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Class Films Receive James Beard Award and Honor from Emmys

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrant, which was a 2009 Edit Center class film was awarded a 2012 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award for Best Special/Documentary. Directed by Sally Rowe, the film was edited by TEC alum Amy Foote and was produced by Edit Center founder and instructor Alan Oxman and TEC alum Rachel Mills. A Matter of Taste has its premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival and later appeared on HBO. For more information on the film, please visit its official website.

Also receiving accolades is 2010 class film Hot Coffee. Edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee (No End In Sight, Una Noche), the film received an Academy of Television Arts and Science TV Cares Award. Directed by Susan Saladoff and produced by Alan Oxman, the film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and aired later that year on HBO.

Class Project Released on DVD

Former class documentary project Hot Coffee will be available on DVD on November 1, 2011. The film had its premiere at Sundance and was picked up by HBO. Edit Center alum Cindy Lee (No End In Sight) edited the film and was assisted by Rebecca Saladoff, also an alum. TEC instructor and founder Alan Oxman produced. "Stunning debut," writes the Washington Post. "Sends audiences out of the theater thinking in a brand new way." To purchase the DVD visit the Hot Coffee website

Class Films Picked Up by HBO

Two Edit Center films, Hot Coffee (May 2010) and A Matter of Taste (November 2009) have been picked up by HBO and will be included in their critically acclaimed "Summer Series." Hot Coffee was edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee and will premiere June 27th. A Matter of Taste, which was edited by alum Amy Foote, debuts June 13th. A trailer for the Summer Series can be found here

Full Frame Features TEC Alums, Teachers, and Class Films

The work of TEC alums, teachers, and class projects will be showcased at this year’s 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Hot Coffee, A Matter of Taste, and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front will all be featured as New Docs. Hot Coffee, a class project in 2010, was edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee and produced by TEC instructor Alan Oxman; A Matter of Taste was edited by Amy Foote and produced by Rachel Mills, both TEC alums; If A Tree Falls, which took home the Documentary Editing Award at 2011 Sundance Film Festival, was edited by TEC alum Matthew Hamacheck. Both Page One: Inside the New York Times (edited by alums Chad Beck, Sarah Devorkin, and Chris Branca, and produced by TEC instructor Alan Oxman) and Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour (directed by alum Kerthy Fix and edited by alum Sarah Devorkin) were selected to screen as Invited Documentaries. For more details on the films and their screenings, visit the official Full Frame website.

TEC Alum Updates from Sundance

Hot Coffee, a 2010 class project, which was edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee and produced by TEC instructor Alan Oxman, was acquired by HBO after premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Variety calls the film “impressively polished and dramatic” and “an eye-opening indictment of the way big business spins the media and rigs the courts.” Read more about the acquisition here. TEC alum Jenny Lee was a consulting editor on Gun Hill Road, which was picked up for distribution by the Motion Film Group. If a Tree Falls, edited by TEC alum Matthew Hamachek, won Sundance’s Documentary Editing Award, and Another Earth, with TEC alum Alice Borrelli as Assistant Editor, won Sundance’s Special Jury Prize: Dramatic.

Edit Center Alums and Teachers Headed to Sundance

Sundance announced its lineup this week which includes two class films, Homework and Hot Coffee. Also headed to Park City is a slew of TEC alums/instructors. Alums: Chad Beck, Sarah Devorkin, Chris Branca (editors, Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times); Mollie Goldstein & Sophie Corra (editor and asst editor, Homework); Matt Hamachek (editor, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front); Cindy Lee & Rebecca Saladoff (editor and asst editor, Hot Coffee); Robert Austin (asst editor, The Redemption of General Buttnaked); Jennifer Lee (consulting editor, Gun Hill Road); Curtis Grout (editor, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same); Andrew Pang, Eugene Yi (asst editors, Margin Call). Instructors: Anne McCabe (The Ledge); Colleen Sharp (Higher Ground); Eric Kissack (Cedar Rapids); Pete Beaudreau (Margin Call). For a full list of films and to see which categories the films above are screening in, visit Sundance.