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American Cinema Editors Unveils EditFest London Lineup

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Popular Event Returns for its Second Year With a World-Class Lineup of Editors

(Universal City, CA) 19 May 2014 - EditFest London makes its second appearance in the UK on 21 June 2014, when a lineup of top film and television editors will be on hand to share their insights and experiences in the art of editing. This year, American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.) will present the popular daylong event at London's BFI Southbank.

A.C.E. launched EditFest in 2008 in Los Angeles, in response to a need to put the industry's top editors in conversation with other editors and post-production professionals. By popular demand, EditFest NY was added to its agenda in 2009. Designed for professional as well as aspiring editors, post production team members, students, content creators, production execs, and those who simply love the art and craft of editing, EditFest is a rare opportunity to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work and interact with them in an intimate theater setting.

A.C.E. President, Alan Heim, A.C.E., said, "Last year, we had a terrific experience in London. The city, the panelists, the attendees were everything we could have hoped for and more. The most gratifying thing was to see just how much the attendees wanted to learn from and interact with the editors. There was a thirst for connection and knowledge, and the panelists were delighted to discuss the art of editing and meet those who wanted to explore it. All of us at A.C.E. are really looking forward to returning to London with an exciting new group of editors who will discuss the amazing projects they're working on."

An impressive array of BAFTA, Oscar® and Emmy® winners and nominees are scheduled to be part of EditFest London. The agenda for the 21 June event features interactive, face-to-face dialogue, Q&A sessions and includes:

Opening remarks by A.C.E. President, Alan Heim, A.C.E. (All That Jazz, Network, The Notebook)

Small Screen, Big Picture - The Television Editors

Moderated by John Wilson, A.C.E.

* Mags Arnold - The Trip

* Mark Everson - Alan Partridge

* Tim Porter - Game of Thrones, Doctor Who

From Dailies to Delivery - Editing Features

Moderated by Mick Audsley

* Mark Day - Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, The Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2.

* Alexandra Mackie A.C.E. - Indian Summer, Kill Command, Rogue, Downton Abby, A Poet in New York

* Mark Sanger, A.C.E. - Gravity

* Ken Schretzmann, A.C.E. - Toy Story 3, The Lorax

* Lucia Zucchetti, A.C.E. - The Queen

Closing Panel: A Conversation with Alan Heim

Moderated by Adrian Pennington, American CinemaEditor Magazine

A.C.E. is honored to present an in-depth conversation with the renowned Alan Heim, A.C.E. (All That Jazz, Network, The Notebook) hosted by the International Editor of A.C.E.'s CinemaEditor Magazine.

EditFest London closes with a cocktail reception where attendees and panelists can mingle in an intimate and friendly environment.

Tickets for EditFest are available online at www.editfest.com for £200/$299. For further information, email jenni@americancinemaeditors.com or call +1818.777.2900.

*Denotes BAFTA, Oscar®, Emmy®, A.C.E. Eddie nomination or win.

About A.C.E.

American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

The objectives and purposes of the American Cinema Editors are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.

A.C.E. produces several annual events including EditFest (a weekend editing festival in the summer), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the A.C.E. Eddie Awards, now in its 64th year, recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.

About A.C.E. EditFest

Launched in Los Angeles in 2008 to put the leading film editors in touch and in communication with editors and those who work with editors and editing enthusiasts, EditFest expanded to New York in 2009 and London in 2013. EditFest presents panels, conversations and social interaction with some of the most influential editors working in film and television. The highly anticipated annual event, which sells out each year, has plans to expand to additional cities in the future.

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Media contacts:

For A.C.E.:

Lea Yardum

Perception PR


For EditFest

Christine Purse

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A.C.E. Social Media

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