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Behind the Lens: A Glimpse into the Cinematography of "Foundation"

Sight, Sound & Story - Behind the Edit of "Palm Royale"

Moderator: Josh Apter (Founder of Manhattan Edit Workshop, Co-Owner Padcaster)

Panelists: Editors Amanda Pollack, ACE ("The Good Fight, Skins," "The Americans"), Andrew Marcus ("Much Ado About Nothing," "Frankenstein"), and Eric Spang ("High Maintenance," "Gimme Danger")

Inside Episode XXXVI: Discover the behind-the-scenes magic of "Palm Royale" in an exclusive panel discussion featuring the talented editing team from AppleTV+'s series. Join us for an in-depth exploration of the art and skill of editing, as Editors Amanda Pollack, ACE, Eric Spang, and Andrew Marcus share their insights into the creative process. Guided by moderator Josh Apter, this event explores the techniques, hurdles, and creative choices that brought this acclaimed series to life. Whether you're an aspiring editor or simply captivated by storytelling, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss!


When: Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

Time: 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT

General Admission:  FREE!


All registered attendees will receive a link and password for access on the day of the event approximately a half hour before 8:00 PM ET.


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Andrew Marcus is an editor known for their work in "Howards End" (1992), "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993) and "Frankenstein" (1994). Andrew was nominated for a BAFTA for Best EditingHowards End" (1992).


Amanda Pollack, ACE, is a born and raised New Yorker, who spent a number of years in Great Britain. She has always loved the way pictures, sound and music work together to tell stories. Amanda is musical, and believes her affinity for music and sense of rhythm contribute greatly to the craft of editing.


Eric Spang is an editor who is best known for TV series "High Maintenance" (2018 - 2020), "Gimme Danger" (2016) and "Hold the Dark" (2018). Most recently, he edited two episodes from the HBO series "The Staircase" (2022) and contributed to Apple TV+'s hit series, "Palm Royale" (2024).


Josh Apter has worked in all areas of filmmaking, from location sound recordist on numerous feature films, to videographer for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, where he recorded the testimonies of over 150 Holocaust survivors.  As a film editor, Josh has worked on over ten feature films including "The Holy Land" (winner Slamdance FF/Cavu Pictures Distributor), "Kaaterskill Falls" and "Barbecue is a Noun" (Audience Award for best Documentary at the Rome International Film Festival and the River Run Film Festival).

From his love of post-production, Josh founded Manhattan Edit Workshop in 2002.  MEWShop is an Avid, Assimilate, and Blackmagic Authorized Training Center offering a variety of classes in the art and technique of film editing.  With clients ranging from AMC Networks, HBO, NBC, CBS, WNET, and CNN; Manhattan Edit Workshop has become the premier training destination for the highest-level content creators and media professionals.

Josh is also the Founder and CEO of The Padcaster (  In 2012, Josh invented, designed, and founded The Padcaster®.   As a filmmaker, Josh is always producing, shooting and editing projects of all shapes and sizes.


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