The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that picture editors Alan Heim and Randy Roberts will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014.
Heim’s credits and awards span television and feature film work. He won an Academy Award for editing “All That Jazz” and has three ACE Eddies, most recently the 2010 statuette for “Grey Gardens.” Early in his career, Heim worked on numerous television productions as a sound editor and eventually began to work with Sidney Lumet and Mel Brooks on films that include “The Pawnbroker,” the original “The Producers, “The Sea Gull” and “The Twelve Chairs.” He also edited “Network.” He is currently president of both the American Cinema Editors and the Motion Picture Editors Guild.
Roberts has worked with the American Cinema Editors for nearly 20 years, serving as a board member, vice president and president; he is currently the org’s director of marketing. He began his career as an actor and eventually found his way into the film editing department at Warner Bros. He worked on pics including “Greased Lightning,” “One from the Heart,” “Players” and more. Roberts has also spent the last decade as supervising producer on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” and is an originator of EditFest, a series of festivals highlighting the business of film editing.
“The bonds between editors and other members of the post production community are amongst the most binding,” said Leon Silverman, president of the HPA. “It is an honor to celebrate the work of these two wonderful men with this award, which is given in recognition of their creativity, dedication and service to our industry.”
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Heim and Roberts will accept the awards at the 9th annual HPA Awards Show on Nov. 6.