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TEC Class Projects, Alums and Instructors Nominated for Emmys

"6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park," edited by TEC Alum and Instructor Chad Beck, and TEC Instructor Bret Granato has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special. Dimon Hunter, also a TEC alum, served as assistant editor on the film.

Class film A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrant, edited by TEC alum Amy Foote, was nominated for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming. The film was produced by Edit Center founder Alan Oxman, Edit Center alum Rachel Mills and co-produced by Amy Foote.

Nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing are TEC Alums and Instructors Chad Beck, Adam Bolt, Chris Branca and Sarah Devorkin for their work on Page One: Inside the New York Times. The film, which was produced by Edit Center founder Alan Oxman, was also nominated for Outstanding Informational Programming.

Class Film to be Released on DVD

Class film A Matter of Taste will be released on DVD on June 19th by First Run Features. Edited by TEC alum Amy Foote, the film follows Paul Liebrant over a decade and reveals his creative process in the kitchen as well as the extremely hard work, long hours, and dedication it takes to be a successful chef in New York City. A Matter of Taste had its world premiere in competition at 2011's South by Southwest Film Festival, appeared on HBO, and earlier this year received a James Beard Award for Best Special/Documentary. The film was produced by TEC alum Rachel Mills and TEC founder and instructor Alan Oxman. To purchase the DVD, visit the First Run Features website. 

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. www.hotcoffeethemovie.com

Film Edited by TEC Alum and Instructor Wins at Tribeca

Una Noche, edited by TEC alum and instructor Cindy Lee (Hot Coffee, No End In Sight) picked up three top awards last week at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The film, directed by Lucy Mulloy, received the award for Best Actor in a Narrative Feature, Best New Narrative Director, and Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature. The film follows three young Cubans as they flee their country for a new life in Miami. www.unanochefilm.com

The Edit Center at Tribeca

This year's Tribeca Film Festival will showcase work from class projects, Edit Center alums and instructors. Nancy Please, a 2011 class film which was edited by TEC alum Ron Dulin, will have its premiere in the World Narrative Competition on Saturday, April 21st. Also premiering on April 20th is 2011 class film Fairhaven. Una Noche, edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee will have its North American Premiere on Thursday April 19th. The Girl, edited by TEC alum Stephanie Ahn and TEC instructor Malcolm Jamieson will have its premiere on Friday April 20th. And Keep the Lights On, edited by TEC instructor Affonso Gonçalves--which had its premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival--will have its New York premiere on Wednesday April 25th.

The Edit Center also congratulates TEC Alum Sandy Patch whose short documentary The Last Ice Merchant will premiere on Sunday April 22nd.

For a full list of Tribeca Films, please visit the Tribeca Film Guide.

Grand Jury Prizes for Films Edited by TEC Alum and TEC Instructor

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival Awards were announced this Saturday. Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild received the Grand Jury Prize in the US Dramatic Competition. The film was edited by long time Edit Center instructor Affonso Gonçalves (Winter's Bone, "Mildred Pierce"). TEC alum Kathryn Schubert was Gonçalves' assistant editor. Receiving the Grand Jury Prize in the US Documentary Competition was Eugene Jarecki's The House I Live In, edited by Edit Center alum Paul Frost. For a complete list of this year's Sundance winners, please visit the official website.

Films Edited by TEC Instructor and TEC Alum Nominated for Oscars

Time Freak, edited by Edit Center instructor Geoffrey Richman (The Cove, Sicko) has been nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at 2012's Academy Awards. Also nominated this year is the documentary feature film If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, which was edited by TEC alum Matthew Hamachek. A 2003 graduate of the Edit Center, Matthew has worked on films such as Racing Dreams (Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival 2009) and Street Fight, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2006 Academy Awards. For a complete list of nominees, visit the Academy Awards Official Website.

Films Edited by TEC Instructors and Alums to Premiere At Sundance

Included in Sundance's line-up this year are films edited by a host of Edit Center instructors and alums. Alumni films include: We're Not Broke, edited by Cindy Lee; The House I Live In, edited by Paul Frost; How to Survive a Plague, edited and written by Tyler Walk; The Comedy and Price Check, both edited by Michael Taylor. Past instructors' work include Beasts of the Southern Wild and Keep the Lights On, both edited by Affonso Goncalves; Sleepwalk With Me edited by Geoffrey Richman, and Whiteonwhite:Algorithmicnoir edited by Kevin Messman. For a full list of films, visit the Sundance website.

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 Project Released in Theaters in NYC and LA

Former class project Dog Sweat will be released in theaters in New York City on November 11, 2011 and in Los Angeles on November 18, 2011. The film was edited by TEC alum/instructor Mollie Goldstein, who was assisted by alums Sophie Corra, Richard Migliorisi and Simon Wheeldon. Of the film, The Hollywood Reporter writes, "With well-known Iranian filmmakers being jailed, especially following the highly protested presidential elections, and others fleeing the countries, the courage shown by Keshavarz and his cast and crew speaks for itself." For more information, including theater info and show times, visit www.dogsweatthefilm.com.