If you recognize anyone else in this photo, or know somebody who would, please e-mail Dee D'Orazio at

Your help is appreciated in identifying for a documentary project the names of these ten members of the 20th Century-Fox inter-studio baseball team from the 1950s. This photo (above) was taken at the team’s victory celebration at Marilyn Monroe’s home after winning the 1953 Studio League Championship.

These players were film or sound editors, or worked in some other capacity at Fox from 1950 through 1975. Three of the gentlemen already have been identified: Tony Paris (contract singer; second row, left), Bob Weatherford (sound editor; first row, second from left) and Etter D’Orazio (dialogue editor; back row, second from right).
If you recognize anyone else in this photo, or know somebody who would, please e-mail Dee D’Orazio at

Rudolph Wins LA Emmy
Hansi M. Rudolph won the LA Area Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-News Editor in ceremonies held in Los Angeles on August 12. His work appeared on CBS Channel 2 and KCAL Channel 9. Pierre Dwyer was a runner-up for his work on CBS Channel 2.

Walk This Way
All are invited to take part in the 22nd annual LA AIDS Walk by joining the Editors Guild Team. The 10-kilometer walk will be held Sunday, October 15, beginning at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood and winding its way through the city.

The event benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and other local AIDS-related service organizations in LA County. APLA is a leader in HIV and AIDS prevention education on statewide and national levels.

Last year, the Editors Guild team (with special Guild t-shirts provided by L.A. MadDogs) raised over $3,700 for the cause; the total take was more than $3.2 million. To sign up for this year’s walk, or to make a donation, please call Board member Maggie Ostroff at 310-475-4108.

Dow Holds Key

Herb Dow

Longtime film editor Herb Dow, ACE, has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for Key Code Media, Inc., a digital media service and reselling organization in Studio City, California.  His responsibilities include managing the sales team and designing marketing programs focused around the needs of post-production professionals.

“I have decided to return to my roots, servicing and supporting the editing community,” Dow comments. “Most of my friends are in the post-production business and I want the ability to craft the best solutions possible for our clients––in other words, the systems and support needed to create the art.”

Dow is a member of the American Cinema Editors, the ShowBiz Expo Board, UCLA Television and Film Educational Board and the FOCUS Institute of Film Board of Advisors. He was a visiting professor at UCLA Extension (1990-1995), teaching electronic post-production, and was a professor at Loyola Marymount (1996-2002). (Editor’s Note: In addition to all that, Dow also wrote the “Tail Pop” column in this issue.)

Get Back to Basics
As part of the Editors Guild’s “Back to Basics” training series, designed to help demystify various aspects of post-production in today’s digital environment, there are two seminars scheduled for members this fall, which will be conducted by the Guild’s Training Coordinator, Dieter Rozek, at the union’s Hollywood headquarters.

Avid Adrenaline is the subject of the event scheduled for Saturday, September 30, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. This seminar will cover all the new features that have been added to Media Composer running on the Adrenaline High Definition hardware. Shortcuts and techniques on how to work more efficiently on an Avid will also be reviewed.

At the seminar scheduled for Saturday, November 18, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., an overview of digital audio for post-production will be presented. Topics will include OMF transfer process versus the Final Cut Pro workflow. Definitions and technical explanations will be discussed to help explain the various options available.
Please e-mail your RSVP to

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