Appendix D: The Collaborative Update
During the year I was researching, people kept giving me names. Now that the site is launched, more people are sending me names because there’s no end to the remarkable women who have been, or are, editors.
I can’t create new pages (sorry!), but in the spirit of collaboration with all of you who care so much about this subject, I will be adding names as I get them.
If I receive a good source of information about the editor, the name will be linked to that source and I’ll add a note about one or two titles of films they edited, or a director with whom they worked a lot.
(Hint, hint…if you write me about someone, maybe please also give me that info? Thanks!)
And in keeping with the format of the website site, I’ll also identify some of them with the title from this category, if they’re also a filmmaker: “A filmmaker who (always or sometimes) edits”
Anne Alvergue – Documentary editor of films such as That Way Madness Lies…, Africa Rising and Love, Gilda
Shira Arad – Member of the Israeli Academy of Motion Pictures and the Israeli Editors Guild. Known for such films as Our Father, Antenna and Incitement.
Germaine Artus – Edited for Robert Bresson (The Devil, Probably and Lancelot of the Lake) among others. In later years, her editing credit appeared instead as Germaine Lamy.
Franki Ashiruka – Kenyan editor; runs editing company AFRICA POST OFFICE(APO LTD)
Claire Atherton – Editor of Chantal Akerman‘s films for the last 20 years (A Couch in New York, The Captive, Down There, No Home Movie). Recipient of a special lifetime achievement award for her editing at the Locarno Film Festival.
Nancy Baker – Producer, writer, editor; Born Into Brothels and Harlan County, U.S.A.
Marguerite Beaugé – Fifty editing credits including Pépé le Moko, She Returned at Dawn, Lumières de Paris and Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc.
Debbie Berman – Spider-Man: Homecoming; Captain Marvel; co-editor (with Michael P. Shawver) of Black Panther
Ann Sophie Bion – The Artist
Yael Bitton – Both an editor and a filmmaker
Myriam Borsoutsky – French editor of such films as Bullfight, The Man Who Returns from Afar and Let’s Make a Dream
Elfride (as Elfi) Böttrich – Began editing in 1919. Two films by F. W. Murnau (Faust and The Last Laugh) and Passion by Ernst Lubitsch. In later years, edited 41 episodes of an East German TV series, Vorsicht, Falle! – Nepper, Schlepper, Bauernfänger, ending in 1985.
Victoria Boydell – Belle, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Luther
Anita Brandt Burgoyne, ACE – Legally Blonde
Lisa Bromwell, ACE—House of Cards and The Sessions
Marie Castro (Vasquez) – Mr. Klein, Toute Pour Plair
Betty Ciccarelli – Documentary film editor, Eyes on the Prize and The American Experience
Margaret Clancey – An actress and also an editor who cut thirty films at Fox and United Artists from 1927 to 1938.
Monica Collingwood was one of the original charter members of the Editors Guild in 1937, and in 1947 was nominated for a Best Editing Oscar for The Bishop’s Wife.
Cari Coughlin – Editor of fiction and documentary films such as Daisy Winters and Powder and Gold, and numerous TV series
Mona Davis – Documentary editor of films such as Running from Crazy, The Farm: Angola, USA and five episodes of Making a Murderer
Saela Davis – Editor of Americana, The Fits, and Hala. Currently co-directing a feature with Anna Rose Helmer, director of The Fits.
Keiko Deguchi – Editor of the documentary The Cats of Mirikatani and dramatic features like We The Animals and Luminous Motion
Kathy Dougherty – An editor (Perfectly Normal for Me, 2 episodes of Real Sex), a director/editor (Recording ‘The Producers’: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks; The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit) and a producer (A Vermont Farmer).
Marie-Sophie Dubus – F for Fake by Orson Welles, Cercle Rouge by Jean-Pierre Melville
Penelope Falk – Documentary editor of many films including Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Sarah Flack, ACE – Has edited several films for Sophia Coppola and Steven Soderbergh, among others
Teresa Font – Spanish editor of many films for Vicente Aranda and Imanol Uribe. Recently edited Almodovar’s Pain and Glory.
Amy Foote – Documentary editor of films such as The Work, Mavis! and Watergate: How We Learned to Stop an Out-of-Control President
Marjorie Fowler – Elmer Gantry, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. She got an Oscar nomination in 1968 for Doctor Doolittle. The American Cinema Editors awarded her its Lifetime Career Achievement Award in 2000 and had nominated her six times for an Eddie Award.
Helga Gentz – Worked more than forty years at the East German Film Studios (DEFA); known for Jahrgang 45, Jadup & Boel, and Die Frau und der Fremde
Dana E. Glauberman, ACE – Up In the Air and Juno
Anne Goursaud – Francis Ford Coppola, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, One From the Heart
Tracy Granger, ACE – Still Life, Boys Don’t Cry and Gas, Food, Lodging
Madeleine Gug – Les Diaboliques and The Wages of Fear by Henri-Georges Clouzot; Lola Montes by Max Ophüls
Catherine Haight, ACE – Puzzle, Transparent, I Love Dick
Colleen Halsey – Edward Scissorhands
Barbara Hennings – The Nasty Girl
Katherine Hilliker – She had a multi-faceted career in many aspects of film production, including editing, during the early years of cinema.
Tina Hirsch, ACE – The West Wing; a former (and the first woman) president of ACE
Sabine Hoffman, ACE – Maggie’s Plan, Elvis & Nixon
Ágnes Hranitzky—edited numerous Béla Tarr films including Satantango and was co-director with Tarr of Werckmeister Harmonies, The Man from London and The Turin Horse. Also edited Anna by Márta Mészáros, and other films
Claude Ibéria – Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast and The Eagle with Two Heads
Edie Ichioka (aka Edie Bleiman), ACE – The Boxtrolls, Toy Story 2
Barbara Jarvis – Winter Soldier
Emmanuelle Jay – French editor (La belle occasion, Road to Istanbul) and author of a book about editing (Plus long le chat dans le brume) who also writes a blog about editing (Journal d’une monteuse.)
Virginia Katz, ACE – Edited several films for Bill Condon, among many others
Céline Kélépikis – The Red Turtle, Now or Never
Clare Knight (née de Chenu)- editor of animated feature films including Madagascar (as Clare de Chenu) and the three King Fu Panda movies and The Lego Movie 2 (as Clare Knight)
Wic Kjellin–Long term editor for Vilgot Sjöman on films such as I Am Curious (Yellow), A Handful of Love and Garaget. Also edited for numerous other Swedish directors.
Elizabeth Kling – Household Saints, Georgia, O.C. & Stiggs, and a lot of recent TV series.
Yeva Ladyzhenskaya – Russian editor with seventeen credits on IMDb. Edited Tanya for Grigoriy Aleksandrov. Cut seven films for Mikhail for Romm including Nine Days of One Year, Mechta and Girl No. 217. (N.b.: Her credit appears as Y., Ye., E. or Yeva)
Julie ‘Bob’ Lombardi – Super Size Me and Morgan Spurlock Presents: Freedom, the Movie!; many episodes of TV series.
Jane Loring — Edited trailers before becoming a film cutter for Paramount-Famous Players Lasky in 1927. She remained with Paramount until the early 1930s, when she moved to RKO as an assistant director.
Alex Mackie, ACE – Editor on many TV series, including The Crown, Wallander, Downton Abbey, and on films such as Mary Shelley
Kelly Matsumoto, ACE – Nominated twice by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for her work on the Fast and the Furious franchise
Jabeen Merchant – Manorama Six Feet Under, Laal Kaptaan
Renata Merck – German editor of fiction and documentary films including Shattered Glass, The Holy Bunch and Seduction: The Cruel Woman
Merata Mita – Māori documentary director/editor.
Cindy Mollo, ACE—Ozark, House of Cards, Mad Men
Julie Monroe – Assistant, associate, and primary editor for numerous Oliver Stone films
Debra Neil-Fisher, ACE – Fifty Shades of Grey, Transformers: The Last Knight, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Hangover (I, II and III)
Nancy Novack — Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
Ruth Novaczek – Editor and director/writer of Tea Leaf, 50-50, Cheap Philosophy, and Radio (5 films).
Carole Gikandi Omondi – Film Editor/Director – Medeva – Media Development in Africa
Anne Østerud – The Hunt, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Edna Ruth Paul – Sam Rami’s The Evil Dead, five episodes of ABC Afterschool Specials starring Jodi Foster, and Lenny Bruce’s Dirtymouth. (Unfortunately, the many documentaries Paul edited are not listed on IMDb.)
Maria Papoutsis – Ride Like a Girl, Penguin Bloom
Ziva Postec – Shoah
Pamela Power – The Hunger, The Man Who Knew Too Little
Nelly Quettier – numerous films for Leo Carax (Holy Motors) and Claire Denis (Beau Travail)
Fabienne Rawley, ACE – Zootopia, Monster House
Tricia Reidy, ACE – Editor of many films & series episodes for Ken Burns & Lynn Novick (The Civil War; Baseball; The War; The Roosevelts; Jazz; Vietnam)
Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE – I, Tonya
Toby Shimin – Documentary editor of films such as Buck, How to Dance in Ohio and 32 Pills
Trudy Ship – Edited numerous films for Stephen Herek, including 101 Dalmatians, as well as for other directors
Claire Simon – Director, actor and editor on films such as God’s Offices and At All Costs
Rose Smith – Early cinema editor. Worked on Birth of a Nation, Intolerance and Way Down East.
Joan Sobel, ACE – Has edited films for Tom Ford, among many others
Alexandra Strauss – I Am Not Your Negro, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Mary Sweeney – Producer, director, writer, and editor; did numerous films with David Lynch
Selda Taşkın – Yuva
Camilla Toniolo – Mildred Pierce (two episodes), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Living in Oblivion
Norma Torrado – Editor at the Cuban film institute (ICAIC) as editor of newsreels; Hour of the Furnaces; many documentary films for Santiago Alvarez
Lindsay Utz – American Factory, Quest
Irina Varina – Director and editor of films and web series such as Us, Forever Ago and Things I’d like to do instead of thinking about men
Lesley Walker – The Dresser, Mama Mia!, Emma, Mona Lisa
Eda Warren – I Married a Witch, St. Louis Blues, The Twilight Zone
Julia Wong, ACE – Edited films for Brett Ratner and Catherine Hardwicke, among others