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COMMITTEES

Women's Steering Committee
Membership Outreach Committee
Archive and History Committee

Committees help to create new ideas and mechanisms to ensure the union continues to represent its members’ interests as new issues arise. Working collaboratively with members representing all crafts, the committees help to bring about meaningful change to benefit the membership nationwide.

In addition to the committees below, if you’re interested in getting involved in volunteer efforts that you can do on your own, check out the Volunteer efforts.

If you would like to take on a bigger role in shaping the future of the Guild, our democratically-elected Board of Directors is the union’s policy-making body; check out our Board of DirectorsGoverning the Guild and Guild Elections pages for more information on how it operates and how to run.

 

Apprenticeship & Growth Committee

The Apprenticeship & Growth Committee is exploring ways to revitalize the editorial apprentice classification so the job remains relevant in the digital age.

Co-Chairs

• Joshua Kirchmer, Aziza Ngozi, Jerry Ross and Gavin Segall-Abrams

Members

• Shiran Amir, Natalie Boschan, Lisa Churgin, Annie Cohen, Frank Delgado, Tom Fleischman, Haruka Gerald, Sharon Smith Holley, Glenn T. Morgan, Bubba Nichols, Nancy Richardson, Austin Scott, Esther Sokolow, Sean Thompson and Katy Wood

Staff

• Jessica Pratt and Harolena Gaines

Archive & History Committee

The Archive & History Committee coordinates the Guild's historical photograph library and oversees the implementation of an audio-visual library of interviews and pertinent entertainment and union-related footage. Read about some of the committee's accomplishments at CineMontage: The Splice of Life

Co-Chairs

• Sharon Smith Holley and Steve Rivkin

Members

• Erik C. Andersen, Emma DuPell, Tom Fleischman, Margaret Guinee, Alyson Moore, Glenn T. Morgan and Harry Oxnard

Staff

• Adriana Iglesias-Dietl

Committee for Creative Recognition

The Committee for Creative Recognition supports the efforts of the American Cinema Editors and the Motion Picture Editors Guild to recognize the category of Film Editing in Awards Festivals and Critics Organizations.

Chairperson

• Steve Rivkin

Members

• John Axelrad, Louis Bertini, Dody Dorn, Paul Overacker and Jeremy Weinstein

Staff

• Lisa Dosch

Constitution & Bylaws Committee

The Constitution & By Laws Committee meets on an as-needed basis to discuss the application of existing language and recommends changes, if necessary, to the Board. All Constitutional changes must first be approved by the IATSE, and then the Local 700 membership.

Chairperson

• Bill Elias

Members

• Frank Delgado, Bubba Nichols and Sean Thompson

Staff

• Lisa Dosch

This committee is not currently accepting new members.

Credit & Arbitration Committee

The Credit & Arbitration committee meets on an as-needed basis when a screen credit dispute arises. If multiple editors are employed on the same project and an agreement cannot be reached as to who should be afforded screen credit, the panel reviews the different versions of the project and makes a determination.

Co-Chairs

• Michael Tronick and Sidney Wolinsky

Members

• To be determined prior to arbitration

Staff

• Lisa Dosch

This committee is not currently accepting new members.

Diversity Committee: African American Steering Committee (AASC)

Co-Chairs

• Bobbi Banks and Leander Sales

Members

• Shannon Baker Davis, Jesse Dodd, Anedra Edwards, Jacques Gravett, Wellington Harrison, Aimee Jennings, Ken Johnson, Michael Jones, Aric Lewis, Charles Little II, Kathleen 'Kat' McAuley, Terilyn Shropshire, James Wilcox

Diversity Committee: Disability and Accessibility Steering Committee

Chairperson

• Ashley McKinney

Members

• Reid Kimball and Gavin Segall-Abrams

Diversity Committee: Latin Steering Committee

Co-Chairs

• Sabrina Gimenez and Glenn T. Morgan

Members

• Susana Benaim, Waldemar Centeno, Andrea Espinoza, Jeff Espinosa-Blohm, Aleshka Ferrero, Andres Gaona, Génesis Henriquez, Diandra Luzon, Sebastian Zuleta Maya, Agustin Rexach, Jesus "Chuy" Rosales

Diversity Committee: LGBTQIA+ Steering Committee

Co-Chairs

• Katie Rose Cornblath and Joelle Kristy

Members

• Jocelyn Barkenhagen, Samuel Bellamy, Mark Dashnaw, Mary DeChambres, Amy Duddleston, Craig Eustis, Eliana Vela, Nicole Fletcher, Scott Gamzon, Jacquelyn Le, Diandra Luzon, Stephanie Neroes, Charlize Toratani, Corey Ziemniak

Diversity Committee: Pan Pacific & Asian Steering Committee

Co-Chairs

• Nena Erb and Rosanne Tan

Members

• Anisha Acharya, Dinara Aprymova, Ryan Chan, Donna Choo, Carmen Chung, Sharon Smith Holley, Robert Komatsu, John Reyes-Nguyen, Tricia Rodrigo, Charles Shin, Ian S. Tan, Karoliina Tuovinen, Jonathan Yang, Diana Yip, Ting Yu, Evita YuePu Zhou

Diversity Committee: Women's Steering Committee

Co-Chairs

• Diana Fishman and Aimee Jennings

Members

• Julie Antepli, Lindsay Armstrong, Josie Azzam, Bobbi Banks, Elizabeth Cirillo, Jennifer Davidoff Cook, Joanie Diener, Lucy Donaldson, Amy Duddleston, Stephanie Earley, Olivia Eliseo, Nena Erb, Debby Germino, Halima Gillliam, Karen Goffred, Julia Grove, Dorian Harris, Christine Haslett, Lora Hirschberg, Sharon Smith Holley, Ceci Hyoun, Jacquelyn Le, Farrel Levy, Ivonne Loyola, Nancy Morrison, Tricia Rodrigo, Natasha Roland, Kelly Soll, Danielle Statuto, Rosanne Tan, Karoliina Tuovinen, Robin Whittaker, Bari Winter, Sarah Zeitlin

Fellowship & Service Award Committee

The Fellowship and Service Award Committee recommends and vets prospective recipients for the prestigious Motion Picture Editors Guild Fellowship and Service Award. You can view past recipients here.

Co-Chairs

• Sharon Smith Holley, Alyson Moore and Glenn T. Morgan

Members

• Lisa Churgin, Margaret Guinee, Rachel Igel, Aziza Ngozi, Paul Overacker, and Holly Sklar

Staff

• Adriana Iglesias-Dietl

Finance & Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee reviews the annual financial audit in advance of the Board, and meets on an as needed basis throughout the year.

Co-Chairs

• Rachel B. Igel Treasurer, F. Hudson Miller

Members

• Lisa Churgin, Frank Delgado, Aziza Ngozi, Carrie Puchkoff and Kevin Ross

Staff

• Luis Cardet

This committee is not currently accepting new members.

IA Basic Agreement Strategy Planning Committee

Address Local outreach among rank-and-file members, messaging, and communications -- both internal with the membership and external outside of the membership -- strike preparation logistics (in the event a strike becomes necessary), membership action coordination (like the car painting, sign-making events held in 2021), etc. There is a lot of work ahead to prepare for the next Basic Agreement negotiations. Those interested in signing up need to understand it will not be a light commitment!

Co-Chairs

• Cathy Repola, Scott George and Paul Moore

Members

• Shiran Amir, Erik C. Andersen, Jason Brotman, Lisa Churgin, David Bret Egen, Sabrina Gimenez, Marian Jimenez, F. Hudson Miller, Emily Nine, George Pilkinton, Carrie Puchkoff, Meg Reticker, Holly Sklar, Sean Thompson and Joe Winterbotham

Staff

• Lisa Dosch and Willow Fortin

This committee is not currently accepting new members.

Membership Outreach

The Membership Outreach Committee seeks to identify and cultivate union-minded leaders within our Guild, who can then assist in improving overall communication with the membership at large.

Co-Chairs

• Stephanie Brown and Molly Shock

Members

• Mary Albrecht, Shiran Amir, JC Bond, Jason Brotman, A.J. Catoline, Erik Evans, Eileen Finkelstein, Sharon Smith Holley, Marian Jimenez, Rob Kraut, Stephanie Lowry, Paul Overacker, Nicholas Papalia, Carrie Puchkoff, Jonathan Rusnak, Holly Sklar, David White, Joey Winterbotham, Sarah Zeitlin and Michael Zurer

Staff

• Willow Fortin

National Training Committee

The National Training Committee oversees budgets and training programs for both the Los Angeles and New York offices.

Co-Chairs

• Thomas Fleischman and F. Hudson Miller

Members

• Sam Casas, Frank Delgado, Sharon Smith Holley, Nolan Jennings and Alec Styborski

Staff

• Muneeb Hassan and Jim Turner

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee provides oversight of the quarterly magazine, CineMontage, and the magazine website, CineMontage.org. The Committee advises the editor on the overall editorial and advertising policies of the publication.

Chairperson

• A.J. Catoline

Members

• Erik C. Andersen, Bobbi Banks, Dorian Harris, Glenn T. Morgan, Kevin Ross, Molly Shock and James Wilcox

Staff

• Scott Collins

Website Committee

The Website Committee offers oversight regarding the editorial, technological and advertising policies of the website.

Co-Chairs

• F. Hudson Miller and John Vitale

Members

• Shiran Amir, Erik C. Andersen, A.J. Catoline, Marian Jimenez, Rob Kraut, Aaron Morgan, John Morris, Asher Pink and David White

Staff

• Lisa Dosch

Thanks for your interest in being on this committee! Please add any comments you'd like to include: