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Seminar: The Art of Editing Actors in Scripted Comedy with Margaret

New York

Address: 145 Hudson St


Seminar:  The Art of Editing Actors in Scripted Comedy with Margaret Reticker -- Editor “30 Rock”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “High Maintenance”, “Bored to Death”, “Hot Wet American Summer” and “The Big One”.

This is a seminar with a ½ hour break
Session: 11:00AM – 3:30PM
Refundable Deposit Fee: $40.00
This seminar is open for 35 active members.


Meg Reticker will discuss her experience editing comedy with a focus on actors. She will share scenes from various TV and films that she has cut to illustrate her approach and techniques to comedic editing in carving out an actor’s performance. Meg will discuss the process of editing from the script stage, to organizing dailies and cutting scenes, to the final stage editing with the Director/ Showrunner.

Seminar Timeline:

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Discussion of editing actor’s in a comedy for film and television with a series of clips Meg has edited.
- Rhythms and Types of Comedies
- Actors: Script vs Improvisation
- Organizing Dailies and Workflow in Comedy editing

1:05 PM – 1:25 PM

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Why is comedy and comedic acting so important? (more clips)
- Reflection of present day cultural and political ideals.
- Working with the Author’s: Directors and Showrunners


Meg Reticker has been an accomplished editor in both film and television for over
twenty years. Meg prides herself on working in multiple genres including comedy,
drama, and documentary.  Her comedy credits include the award winning shows
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “30 Rock” created by Tina Fey, the film “Wet Hot
American Summer”, directed by David Wain, and “Bored To Death and Blunt Talk created”
by Jonathan Ames.  

Meg’s dramatic television credits include David Simon’s “The Wire”,
“Big Love” created by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, Dan Futterman’s “Looming Tower”,
and “Warrior” created by Jonathan Tropper. Meg’s feature film credits include “Come
Early Morning” directed by Joey Lauren Adams, “Winter Passing” by Adam Rapp, “Heavy”
directed by James Mangold, and “Lucky Them” directed by Megan Griffiths .


The seminar is $40.00 per person.

Please email Muneeb Hassan at to RSVP

The ticket price will be refunded once member has attended the seminar.
Note: No walk-ins and no guests will be permitted.