Funny Lady Anita Brandt Burgoyne Cuts to the Punchline
by Angela Barton

She didn't set out to be a comedy editor, but that's the genre in which Anita Brandt Burgoyne, ACE, became known - ever since cutting her first feature, A Very Brady Sequel. Her current project, due out in January, is the new Albert Brooks film, provocatively titled Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World. While having worked on a few independent films in he past, Burgoyne has jumped firmly into the indie arena with Brooks. Though sometimes financed by a studio, he remains steadfastly independent-minded; his films bear his stamp - a style and sensibility that's all his own. And he commands Final Cut (not the Apple editing software).

Burgoyne worked for several years as an assistant and loved it because, "It appealed to my rather compulsive side." She believes it helped her as an editor since she understands the process from start to finish. Burgoyne received her first editing credit on a Disney pilot, Hard Time on Planet Earth, which she co-edited with her father, the late award-winning editor Byron "Buzz" Brandt (Helter Skelter), and went on to co-edit several TV movies with him. As a team, they were nominated for an American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award for In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders. read entire article >>


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