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.

What Our Members Do: Marquita “Lyric” Ramsey

September 1, 2018

Time is a huge challenge, with schedules for episodes getting shorter and shorter. I think it’s key to be honest with producers and post supervisors — if you’re drowning in material and feel you need extra support, say it! […]

30 Years on Sunset

August 17, 2018

Over the summer and fall of 1988, the Motion Picture Editors Guild in Hollywood, then IATSE Local 776, made two very auspicious hires to its staff. On July 25, Adriana Iglesias (now Iglesias-Dietl) became assistant bookkeeper and, on October 17, Lisa Berniker (now Dosch) was named administrative assistant. […]

Fear of a Black Planet

August 17, 2018

Over the decade leading to 1973, with the progress achieved by the civil rights movement, a greater awareness emerged in the African-American community of its own history and culture. Despite this growth of self-worth, pride and initiative giving strength to the idea of Black Power, the systemic practice of inequality and oppression of minorities continued to afflict American society. […]

What Our Members Do:
Seth Glennie-Smith

August 1, 2018

For me, the most exciting part of the job is taking music written by the composer and finding sneaky ways to reintegrate it into different parts of the show. This not only establishes thematic continuity, but also helps speed the process along. […]

Not-So-Secret Agents:
The Art of Negotiating Revealed

July 5, 2018

During the last week of June, the Editors Guild Diversity Committee’s African-American Steering Committee hosted “The Art of Negotiation,” an eye-opening panel to show how agents serve below-the-line talent as well as those above the line. […]

What Our Members Do: Jeffrey Osmer

July 2, 2018

My primary job is to identify and “tag” an asset into our tracking system to be able to quickly retrieve that item in the future. We consistently field department requests to retrieve their previously created content. […]

‘The Piano’ Ain’t Got No Wrong Notes

June 12, 2018

From the age of six, Ada McGrath refuses to speak, yet film audiences first saw and heard how clearly she communicates on May 15, 1993, when Jane Campion’s ‘The Piano’ premiered at the 45th Cannes International Film Festival. […]

What Our Members Do: Isabella Rupp

June 1, 2018

I am both technical director and crew chief. As technical director, I am the co-pilot and the director is the pilot. Our team of 30 brings producers’ scripts to life through pictures and sound that best show and tell the story. […]

What Our Members Do: Alex Robinson

May 1, 2018

As assistant editor on the show, my primary responsibility is to support the editors in whatever manner necessary. I also get lots of opportunities to practice cutting scenes and address notes from the editors. […]

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