Hello and welcome to the December edition of the ASE monthly E-News. In this months edition we have the final update from the outgoing ASE President, Dr. Karen Pearlman, and also news of the great “Craft of Editing” event coming up in Melbourne. And remember the ASE awards are on this weekend, so keep a watch out next week on the website and email for a list of the winners.

Once again we always welcome news of upcoming events or your views on any issues that may be of interest to other editors. Please forward any production and publicity stills (copyright cleared), of current productions you are working on or have recently completed, to be featured on ASE website banners, to:

First up is news from the ASE committee…

The ASE Annual General Meeting was held this month to put in place a new committee for next year.  The AGM is an official requirement of our legal status as a Guild, but it is also a great time to reflect on the year that has just been, to catch-up with other guild members and to refresh the energies of the committee for the year ahead.  It is with some sadness but incredible respect and admiration that the committee farewells Phillippa Rowland, ASE, who must be the longest serving member ever - 11 years!!  I'm sure all members join me in thanking Phillippa for her years of service to the guild and letting her know how much she will be missed!  Also retiring from the Sydney committee this year is Karen Fleming.  Karen is moving to Melbourne and has already begun to be active with the Victorian committee in helping to support the terrific events that are happening there.  Finally, I am also stepping down from the committee this year, after a year as President, during which time we have done many things that I am very proud to have helped facilitate.  We have had terrific events, got the mentorship scheme going again, raised new sponsorship, organised an international partnership with the website the Art of the Guillotine, made submissions to the government reviews on behalf of editors, got some great publicity for editors and editing and raised enough money to do a complete re-build of our website early next year - something that we have been hoping for ages.  Your committee has outdone themselves in trying to find creative ways to serve the membership, and I hope you'll join us at the Annual Awards and Accreditation ceremony on December 5th to thank them and to welcome the new committee on board, including our wonderful new president, Jason Ballantine, ASE!

Dr. Karen Pearlman



The ASE welcomes onboard the 2011 ASE Executive Committee:

Jason Ballantine ASE - President
Melanie Annan - Vice President
Adrian Barac - Secretary
Lile Judickas - Treasurer
Christopher Mill
Deborah Peart
Katrina Barker
Gwen Sputore
Jane St Vincent Welsh ASE
Christine Cheung
Stephen Keating
Peter Crombie
Luca Byrne
Zen Rosenthal


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***Craft of Editing
11th December
The Australian Screen Editors Guild and the AFI is excited to announce the inaugural Craft of Editing discussion.  Participating are the four 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI awards feature nominated editors.

Dany Cooper ASE (Angel Baby, Candy, December Boys) - Beneath Hill 60
Marcus D`Arcy (Lorenzo's Oil, Babe, Dark City) -Tomorrow When the
War Began
Luke Doolan (The Square) - Animal Kingdom
Alexandre de Franceschi ASE ( Praise, The Painted Veil, Disgrace) -
Bright Star

These talented editors will use excerpts and anecdotes from the nominated films to help unlock aspects of the creative process that lead to the final edit.
There will be a Q&A so the audience will have the opportunity to quiz the editors about the craft.
Come down to VCA Cinema 2, 234 St Kilda Road Southbank (entrance on Grant Street) Saturday 11th December 1 pm.
$10 ASE AFI ADG SPAA and AWG members. $15 for general public and $5 for film students. (VCA students free).

Please RSVP, as seating is limited. australianscreeneditors@gmail.com


***Through a Different Lens Project 2010
3rd December
The premier screening of 'Beautiful', a new local film made by and with people with disability as a result of the 'Through a Different Lens Project 2010', ACT Artsability. The screening will be followed by free refreshments in the courtyard. From 7pm, the event will be opened by Minister Joy Burch prior to the screening of six of the best short films from The Other Film Festival made by, with, and about people with disability.

***Dalai Lama Renaissance + Q&A with the director
18th December
Yoga In Daily life is hosting a screening of this powerful film that reveals the extraordinary wisdom and compassion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The night includes nibbles and chai, the film screening, and a rare opportunity to be part of an open Q&A session with the filmmaker - KHASHYAR DARVICH.

***Queer Fruits Film Festival
Wednesday 29th -Thursday 30th December 2010
Queer Fruits Film Festival has been established to provide a vital regional screen culture event to enable the GLBTIQ communities and wider community to participate in the celebration and innovation of international queer filmmaking culture.

***New Rooftop Cinema Program
Dec 2010 – Jan 2011
Owned and operated by a sharp team of creative minds, Rooftop Cinema is committed to showcasing art house, classic and recent release films in a completely unique urban environment.

***WA Screen Awards - Call for Entries
16th December
So you’ve made a film and want to know whether to enter it into the WA Screen Awards? Check out the website for all the nomination details, and to see if your film qualifies. December

Unfortunately there will be no more sundowners for the rest of the year but remember we still have the AGM, Awards Night and Christmas Party all to look       forward too. So keep a watch out for the details on Facebook for the time and place for the first Sundowner in 2011.

And as always if you have any great pubs that you think we should visit we'd love to hear from you. Please send requests to:

All the best and see you next time,
Melanie and Chris


***Members receive discounts to the Sydney and Melbourne film festivals, which are both coming up soon so check their websites for details.

***Palace Cinemas in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney are now offering ASE members $13.50 entry to any film, any session (not including festivals or special events) upon presentation of membership cards.

***Did you know ASE members get concession rate at Popcorn Taxi events? We do! So just remember to show your ASE members card.

***Online Membership Payment:
There’s never been an easier way to join or re-new your membership to the ASE! We are excited to announce our new online payment facility. You are now able to pay online with your credit card. If you would like to join the guild follow the link for Online Application Form: http://www.screeneditors.com/ase_membership/membership_application_form.htm.
Or if you are renewing your membership access to all the ASE benefits will be yours at the click of a button: https://www.screeneditors.com/membership/form.php

***Discounted AFI membership, check the link below for details


For anyone who didn't get to see it - here's a great series of interviews on editing from some of our current ASE members.


“Documentaries really make you feel part of the world, whereas features remove you from it because you are largely dealing with fantasy or fiction. With documentaries you are up to your neck in the nitty gritty of real life. You are not working from a script so you often have to invent one with the director. The rules of drama still apply: it's usually a three-act form, but the characters and the situations are very real. One is, essentially, writing with images.”
(Claire Simpson - Platoon, Wall Street, The Constant Gardener)

Until next time

The ASE Committee