Lifetime Memberships are presented by the Australian Screen Editors Guild to people who have, over a significant period of time, made a contribution to our screen industry in such a way as to have a positive impact on editing and Editors.

Our lifetime members have all made a difference to the editing profession. Some of our lifetime members are editors who retired from regular editing work before our awards and accreditations systems came into being and whose achievements the guild wanted to find another way to recognise.

Other lifetime members are people who have worked behind the scenes on behalf of editors and the art of editing, supporting us and our work with their own skills and dedication.

Lifetime membership is given rarely and is always a sign of great respect and appreciation from the editing community of Australia.

 

Frans Vandenburg ASE

Frans Vandenburg ASE

Frans Vandenburg ASE was made a Lifetime Member of the Guild after four decades in the industry. Dany Cooper ASE readily agreed to give a speech about Frans, and to help her write it, we asked Frans's colleagues, Assistants and students for stories and photos, and...

Jenny Ward

Jenny Ward

JENNY WARD LIFE MEMBER 2016 In 2016 it was decided to award Life Membership to one of the co-founders of the ASE, a very fitting 21st birthday present for our guild. In 1995, Jenny Ward was teaching at AFTRS. and getting very concerned about the decline of wages and...

Nicholas Beauman ASE

Nicholas Beauman ASE

Nicholas Beauman is highly regarded as one the best film editors in Australia.  Born in London, his family moved to Australia when he was two.  Nick grew up in Sydney, and headed back to London when he finished school. Nick started his illustrious career in 1960.  His...

Mike Honey

Mike Honey

Mike Honey has a wide experience of post production spanning several decades and has spent many years as a film editor working in both Australia and Canada on award winning drama and documentary projects. He has edited eight feature films and been nominated for three...

Roberta Horslie ASE

Roberta Horslie ASE

At 13 Roberta fell in love with cinema after seeing New York, New York and Star Wars back to back with her cinefile Aunt.  In year 12 she attended a forward thinking tech school with a Film & TV department, which ignited her interest in editing.  Straight out of...

Henry Dangar ASE

Henry Dangar ASE

16 years ago Henry Dangar was a pretty grumpy man - he was grumpy that the funding bodies had started to dictate the director’s choice of editor, destroying established working relationships. He was upset the ABC was dismantling its editing department, losing a...

Dominic Case

Dominic Case

Dominic Case literally wrote the book on film laboratories. Two of them, in fact. The second one, "Film Technology in Post Production", became an international reference text, and was translated into German and Spanish. After starting out in an English film...

Sara Bennett

Sara Bennett

There are few women editors in Australia who have seen as many changes to the industry as Sara Bennett.  She is also the mother of two daughters who, having witnessed life in the cutting room at first hand, were too smart to be seduced into the ‘glamour of the film...

Anthony Buckley AM

Anthony Buckley AM

Regarded as one of the leaders of the Australian film industry, Anthony Buckley began his career as a laboratory assistant and later as a film editor with the Sydney newsreel company Cinesound. Through the 1960s he edited many notable feature films including Michael...

Evelyn Cronk

Evelyn Cronk

ASE Lifetime Membership awarded 2001. Evelyn started her career on July 14th 1964 at Senior Films in St Kilda as an assistant to editor David Bilcock Jr. Evelyn doesn’t know why she was chosen, as she had no skills in the area and feels David Bilcock Senior hired her...