Sight, Sound & Story

Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production. This year, we're pulling out all the stops. We'll see film scenes evolve and discuss that process live with the editors who shaped them. We'll also screen key scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street – from simple production sound to the final surround mix – with the team who crafted it. And to close this year’s extraordinary show, Michael Kahn, A.C.E. will look at iconic scenes and share stories from his more than 30-year collaboration with Steven Spielberg,” says Josh Apter, founder and president of Manhattan Edit Workshop. "From box office blockbusters and sports docudramas to the golden age of television, Sight Sound & Story is a celebration of creativity – not to mention a huge networking party – that will appeal to movie lovers, seasoned professionals, fledgling editors and students alike.”

Dedicated to the art of filmmaking, this special one-day symposium features the following Oscar winners and industry thought leaders:
• Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E. – “Before Night Falls,” “Sex and the City,” “The Americans”
• Brad Buckwalter, editor – HBO’s “24/7” series
• Colin Beattie, post-production – 2014 Winter Olympics
• Eugene Gearty, MPSE – “Hugo,” “Life of Pi,” “Wolf of Wall Street,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
• Michael Kahn, A.C.E. – “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
• Gary Levy, editor – “Nurse Jackie,” Royal Pains”
• Sam Miille, sound editor - “Hugo,” “Life of Pi,” “Wolf of Wall Street”
• Cindy Mollo, A.C.E. – “House of Cards,” “The Book of Eli”
• Jonathan Oppenheim, editor – “Paris is Burning,” “Children Underground”
• Bobbie O’Steen, film historian and author of “Cut to the Chase”
• Phil Parrish, producer, director, editor – ESPN, CBS and NBC
• Meg Reticker, editor – “30 Rock,” “True Detective, “Bored to Death,” “The Wire”
• Garret Savage, editor & producer – “My Perestroika,” “The Fall”
• Maddy Shirazi, MPEG & MSPE – “Running on Empty,” “Bonfire of the Vanities,” “Valmont,” “No Nukes”
• Phil Stockton, MPSE – “Hugo,” “Shutter Island,” “Wolf of Wall Street,” “Life of Pi”
• David Teague, editor – “Mondays at Racine,” “Sun Come Up”
• Christian Winters, producer/editor – 2014 Winter Olympics and HBO’s “24/7” series

Sight, Sound & Story Panel Topics
Apter comments on the diverse range of topics offered at this year’s event, “The breadth and depth of talent participating in Sight, Sound & Story allows us to cover a number of filmmaking topics in depth.” Planned Sight, Sound & Story panel sessions include “Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing the Documentary,” “TV is the New Black - Television's Cinematic Revolution,” “Fast and Furious - Cutting Sports Television,” “The Wolf of Wall Street Soundscape from Production Audio to Final Mix,” and “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen featuring Michael Kahn, A.C.E.”

Register for Sight, Sound & Story
The Sight, Sound & Story will take place on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute located at 55 East 59th Street. Admission is $89.00, with discounts and free passes to select partner organizations. A networking party with open bar, hors d’oeuvres and sponsored giveaways is included in the price.

Members of the media can register for a press pass by contacting Anya Oskolkova,


Saturday, June 14, 2014
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM


Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022