Future Media Concepts Announces that Star Wars Editor, Maryann Brandon, Will Keynote the 2016 Editors Retreat

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Reserved for experienced TV, film and video editors, Editors Retreat 2016 will take place in February in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Star Wars Editor Maryanne Brandon

Star Wars Editor, Maryann Brandon, to Keynote the 2016 Editors Retreat

Maryann Brandon has been part of the editorial team of two of the largest franchises in history, Star Wars and Star Trek. — Jeff I. Greenberg, Editors Retreat Program Manager

Future Media Concepts, the nation’s leading training provider and conference organizer in the digital media industry, announced today that co-editor of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Maryann Brandon, will keynote the 10th Annual Editors Retreat on Saturday, February 6. The conference takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 2-7, 2016.

Maryann Brandon is a seasoned editor, director and producer for film, animation and television. Aside from her work as co-editor of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," her recent editing work includes "Endless Love" (2014), "Star Trek Into the Darkness" (2013), and the animated films "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010) and "Kung Fu Panda 2" (2011).

“Maryann Brandon has been part of the editorial team of two of the largest franchises in history—Star Wars and Star Trek. This will give our attendees a chance to find out about the good (and the bad) of working under that much pressure!” said Jeff I. Greenberg, Editors Retreat Program Manager.

Maryann is a longtime collaborator of J.J. Abrams and she has also edited "Super 8" (2011), "Star Trek" (2009), "Mission Impossible III" (2006) and the TV series, "Alias." She received HPA, SATURN and EDDY nominations for her work on "Star Trek," "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "How to Train Your Dragon," while her editing work on "Alias" brought her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series.

Produced in collaboration with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Editors Retreat has built a decade-long reputation as a unique industry event. The conference is attended by an intimate group of TV, film and video editors whose work and experience level are vetted prior to registration.

Past attendees include employees of major companies such as HBO, CNN, Bloomberg, NBC/Universal, FOX, Discovery, National Geographic, NASA, AARP, and more.

Past keynote speakers include: William Goldenberg, Oscar-winning editor for "Argo," and producer of "Zero Dark Thirty;" Arthur Schmidt, two-time Academy Award Winner for Best Film Editing for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Forrest Gump;" Christopher Nelson, Emmy-nominated editor of the hit series "LOST" and "Mad Men;" and Sally Menke, Oscar nominated editor for "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill."

To see if you qualify to attend the 2016 Editors Retreat, please visit our Application page.

For more information about the event, including schedule, speakers and sponsorship opportunities, please visit editorsretreat.com.

About Future Media Concepts, Inc.

Established in 1994, Future Media Concepts (FMC) is the nation’s premier digital media training organization providing manufacturer-authorized training in digital video and film editing, motion graphics, web design and development, sound design, 3D animation, desktop publishing, architectural and mechanical design, Mac IT, and mobile apps development.

Future Media Concepts is a leading producer of education-rich conferences, many of which take place at today’s leading electronic entertainment trade shows. Some of our events include Adobe Video World and Post|Production World at NAB Show. For a complete list of conferences, visit fmctraining.com.

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