About Edward Landler
Edward Landler is a filmmaker, media educator and film historian. He made I Build the Tower, the definitive feature documentary on the Watts Towers, and is currently completing a cultural history of film. He can be reached at edlandler@roadrunner.com.

Six Editors Inside the Egyptian Theatre

March 12, 2018

The Oscar-nominated picture editors convened on the day before the 90th Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre — at the 18th annual Invisible Art/Visible Artists program at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre. […]

What Our Members Do: Oscar Torres

March 1, 2018

I work as a Digital Media Operator for Fox Media Services at 20th Century Fox. My work varies day to day. I work on feature mastering, currently aired programs (Fox, NBC, ABC, FX, NatGeo, AMC), and our library content. […]

Celebrity Crush

February 16, 2018

In ‘The King of Comedy’ (1983), directed by Martin Scorsese from Newsweek film critic Paul D. Zimmerman’s script, fledgling comic Rupert Pupkin wants to be a star. Obsessed with celebrity itself, he emerges from the subculture of fandom to take a shot at fame by kidnapping late night talk show host Jerry Langford. […]

Oscar’s Favorite Picture Editors 2018

February 9, 2018

The 2018 Academy Award nominations for Best Achievement in Film Editing in 2017 focus on five distinctive approaches to movie storytelling, each with itsown effective rhythms and emotional tones. […]

What Our Members Do: Dominick Tavella, CAS

January 31, 2018

In 2012, Sound One, the studio I was working at, abruptly closed (with one week’s notice!) and I had about four or five months of solid work lined up ready to start in three weeks or so. […]

What Our Members Do: Erin Rodman

January 1, 2018

I’ve been a bookworm since I was a child, and I distinctly remember telling my parents that there were two professions I wanted to pursue as an adult. […]

Shaping the ‘Detroit’ Sound:
Paul N.J. Ottosson

December 29, 2017

On July 23, 1967, a police raid on an unlicensed after-hours bar in Detroit precipitated five days of major racial violence. A half century later, director Kathryn Bigelow presented a vivid perspective on this uprising and its place in our social history in the film ‘Detroit.’ […]

‘October’ Surprise
The Revolution Will Be Edited

December 8, 2017

After 90 years, the premiere of Sergei Eisenstein’s October on November 7, 1927 at Leningrad’s Bolshoi Theatre still endures as the most famous screening of an unparalleled motion picture epic that was never shown publicly in its entirety. […]

What Our Members Do: Marko Costanzo

December 1, 2017

“Foley artists create sounds in sync with actions seen on screen. We will make the footstep sounds for every character in a film, giving their steps the personality the actor portrays on camera.” […]

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