William P. Dornisch

Film editor William P. Dornisch, who worked at Universal Studios for a number of years and later formed his own post-production company, died April 11 of heart failure in Marina del Rey. He was 60.

Dornisch began his career as an assistant editor, working on such films as Stanley Kramer’s “Judgment at Nuremberg,” and for Kirk Douglas’ production company, Bryna Prods., where he worked on “The Last Sunset.”

Dornisch also worked on several TV series and for television commercial production houses including FilmFair, MPO, Murakami-Wolf and Rose-Magwood.

He later opened his own post-production company, the Film Place, which serviced feature films, telefilms and commercials.

Film credits include: “Johnny Got His Gun,” “The Picasso Summer” and “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”

Dornisch is survived by a son, Walton.

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