PASSAGES – Joe Staton

December 8, 2017

Joe Staton passed away on August 1, 2017 at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 81. Born in Harlem, New York City, Joe was a veteran of the Korean War. […]

PASSAGES – Cecilia (Cil) Perna

December 8, 2017

The motion picture industry lost one of our finest Foley and ADR mixers on October 11, 2017. Not only was she kind and supportive to everyone, but Cecilia Perna could mix with her eyes closed; mixing and sound was second nature to her. […]

At the Point of Crisis, Survival Is Victory

December 8, 2017

I recently took a CPR class at the Editors Guild offices in LA, which was organized through The Wellness Program. I felt compelled to take the class after a colleague saved the life of our color timer after he had a heart attack during a meeting on “Dunkirk.” […]

PASSAGES – Eric Zumbrunnen, ACE

December 8, 2017

On August 1, the arts, entertainment and advertising community lost a respected, inventive visual craftsmen: award-winning editor Eric Zumbrunnen, ACE. […]

PASSAGES – Paul Rodriguez, MPSE

December 8, 2017

Motion picture and television sound executive Paul Rodriguez, MPSE, passed away September 26 in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest after a brief hospitalization. He was 65. […]

PASSAGES – Sanford (Sandy) Berman

December 8, 2017

We lost a truly great man when Sandy Berman passed away on August 11. Known for his creative genius as a sound designer, as well as his talent as a musician and artist, Sandy was universally regarded as one of the most hilarious, kind and generous people in the business. […]

Totally Involved in the Cutting Room

December 8, 2017

“Editing a film is making the film as much as shooting it or writing it is.” Woody Allen told me that when I interviewed him in 1996 for “DGA Magazine,” for which I served as editor. […]

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