Cut to Black: Stephane Neroes, ACE, Picture Editor

For each day in the month of February, the Committee will be highlighting African-American members, both past and present, and their accomplishments. We look forward to showing the contributions and influences African-Americans have had on the industry.

Name: Stephanie Neroes, A.C.E

What’s your job? Picture Editor

List the credits you’re most proud of. “Surviving R. Kelly”

What are you working on right now? I start Netflix’s “Atypical” next month.

Who and what are your influences and/or mentors? Whoopi Goldberg was a huge influence in my life way back when she was doing stand up comedy. Just to see someone who looked like she did, someone who looked like me, excel during that time was very impressionable and allowed me to dream of a career in entertainment. (By the way, she was robbed in 1985.)  Also, team sports were a big influence. In a career where collaboration is key, applying the ideology of teamwork added to my success and evolution. As for mentors, I had a college professor who was very supportive. He believed in me and my talents. However, he had hoped that I would’ve become a screenwriter. Presently, I’m discovering new mentors on the regular through my journey as an editor, more so, in the last year and I’m very appreciative of these new relationships.

What books are you reading, shows are you watching and/or movies you’re excited about? I’m currently reading “Spirit Hacking.” It’s about empowering yourself and empowering others. I plan on starting “Bridgerton” soon and watching “One Night In Miami” is my next to watch film.

What would be your superhero name? According to a friend, I would be Onyx Angel Warrior.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Very early in my journey into film making, I was told “Be nice to those you see on the way up because you will see them
again on your way down.” Don’t know why but that’s always stuck with me. Also, nothing is that serious.

If you could time travel, when would you go and why? I’m a big fan of simplicity and, so, I would love to experience life before the invention of electricity and technology.

What’s a little-known fact about you?  A little fact known about me is that I played women’s tackle football for ten years. And, yes, I was able to win a championship ring before retiring/blowing out my knees.

What would be your dream project to work on? Cutting “Atypical” at this point in my career is a dream job.