Columns

AE: Acrimony Over an Acronym

The first time I heard my assistant editor referred to as an “AE,” the hairs on my back went up! I felt it was disrespectful and unbecoming — but why? After all, we call production assistants PAs without offense, so why not call assistant editors AEs? Well, for starters, PAs fetch coffee and deliver scripts, whereas assistant editors perform highly skilled creative and technical work in an artistic craft. […]

Guild

What Our Members Do: Telon Weathington

“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 transcrib- ing, I am typing what is said in the interviews word for word.” […]

Departments

Flipping Reality – There’s Power in Post

In February 2013, about a year before the formation of the Guild’s Membership Outreach Committee, I and the other editors and assistant editors of the fourth season of Swamp People (2010-present) returned to work under an IATSE contract after a four-day work stoppage that “flipped” the previously non-union show. […]