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MEWShop’s one-day summit returns to New York on June 14, 2018 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  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 Kevin Tent, ACE with author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen.  The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for guests, panelists and vendors.  



3:30pm: Check-In


4:00pm: Opening


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

Moderator: Garret Savage (My Perestroika, Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship)

Speakers: Bryan Chang (Brasslands, Narco Cultura, A Year in Space), Ann Collins (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Swim Team), and Matthew Hamachek (Cartel Land, The Trade, Amanda Knox, Meet the Patels)


5:30pm - 6:30pm - TV is the New Black: Television's Cinematic Revolution

Moderator: Michael Berenbaum, ACE (Sex & The City, The Americans, Divorce)

Speakers:  Naomi Geraghty (Billions, Bloodline, Treme) and Lynne Willingham, ACE (Breaking Bad, Ray Donovan, X-Files)


6:45pm - 8:30pm: "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen": A Conversation with Kevin Tent, ACE

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

Speaker: Kevin Tent, ACE (Sideways, Election, The Descendants, Nebraska, Blow)


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

                      American Cinema Editors


                      All Attendess will receive a 1 year subscription to Mocha Pro plug-in for Adobe.                            Attendees will receive information on how to receive this subscription from                                 BorisFX after the event has completed. 

General Admission:  $49


2018 Speakers:

Michael Berenbaum, ACE, served as editor on both Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2, the box office hits based on the HBO series, on which Berenbaum also worked.  His other recent projects include the hit FX series,The Americans, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, HBO's Divorce, and Netflix's Marco Polo. Berenbaum also edited What to Expect When You're Expecting, whose cast includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Rock; War, Inc., starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, and Hilary Duff; and Hollywoodland, starring Adrien Brody and Diane Lane.  He has worked with such directors as Joel and Ethan Coen, John Turturro, Al Pacino, Julian Schnabel and Martin Scorsese.  During his six-year stint on the series Sex and the City, Berenbaum received two Emmy Award nominations and two American Cinema Editors (ACE) Awards. In addition, he received an Emmy for his work on the pilot episode of Desperate Housewives.  Berenbaum’s other television work includes the hit series Nurse Jackie, Running Wilde, Life Is Wild, The Comeback, The Wire and Ed, as well as several telefilms.

Bryan Chang is a documentary filmmaker whose award-winning films have been featured in The New York Times, National Geographic, TIME Magazine, The Atlantic, MoMA, Sundance Film Festival, and distributed theatrically. His feature-length documentaries include Brasslands (director/DP/editor), Narco Cultura (editor), Dark Money (additional editor) and Island Soldier (producer/editor). He was an editor for the Emmy-winning documentary series A Year In Space, and is currently editing on a Netflix original documentary series about genetic engineering. He is a co-owner of Meerkat Media, a cooperatively-run production company in Brooklyn, NY.

Ann Collins is a New York based documentary film editor.  This year, she was nominated for an American Cinema Editor’s Eddie award for her work on Griffin Dunne’s Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold which premiered at the 2017 New York Film Festival.  Prior to that, she co-produced and edited Swim Team, an independent documentary which has won numerous awards and premiered this fall on PBS’s POV series.  Ann’s career began more than twenty-five years ago when she edited Gini Reticker’s independent documentary, The Heart of the Matter, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Freedom of Expression Award.


Her credits include the documentaries Belly Talkers, The Charcoal People, and Sound and Fury, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before receiving theatrical and television distribution.  Sound and Fury was nominated for an Academy Award. For television, she edited Frontline: Merchants of Cool and Porgy & Bess: An American Voice as well as productions for Martha Stewart, MTV, Lifetime, CBS, and PBS. She has edited web projects for Etsy and Johns Hopkins University. She has also worked extensively as a story consultant and consulting editor on numerous independent documentaries.






Naomi Geraghty has had a wide ranging career in television and film. Her TV credits include The Showtime series BillionsBloodline for Netflix and David Simon’s Treme for HBO. 

She is known for her work on movies such as Academy nominated Hotel Rwanda and In America.  As an editor she has had a long collaboration with director Neil Burger on films such as LimitlessThe Illusionist and most recently and soon to be released The Upside starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.

Matthew Hamachek’s films have been nominated for two Academy Awards, won three Emmy Awards, and his work as an editor has brought him two Sundance Film Festival Editing Awards.  His resume includes Marshall Curry’s If a Tree Falls, Dawn Porter’s Gideon's Army, Brian McGinn’s Amanda Knox, and Matthew Heineman’s films Cartel Land and City of Ghosts. He just finished editing Liz Garbus’ The Fourth Estate about the New York Times.

Bobbie O’Steen is a writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art. She is an Emmy-nominated editor and author of two acclaimed books: "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. She is a  frequent moderator for American Cinema Editors’ EditFest panels and host of her own “Inside the Cutting Room” event series.


She has also taught at the American Film Institute, graduate film workshops at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has created an ongoing course, “Making the Cut,” based on her interviews with over sixty editors. O’Steen’s next project is a media-rich eBook called "Making the Cut at Pixar" about the editor's pioneering role in computer animation.

Garret Savage is an award-winning editor and producer. His documentary editing credits include the Peabody Award-winner My Perestroika, HBO's How Democracy Works Now series, Ready, Set, Bag!, and 4-Cylinder 400.  He is the producer of One October (Full Frame 2017) and was an associate producer of the Emmy nominated Pressure Cooker (Participant Films). He has worked on projects for Paramount Pictures, ABC/ESPN, Discovery, IFC, AMC, MTV, and more. Garret was a Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab Fellow, the Program Director of the Nantucket Film Festival's Teen View Film Lab and is a founder and current President of the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.

Kevin Tent, ACE began his career editing educational films, then moved into the world of low-budget horror films, working on several projects with legendary producer Roger Corman. Tent has since gone on to edit many high-profile films. He is known for his long-standing partnership with filmmaker Alexander Payne on films such as Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways, and Election.  Tent has been nominated for an Academy Award for best editing for The Descendants and won an ACE Eddie award for the same film and received three other ACE Eddie Award nominations for Election, Sideways and About Schmidt.

In 2007/2008 and 2008/2009, Lynne Willingham, ACE, won  back to back  Emmy and ACE Eddie awards for AMC’s critically acclaimed Breaking Bad Pilot episode and  the Breaking Bad Season 2 finale, ‘ABQ”.


Over her almost forty year career, she has cut numerous television series, mows, mini-series and pilots.  Some of her work includes the mini-series, Revelations and Empire, as well as the series The Guardian, The X-Files, True Blood, Revenge, and Bloodline.  She cut the Pilot for the TNT series CLAWS in 2017.


In the first year of her five year stint on The X-Files, she was nominated for an Emmy and an ACE Eddie for the legendary, black and white episode Post Modern Prometheus.  She is currently working on The Son for AMC and will begin her sixth season of the series Ray Donovan for Showtime in May.

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