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. […]

Last Fair Deal Gone Down?

August 17, 2018

Our nation and our union are currently roiling in the pro-or-con debate of upcoming elections. For the country, it’s the biennial mid-term elections of our congressional representatives and senators as well as state officials in early November, which looks to be more divisive than ever. […]

The Great Society: The Beginnings of the Editors Guild

May 15, 2017

In celebration of the Editors Guild’s 80th anniversary on May 20, 2017, we reprint this story on the founding of the Society of Motion Picture Film Editors, the forerunner of today’s Guild, which originally appeared in CineMontage JAN-FEB 2012 […]

Building the More Perfect Union

December 2, 2016

Along with the Guild’s Board, during his tenure, Kutak has overseen much transformation at the local as it has adapted to the upheavals and constant change that are a given in the entertainment industry. […]

Early on, a Woman’s Place Was in the Cutting Room

December 2, 2016

“Great film editing begins with great pictures,” said Barbara “Bobbie” McLean in a 1977 interview in Film Comment magazine. She could make such a gracious statement with authority at that point, after cutting for more than 60 years, beginning as […]

Why Is It Called ‘Foley’ Anyway?

February 1, 2016

It was the late 1920s and Jack Foley was a producer, director and writer working at Universal Pictures at its old location on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. […]

The Busy Boom Years of Local 771

September 1, 2012

The 1980s were very busy years for the East Coast Editors Guild, Local 771, and the period of its highest level of membership. By 1987, more than 1,200 people were working in features and at the television networks. […]

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