Here's an in-depth look at the career of Editor Mary Jo Markey, ACE from our June 2019, Sight, Sound & Story Post Production Summit.
With Bobbie O'Steen as the moderator, the two shared footage and talked about Markey's work on the groundbreaking television show "Lost," and her various collaborations with Director JJ Abrams including "Mission Impossible III," "Super 8," "Star Trek," "Star Trek Into Darkness," and "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens."
Moderator: Bobbie O'Steen, "Cut to the Chase," "The Invisible Cut"
Speaker: Mary Jo Markey, ACE ("Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," "Star Trek," "Mission Impossible III" )
About Mary Jo Markey, ACE: Mary Jo is an accomplished editor in both film and television. After cutting a series of independent films and television movies, Markey began her collaboration with JJ Abrams as one of the editors of the TV series "Felicity" during its first three seasons (1998-2000). Markey then moved over to edit the first two seasons of "Alias," during which she received her first Emmy nomination. Later, in 2005, Markey won the Emmy for Drama Series Editing for her work on the "Lost" pilot. In 2006, Markey’s collaboration with JJ Abrams moved to the large screen with "Mission Impossible III." Their work together continued with the HBO pilot "Anatomy of Hope," 2009’s "Star Trek" (which led to an ACE Eddie nomination), the "Undercovers" pilot, "Super 8," and "Star Trek Into Darkness" in 201
About Bobbie O’Steen: Bobbie is a writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art. She is an Emmy-nominated editor and author of two acclaimed books: "Cut to the Chase," based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen; and "The Invisible Cut," which deconstructs classic movie scenes through a cut-by-cut analysis. She is a frequent moderator for American Cinema Editors’ EditFest panels and host of her own “Inside the Cutting Room” event series.
She has also taught at the American Film Institute, graduate film workshops at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has created an ongoing course, “Making the Cut,” based on her interviews with over sixty editors. O’Steen’s next project is a media-rich eBook called "Making the Cut at Pixar" about the editor's pioneering role in computer animation. To find out more information on her speaking events go to http://:www.bobbieosteen.com.
Produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), “Sight, Sound & Story” is an ongoing high-profile speaker series that brings audiences “behind the scenes” with legends of visual storytelling. For more information go to https://:www.SightSoundandStory.com.
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