Sight, Sound & Story's 2021 event series format is now online. Sight, Sound & Story has delayed its live in-person events (June's Post Summit & November's The Art of Cinematography) until 2022. Until that time the event series will continue live online monthly. This series will feature unique guests and subjects that will vary between editing, cinematography, and all aspects of filmmaking. Most importantly, these events will be live and free to the public.
Sight, Sound & Story: Live continues with Editors Ken Eluto, ACE, Bill Henry, ACE, Jane Rizzo and Moderator Bobbie O'Steen
Sight Sound & Story: Live: Inside the Cutting Room of "Succession"
Moderator: Bobbie O'Steen (Cut to the Chase," "The Invisible Cut")
Panelists: Ken Eluto, ACE ("30 Rock," "Succession"), Bill Henry, ACE ("Succession," "The Gilded Age"), & Jane Rizzo ("Dickinson," "Succession")
Inside Episode XVIII: This panel focuses on the tragicomic saga of a super rich and powerful family that has riveted HBO audiences for the past three seasons. Join Bobbie O'Steen for a discussion with three of the series masterful editors - Ken Eluto,ACE, Bill Henry, ACE, and Jane Rizzo - who discuss the challenges and rewards of working with constant camera movement, complex plot lines, and multi-layered performances that reveal the many shifting alliances and betrayals in this highly acclaimed series.
When: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Time: 7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT
General Admission: FREE!
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Ken Eluto, ACE, has worked as an editor in multiple genres, including features, TV movies, dramatic and comedy series, pilots, and documentaries. Ken won two Emmy Awards and has been nominated eight times for film editing. He won one ACE Eddie Award and has been nominated four times.
"The Battle Over Citizen Kane," a documentary Ken edited, was nominated for an Academy Award and received a Primetime Emmy-nomination for outstanding editing.
For many years, Ken worked on critically acclaimed TV shows produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, including "Homicide: Life on the Street," "OZ" and the HBO Film, "Shot in the Heart," directed by Agnieszka Holland. He later worked with Tina Fey on seven seasons of "30 Rock" and three seasons of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."
Since 2018, Ken has worked on all three seasons of "Succession," gaining another Emmy nomination and winning an ACE Eddie this year.
Bill Henry, ACE, started his career in Los Angeles as a feature film assistant: beginning with a Roger Corman film cut on moviolas in an airless Venice loft. Ten years later he moved to NYC to work on “The First Wives Club,” with editor John Bloom, a collaboration that later led to Mike Nichols’ “Angels in America” for HBO. Two more Nichols’ films followed, “Closer” and “Charlie Wilson’s War” as an Additional Editor. In 2010, he cut Victoria Mahoney’s feature debut “Yelling to the Sky,” which was selected for competition in the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
Bill’s television career highlights over the last decade include NBC’s musical drama “SMASH,” Garry Trudeau’s political satire “Alpha House” for Amazon, Netflix’s “Marco Polo,” Apple+’s “Dickinson,” HBO’s “The Gilded Age,” and “Succession” which won him an Emmy for the Season 2 Finale.
Currently he’s working on a new Apple+ series “Hello, Tomorrow,” starring Billy Crudup.
Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and cinephiles. Educated at Stanford University, she is an Emmy-nominated film editor and the author of two acclaimed books: Cut to the Chase, based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen about such landmark films as "The Graduate" and "Chinatown." The Invisible Cut deconstructs the editing process and classic movie scenes through a cut-by-cut analysis.
Bobbie hosts an ongoing event series, “Inside the Cutting Room,” honoring master editors through screening and discussion at ACE’s EditFest and MEWShop’s Sight, Sound & Story series and has taught at AFI, Emerson College, John Hopkins University, The New School, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has created a class series, “Making the Cut,” where she explores the editing process, based on her interviews with over eighty editors. She also contributes commentary and discussion for The Criterion Collection releases and has written for various publications, including CinemaEditor Magazine, which named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.”
Her latest book, Making the Cut at Pixar: The Art of Editing Animation, co-authored with Bill Kinder and being published this May by Focal Press, is an authoritative media-rich Ebook about the editor’s pioneering role in computer animation.
More info at bobbieosteen.com
A native of Rome, Italy, Jane Rizzo graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and started her career in NY as an assistant editor on both documentaries and narrative films (including working for one of her idols, Robert Altman).
Her editing credits include award winning films “Leave No Trace,” “Z for Zachariah,” Sundance hits “Compliance,” “Ain’t them Bodies Saints,” “Great World of Sound.” Her work has played at film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, NY.
Her television credits include the HBO hits “Succession” (for which she received an ACE nomination), “High Maintenance,” “The Get Down” for Netflix, “Super Pumped“ for Showtime and “Dickinson” for Apple tv.
She is currently editing the movie “The Beanie Bubble” for Apple.
*All speakers are schedule permitting.