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.

12 Anti-Authoritarian Men

June 7, 2017

MGM’s The Dirty Dozen, directed by Robert Aldrich, had its world premiere at Loew’s Capitol Theatre on Broadway in New York City 50 years ago, on June 15, 1967. Based on the novel by E.M. Nathanson, it depicts 12 court-martialed American soldiers sentenced to death or long-term prison sentences. […]

What Our Members Do: Telon Weathington

May 31, 2017

“I log and transcribe reality footage and interviews in real time. When I am logging footage, I am typing detailed descriptions of the scenes and noting what is important. When I am transcribing, I am typing what is said in the interviews word for word.” […]

An Animated Discussion of Editing

May 8, 2017

The panel featured two picture editors whose credits include some of the most popular animation/stop motion films of recent times: Jeff Draheim, ACE, and Edie Ichioka, ACE. […]

What Our Members Do: Susan Avallon

April 5, 2017

Maybe two-thirds of my job involves reading screenplays, novels, non-fiction books, plays, teleplays and treatments. I evaluate their potential as movie or television projects. […]

Switch Hitters: Technical Directors Edit Live!

March 24, 2017

More than 40 people filled the Dede Allen Seminar Room at the Hollywood offices of the Motion Picture Editors Guild on Saturday morning, March 18 for the third installment of the four-part “Meet the Artists” discussion series. […]

Academy Arrival: The Oscar-Nominated Editors

March 3, 2017

Early Saturday morning, February 25, the line stretched around the block from the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre to attend the 17th Annual Invisible Art/Visible Artists program presented by the American Cinema Editors (ACE). […]

What Our Members Do: Ethan Stoller

March 1, 2017

In post-production, I conform the music to any picture changes. On the mix stage, I deliver the full music Pro Tools session to the re-recording mixer, and then serve as an ambassador for the music. […]

Murder Is His Business

February 15, 2017

Seventy years ago, on April 11, 1947, Charles Chaplin — one of the central figures of world cinema and as influential to the art of moviemaking as to the establishment of the Hollywood film industry — premiered his latest film, Monsieur Verdoux (subtitled A Comedy of Murders) at the Broadway Theatre in New York City and at the Academy Award Theatre in Los Angeles. […]

Oscar’s Favorite Film Editors: 2017

February 9, 2017

The 2017 Academy Award nominations for Best Achievement in Film Editing in 2016 offer a full array of vital work in five different movie genres: a haunting science fiction fantasy, a war story with an atypical hero, a really contemporary crime western, a Hollywood musical of Los Angeles itself, and an honest, inner-city coming-of-age drama. […]

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