×

ACE taps ‘Wings’ Hirsch new prexy

First woman to top editors' org

The American Cinema Editors have named veteran editor Tina Hirsch president, marking the first time in its 50-year history that a woman has headed the organization.

Hirsch, currently one of three editors on NBC’s “The West Wing,” will serve a two-year term. Her credits over the past 20 years include the pilot of “Party of Five,” the miniseries “A Will of Their Own” and features including “Dante’s Peak,” “Honey I Blew Up the Kid,” “Delirious,” “Gremlins,” “Twilight Zone: the Movie,” “Death Race 2000” and “Eat My Dust.”

“I look forward to continuing the work of ACE, to make both the industry and the public aware of the significant creative contribution made by editors in the filmmaking process,” she said.

Hirsch has been a member of ACE, an honorary society of motion picture editors, since 1990. She had been serving as vice president and named Eric Sears to serve in that post.

“It’s really wonderful to have a woman president,” said Jenni McCormick, ACE’s managing director. “Tina is the kind of president who will make positive changes.”

Other members elected included Chris Cooke as secretary and Janet Ashikaga, Allan Holzman, Doug Ibold and Howard Smith as directors. Ed Abroms remains treasurer with Dann Cahn, Lori Coleman, Alan Heim and Randy Roberts remaining as directors.

More Film

  • Matt Damon and Tom McCarthy Team

    Matt Damon Teams with 'Spotlight' Director Tom McCarthy on New Film (EXCLUSIVE)

    Even as buzz grows for his upcoming race car drama “Ford v. Ferrari,” Matt Damon looks to keep the pedal to the metal: the A-lister is set to star in the Participant Media feature film “Stillwater” with Tom McCarthy directing. Damon attached himself in May, and the package was quickly acquired by Participant, who previously [...]

  • US actor Kevin Spacey (C) is

    Kevin Spacey Shouldn't Be Exonerated in Hollywood Even as Criminal Case Ends (Column)

    The news that criminal charges against Kevin Spacey in the Nantucket groping case have been dropped raises an inevitable question: does this mean he can claw his way back into Hollywood’s good graces? Or maybe more importantly: should it?  Spacey’s rapid descent was startling, even as it quickly followed that of the once untouchable producing [...]

  • Movie Ticket Subscriptions

    As MoviePass Fades, Theaters Fall In Love With Subscription Services

    MoviePass may be cratering, but movie theater subscriptions are here to stay. AMC and Cinemark already operate their own online ticketing services. And by the end of July, Regal Entertainment is expected to unveil a subscription plan for customers accustomed to getting all manner of entertainment for a monthly fee. With ticket sales down more [...]

  • This photo shows composer Hans Zimmer

    Hans Zimmer on Recreating Iconic Score: 'The Lion King' 'Brought People Together'

    Composer Hans Zimmer is seated at the mixing board at the Sony scoring stage, head bobbing to the music being performed by 107 musicians just a few yards away. He’s wearing a vintage “Lion King World Tour” T-shirt, frayed at the collar. On the giant screen behind the orchestra, two lions are bounding across the [...]

  • Lion King merchandise

    'The Lion King': Disney Targets Nostalgic Adults With High-End Merchandise

    Does Nala wear lipstick? Probably not, but “The Lion King” fans can celebrate the release of the live-action remake with a new line of makeup that’s part of a whole pride of other items themed to Disney’s live action redo. For about $40, the Can’t Wait to Be Queen eyeshadow palette by Luminess Cosmetics includes [...]

  • 'Cats' Movie Trailer: Watch Taylor Swift,

    'Cats' Trailer Drops: Watch Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson in Movie Musical

    Universal has released the first trailer for its film adaptation of the Broadway play, “Cats,” starring Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson and James Corden. Based on the book “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot, the musical follows the Jellicle cats, a family of felines who go before the group’s leader Old Deuteronomy to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content