Lillian’s Devotees: Some Words from Her Admirers…

June 7, 2017

“Lillian Benson is one of the most gifted, resourceful and dedicated editors with whom I have had the privilege to work,” said Debbie Allen. “From Eyes on the Prize II to The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, her talent has enriched every project.” […]

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.” […]

The Great Society: The Beginnings of the Editors Guild

May 15, 2017

Editor’s Note: 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 in honor of the Guild’s 75th anniversary. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Post-Production Pioneers: The Guild’s Earliest Members – East Coast

September 1, 2012

Television kept post-production people employed during the post-World War II years in New York. Feature film was a West Coast commodity, but the Madison Avenue advertising firms, such as J. Walter Thompson, Benton & Bowles and Hill & Knowlton, among others, were a major part of the “go-go” years in Manhattan. […]

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