Melvin Frank & Norman Panama’s ‘The Court Jester’

May 1, 2014

When I was growing up in the 1960s, the entertainer Danny Kaye seemed to be everywhere — today traveling the world on behalf of UNICEF, tonight hosting his own CBS variety show. My classmates and I knew the songs from Hans Christian Andersen (1952), even if we boys didn’t always admit it. […]

Once Upon a Laugh in the West: Jeff Freeman Knows ‘A Million Ways to Die’

May 1, 2014

The show-business career of Jeff Freeman, A.C.E., began on a terrifying note. At the age of four, he was plucked by his stepfather, director Arthur Napoleon, to appear in a movie co-written by his mother, Jo. Man on the Prowl (1957) may not have made any “best of all- time” lists, but the experience was memorable enough for young Jeff. […]

Separating the Bums from the Contenders

May 1, 2014

Sixty years after its premiere in June 1954 in Japan, of all places (New York and Los Angeles followed in July), On the Waterfront is still regarded as a seminal film because of its immense influence on acting. […]

About Schmidt: The Legendary Editor of ‘Back to the Future’ Revisits His Past

May 1, 2014

From Back to the Future to Cast Away, Robert Zemeckis, and his longtime editor Arthur Schmidt, A.C.E., crafted some of the most iconic films of the 1980s, ’90s and beyond. A two-time Oscar winner, as well as the recipient of numerous other industry awards and honors for his editing work, Schmidt — who retired in 2008 — is well loved and respected in the industry. […]

Outreach Connection: Help Us Help You Make a Difference

May 1, 2014

Let us introduce ourselves: We are the Membership Outreach Committee. The committee was established by the Editors Guild Board of Directors as an avenue through which members can interact with each other to generate and distribute solutions to issues that you, the membership, help identify. […]

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