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21 JUL-AUG 14 / CINEMONTAGE by Edward Landler photos by Martin Cohen F or over two decades, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) has sponsored the ACE Internship Program to help bring motivated individuals into the editing profession. This little-publicized annual program has introduced gifted, prospective editors into the industry, accelerating their rise into assistant editor positions. In the process, the program has also created a network of editing professionals encompassing internship alumni and many applicants to the program. Now, after years of service, Internship Director Lori Jane Coleman, ACE (Covert Affairs, 2010-present), and Co-Director Diana Friedberg, ACE (Dog Whisperer, 2004-present) are handing the reins of the program to new leadership. The new directors are 2008 Internship alumnus Carsten Kurpanek (Earth to Echo, 2014) and 2006 alumnus Tyler Nelson (The Social Network, 2010). Over the year leading up to the 2014 Internship (which took place in January and February), Kurpanek and Nelson learned how the process works — from applications, interviews and orientation through the actual internship to the final meeting. The outgoing directors will oversee the new directors as they prepare for the 2015 Internship and, to aid in the changeover, Coleman has compiled a detailed manual of procedures to help guide them. "The interns' best interest must always be at the heart of the program," she says. The Internship Program was started in 1992 by Bill Gordean, ACE (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1990), to offer college graduates interested in editing a unique opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals. In the first year, the original committee who interviewed applicants were Gordean, Jack Tucker, ACE (Shogun, 1980), Howard E. Smith, ACE (The Abyss, 1989), and Tina Hirsch, ACE (Gremlins, 1984). During the first year of the program, Coleman, who had just started editing Picket Fences (1992- 96), mentored intern and now editor J.P. Bernardo (Warehouse 13, 2009-2014). Also during that year, Gordean asked Coleman to take over the program along with Friedberg, who became "my sounding Raising Editors The ACE Internship Program The Editors Panel at the 2014 ACE Internship Lecture Series, from left: Terry Kelley, Lynne Willingham, Steven Cohen, Lori Jane Cole- man, Diana Friedberg, Harvey Rosenstock, MaryAnn Brandon and Christopher Rouse. Top: ACE Internship Director Lori Jane Coleman moderating the Assistant Editors Panel at the 2014 ACE Internship Lecture Series at Universal Studios. • Extend real-time production everywhere with global collaboration. • Accelerate your workflow with timesaving high-res-to-HD workflow. • Maximize your creative time with fully automated media management. Experience the definitive editing toolset, from $999. Tell the best story possible. Introducing © 2013 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Promotions and discounts are subject to availability and change without notice. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice. Avid, the Avid logo and Media Composer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. See what's new: Avid_MediaComposer_7_Ad.indd 1 10/3/13 7:14 AM CineMontage_Jul-Aug_14-4.indd 21 6/18/14 5:34 PM

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