Oscar and Bafta winning editor Pietro Scalia has joined the line up for American Cinema Editors EditFest London next month.


Scalia will participate in a one-on-one conversation on 24 June 2017 at BFI Southbank. His work has been recognised with two Academy Awards for Black Hawk Down and JFK and two BAFTA Awards for Gladiator and JFK.


For over twenty-five years Scalia has worked on films with directors such as Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gus Van Sant, Rob Marshall and Sam Raimi.  His films include Good Will Hunting, Memoirs of a Geisha, Kick-Ass, The Amazing Spiderman and The Martian.  His latest collaboration with director Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant, opened globally this month. 


Scalia began his career as an Assistant Editor on Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and Talk Radio, then went on to contribute as an Associate Editor on Born on the Fourth of July, and as an Additional Editor on The Doors.  He has also co-edited documentaries including 40 Years of Silence:  An Indonesian Tragedy, The Eleventh Hour, and Ashes and Snow.  Scalia’s efforts also include stints as music producer with composer Hans Zimmer on three of Scott’s films.


EditFest presents top-level film and television editors in discussion about their work and editing careers. This year marks the 5th edition of EditFest London.


This year’s panellists include ACE President Stephen Rivkin, ACE (Avatar), Sylvia Landra, ACE (Léon: The Professional), Jake Roberts, ACE (Hell or High Water,) Job ter Burg (Elle) and William Oswald (Doctor Who). For 2017, EditFest will present a special fourth panel devoted to Factual Programming featuring Chris King, ACE (Amy, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Gordon Mason, ACE (Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’, Revolution: New Art for a New World) and others. 

Scalia will also feature in Televisual’s June edition in The Art of the Edit, a series of coversations with renowned film and TV editors.


Jon Creamer

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