About A.J. Catoline
A.J. Catoline is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and USC's Master of Professional Writing Program, and a Board Member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE. He is a picture editor working in Los Angeles. He can be reached at ajcatoline@gmail.com

Editing Trump: The Making of a Reality TV Star Who Would Be President

October 12, 2016

The picture editors who worked on the original seasons on the NBC show The Apprentice reported that the image of its star, Donald Trump, was carefully crafted and manufactured in post-production to feature a persona of success, leadership and glamour, despite the raw footage of the reality star that was often “a disaster.” […]

Awakening the Force in the Cutting Room

December 24, 2015

Maryann Brandon, ACE, and Mary Jo Markey, ACE, spoke about their collaboration with director J.J. Abrams, and how he has incredible trust in his editors, giving them the time and space to shape the film in the cutting room. […]

The Editing of ‘Selma’ and the Union Legacy of Martin Luther King

March 4, 2015

For picture editor Spencer Averick, editing the 2014 film Selma was a triumphant career achievement of many firsts; the film was nominated for two Academy Awards — Best Picture and Best Song (“Glory”), winning the latter — and it was his first job as a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild. […]

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