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MEWShop’s one-day summit returns to New York on June 11, 2020.  Panels include the art and processes of editing documentary film and episodic television.  Our closing panel will highlight the career of an acclaimed feature film editor with author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen.  The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for guests, panelists, and vendors.  

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3:30 pm: Check-In


4:00 pm: Opening


4:15 pm - 5:15 pm: Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing Documentary Films 

Moderator: Jeremy Workman (Magical Universe, The World Before Your Feet)

Speakers: TBD


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - The Emergence of Peak TV: Television's Cinematic Revolution

Moderator: TBD

Speakers:  TBD


6:45 pm - 8:30 pm: "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen": A Conversation with An Acclaimed Editor 

Moderator: Bobbie O'Steen "Cut to the Chase," "The Invisible Cut"

Speaker: TBD




                        8:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Networking Party & Tech Lounge sponsored by

                      American Cinema Editors


General Admission:  $49 

Early Bird Admission $29 (must register before April 15th)


Venue in New York City is TBD. Information to come shortly.







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Discounts Available for Partner Organizations. Please email for more information.

2020 Speakers*:

Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy®-nominated editor and author of two acclaimed books about editing: “Cut to the Chase,” based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen; and “The Invisible Cut,” which deconstructs classic movie scenes through a cut-by-cut analysis. Her latest book is an authoritative, media-rich eBook called “Making the Cut at Pixar” about the editor’s pioneering role in computer animation.


Bobbie moderates one-on-one panels with master editors at EditFest for American Cinema Editors, and has partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop to host her continuing event series, ”Inside the Cutting Room,” honoring editors through screening and discussion.  She has lectured at the American Film Institute, John Hopkins University, Emerson College, UCLA, and taught graduate school workshops at NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts. She has also created an ongoing class series, “Making the Cut,” where she explores the art and techniques of the editing process, based on her interviews with more than sixty editors. She also contributes commentary and interviews that focus on editing for The Criterion Collection DVD/Blu-Ray releases. O’Steen has written articles for such publications as CinemaEditor Magazine, which named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.”


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Jeremy Workman's highly-acclaimed documentary The World Before Your Feet (Greenwich Entertainment) is currently in theaters in the US and Canada. His previous documentary Magical Universe (IFC Films) was an LA Times and Village Voice Critic's Pick when it was released in 2014.  His documentary Who Is Henry Jaglom? (First Run Features) won several film festival awards and premiered on the PBS series POV. Additionally, Jeremy is widely known in the industry as the Creative Director of Wheelhouse Creative, a boutique movie marketing and trailer company that caters to indies and documentaries.  In this capacity, he has edited nearly 200 movie trailers and been twice-nominated for an Emmy.

*All speakers are schedule permitting.

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