Editors to honor film vet with Fellowship & Service Award

The Motion Picture Editors Guild has selected veteran film editor Donn Cambern to receive the org’s inaugural Fellowship & Service Award.

Cambern will receive the nod at the MPEG annual board of directors installation dinner Saturday at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey.

Award is aimed at honoring a guild member who exemplifies values including professionalism, collaboration, mentorship, generosity of spirit and commitment to the labor movement.

MPEG prexy Lisa Zeno Churgin and IATSE president Tom Short will present the award.

Cambern has edited more than over 40 features; he received an Academy Award nomination for “Romancing the Stone.” Pic also earned him one of his four Eddie Awards nominations from the American Cinema Editors.

Other credits include “Easy Rider,” “The Last Picture Show,” “Cinderella Liberty,” “Twins” and “The Bodyguard.”

Cambern has served as secretary, treasurer, VP and first VP of the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and as prexy of the Motion Picture Film Editors Guild for 10 years. He also received the career achievement award from ACE in 2004.

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