Maysie Hoy, ACE

Born 1949

Maisie Hoy, ACE began working in 1975 for Robert Altman and continued for eight years, first as an assistant editor on Nashville and 3 Women and then as co-editor of The Player (with Geraldine Peroni). Hoy also edited The Joy Luck Club and Smoke for Wayne Wang. Between 2007-2014, she edited fourteen films for Tyler Perry, from Daddy’s Little Girls to The Single Moms Club. She received an Emmy nomination for Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. Hoy has thirty-nine film credits.

“It’s funny because the first editor I worked for in feature films was a Black woman. She was the first and the last. But I also worked with Maysie Hoy, who’s Asian-American. She’s a boss. She taught me to have confidence in who you are as an editor, and to speak not only with consideration and compassion but also with control. You walk into a room and people have preconceived notions of what you can do and how smart you are, but you can’t focus on that, because it will distract you.”
Making The Cut: Joi McMillon Reflects On ‘Moonlight,’ Her History-Making Oscar Nod” by Jihan Thompson. The full interview can be found in the Appendix.