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32 CINEMONTAGE / SEP-OCT 14 PICTURE EDITOR RICK TUBER Rick Tuber has spent most of his career editing TV series, winning an Emmy Award in 1995 for his work on NBC's ER (1994-2009). He just finished up the first season of Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014-present) on OWN and has returned to Season 2 of WGN's Salem (2014-present). Back in 2002, though, after working on CBS's Nash Bridges (1996-2001), he was up for two different shows — a then new show for FX called The Shield (2002-08) and Flatland (2002), a sci-fi/martial arts series starring Dennis Hopper, being produced in China by Andre Morgan for the Ruddy Morgan Organization. Tuber accepted Morgan's offer to edit Flatland just before learning he also had a firm offer to work on The Shield. Committed to Morgan, he flew to Shanghai and into a project that was completed but virtually stillborn. Never finding a place as a TV series, a shortened version wound up on DVD in 2010, and bits and pieces of it have recently appeared as a web series. Tuber came back to America with a larger story to tell: How a few months living in China changed his life. Out of Tuber's experience, "immersed in this Chinese world," emerged a heartfelt book entitled Shanghai Cuts: A Editors Have the Write Stuff Guild Members Transition into Authors by Edward Landler E ditors Guild members sometimes need to exercise their storytelling talents and share their insights on their craft in the print medium in addition to the audio- visual. This year to date, four books have been published by members of the Guild about their work. While all four of the authors were inspired by their work experience, each had a different purpose for writing and a dramatically different story to tell; they also found different paths to publication and distribution.

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