Editors Retreat 2018 July 25-29 Atlanta, GA!

The 12th Annual Editors Retreat will take place on July 25-29 in Atlanta, GA. This  five day training platform is designed for industry professionals who have a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience.  If you want to join, you have to apply. This is a retreat reserved for the experienced editors that brings in top industry experts for  creative exploration through business and technical sessions for both film and television editing principles. Check out the New Applicants page for details.

If your interested in peer presenting and willing to showcase your work highlights you can save $500.00 off your conference pass. One other way to save on the the conference pass is use the discount code ER18 and save $250 on your registrationCheckout the Peer Presenters application process. Learn more here. Also, if you know someone who would be a great addition to the retreat, the “Bring a Friend” referral program is a great way to save for both you and your friend! If your referred contact registers for Editors Retreat, you can both save $500 EACH on your conference passes.

The presentations and speakers are set and and ready to go they are:

Norman Hollyn- ACE Editor, Heathers Professor and Inaugural Holder, Michael Kahn Endowed Chair in Editing, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts -Norman Hollyn has been described as a thought leader around issues in both the old and new media worlds. He is a long-time film, television and music editor (his last film was SHOT, with Noah Wyle), a Full Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and is the Inaugural Holder of the Michael Kahn Endowed Chair. He is a member of AMPAS, ACE, IATSE, and is Past-President of UFVA, the largest association of production-based cinema university professors

He is a frequently published magazine and book author, created the first aesthetics-based course for, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and conventions such as NAB, HPA, CILECT (an association of the top film schools around the world), and EditFest, as well as in countries such as China, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Jordan, Malaysia, and Israel. He teaches international workshops and sits on Advisory Boards for New Media and education companies and has lectured on storytelling for many private companies.

He specializes in curriculum design and has worked with international institutions to build or redesign their media programs. He is presently helping to build a new program in Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska, and for New Media programs internationally. In addition he is advising companies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Media and Entertainment worlds.

Kevin D. Ross-ACE Emmy Nominated Editor, Stranger Things and Halt and Catch Fire- Kevin D. Ross, ACE, is an Emmy-nominated television and feature picture editor, most noted for his work on Stranger Things and Halt and Catch Fire.

Kevin grew up in the Midwest and earned a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. However, on the day of graduation, he was accepted into the film program at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He quickly packed up his car and moved to Los Angeles, eventually earning his MFA in film production.

Since then Kevin has edited more than 115 hours of television and 7 features. Before becoming a full-time editor, he assisted on numerous well-known movies such as The Truman Show, Mrs. Doubtfire, Speed, and Vanilla Sky. Kevin is an elected editor representative on the board of directors for the Motion Pictures Editor Guild, IATSE 700, and last year he was invited to become a member of American Cinema Editors (ACE). He has been honored for his editing of both seasons of Stranger Things with two ACE Eddie Award nominations and an Emmy nomination. Most recently, Kevin edited the new season of X-Files, and is currently editing a new tv series called Sacred Lies. More importantly, Kevin is happily married to Janet, an assistant editor who’s taking a break from post-production to raise their 10-yr old twins.

Zack Arnold-Fitness in Post, ACE Editor– Zack Arnold, ACE is an award-winning Hollywood film & TV editor (Unsolved, Empire, Shooter, Burn Notice, Glee), documentary director (GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story), father of 2, a instructor, and creator of the Optimize Yourself program. Zack’s professional background includes editing feature films and scripted dramatic television, theatrical trailers, as well as directing, producing, and editing documentaries. In his “spare time” he is currently training to be on American Ninja Warrior.

Having spent the last fifteen years battling numerous health problems stemming from being trapped behind a desk for long hours (in the dark), with his ‘Optimize Yourself’ podcast, blog, and online courses, Zack now helps helps ambitious creative people better manage their time, energy, and attention so they can get sh*t done and follow through with the most meaningful goals in their life…without sacrificing their health (or their sanity) in the process.

Jeff I. Greenberg- Owner, J Greenberg Consulting- Jeff I. Greenberg has nearly two decades of experience as a Post-Production consultant and Master Instructor (trainer for other trainers) for Adobe, Apple, and Avid, specializing in the areas of editorial, workflow, compositing, sound, color grading and compression.

Jeff is the owner of JGreenberg Consulting and for a decade was the Principal Instructor for Future Media Concepts. Consistently voted as one of the top seminar speakers/interviewers, audience’s feedback includes depth of subjects covered, approachability and student-centered teaching that helps keep them up to date on industry standards. Jeff teaches seminars at events such as NAB, IBC, CES and Inter BEE. He’s the chair for the Editors Retreat, an annually held exclusive getaway for editors.

Jeff is a published author of several books on the subject of editing and post-production. He recently finished a book on Adobe Premiere Pro Studio Techniques (Adobe Press). Jeff writes for various blogs and creates training materials for and He’s happy to talk to you about consulting and helping you find solutions for your training needs.

Monica Daniel- SuperGirl, Preacher, Editor, Member, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Monica is an Editor based in Los Angeles and is a Picture Editor Member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as an Affiliate Member of American Cinema Editors. She has edited all types of content: documentary, reality, interview shows, game shows, show open sizzles, and short form packages. She has worked for several television networks in addition to independent features that have been released by Miramax, Lionsgate and Anchor Bay Entertainment. Her work for the E! Red Carpet Awards Season Coverage has been seen by millions in over 100 countries around the world. In her spare time she produces/Co-Hosts an industry podcast called Going Postal Show (

She is currently working on scripted television shows, including Minority Report (Fox), Supergirl (Warner Bros Television), Preacher (AMC), The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC) and Colony (USA/Legendary). This last year she also worked on the critically acclaimed Sci-Fi series, Altered Carbon, for Netflix.

Plus, as an added bonus to attending the 2018 Editors Retreat every attendee receives a goodie bag worth thousands of dollars. Here are some of the items included this year:

  • Two DFT Plug-in sets (value $595) – courtesy of Digital Film Tools
  • One Copy of EditReady (value $49.99) or ScopeBox (value $99) – courtesy of Divergent Media
  • One Free Pass to Post|Production World 2019 (value $1,150) – – courtesy of NAB Show 
  • One Adobe Creative Cloud and One Media Composer license (Value $1,299) – courtesy of KeyCode Media

About The Editors Retreat:

The Editors Retreat is an event designed to help editors deal with the landscape of what’s going on today – and tomorrow. It’s a mix of creative, business and technical sessions. It is agnostic to your editorial platform with a mixture of topic experts, peer speakers and impressive keynotes with decades of experience in Film & TV Editing. Five days of innovative training reserved for experienced TV, film and video editors. We bring together industry visionaries to discuss and share the latest technologies, techniques, platforms, and workflows you should be applying to generate leading-edge work.

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