Tina Hirsch (born 1943)—also known as Bettina Kugel Hirsch, Bettina Hirsch, and Bettina Kugel—is an American film editor and an adjunct professor of editing at the University of Southern California.
Tina Hirsch began to edit films in the late 1960s, serving as an assistant editor on Woodstock (1970) and Hi, Mom! (1970). She edited several films for New World Pictures including Death Race 2000 (1975) and Eat My Dust (1976). She advanced to editing major studio films, including the sequels More American Graffiti (1979) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). In the '80s, she was a regular editor for New World Pictures alumnus Joe Dante's films, including the It's a Good Life sequence in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) as well as Gremlins (1984) and Explorers (1985). Hirsch would later direct Munchies (1987) for New World's founder Roger Corman, one of the many low-budget movies that were imitative of Dante's Gremlins.
Hirsch edited episodes of the television series The West Wing ( A Proportional Response , 1999, and What Kind of Day Has It Been , 2000), for which she was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Series" and for which she also won an Eddie award from the American Cinema Editors. In 2005, she was nominated for a second Emmy for editing the television miniseries Back When We Were Grownups (2004).
She has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors, and she was the first female president of the honorary society.Hirsch currently serves on the board of ACE, and has done so for more than two decades.
Since 2003, Hirsch has spent her time working as an adjunct professor of editing at USC film school.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a 1990 American black comedy horror film, and the sequel to the 1984 film Gremlins. It was directed by Joe Dante and written by Charles S. Haas, with creature designs by Rick Baker. Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, and Keye Luke reprise their roles from the first film; Belinda Balaski also returns, this time playing a different character. New cast members include John Glover, Robert Prosky, Haviland Morris, Robert Picardo, and Christopher Lee; additionally, the film features Tony Randall providing the voice for one of the gremlins. The story continues the adventures of the creature Gizmo, who spawns numerous small monsters when wet. In the first film, Gizmo's offspring rampaged through a small fictional town. In Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Gizmo multiplies within a skyscraper in New York City after his owner dies. The new creatures thus pose a serious threat to the city should they be able to leave the building, and the story revolves around the human characters' efforts to prevent this disaster.
Thelma Schoonmaker is an American film editor, known for her over five decades of work with director Martin Scorsese. She has received numerous accolades including three Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, as well as a Golden Lion in 2014 and the BAFTA Fellowship in 2019. She has received eight Academy Award for Best Film Editing nominations, the most in Academy history alongside frequent Steven Spielberg collaborator Michael Kahn.
David Milhous is a motion picture editor. He is known best as the editor of Crime Watch Daily, which won the Emmy award for Editing in 2017. Milhous has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Archived 2022-01-17 at the Wayback Machine. He is also a founding member of the American post-punk band Lippy's Garden.
Irvine "Cotton" Eugene Warburton was an American college football quarterback (1933) who became a film and television editor with sixty feature film credits. He worked for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and for the Walt Disney Studios, and is probably best known for his editing of Mary Poppins (1964).
Stephen Mirrione is an American film editor. He is best known for winning an Academy Award for his editing of the film Traffic (2000).
Mark Goldblatt is an Academy Award-nominated American film editor and film director and president emeritus of the American Cinema Editors.
John Charles Hora was an American cinematographer and actor who was active from the 1970s to the 2000s.
Dorothea Corothers "Dede" Allen was an American film editor.
Robert Clifford Jones was an American film editor, screenwriter, and educator. He received an Academy Award for the screenplay of the film Coming Home (1978). As an editor, Jones had notable collaborations with the directors Arthur Hiller and Hal Ashby. Jones was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), and Bound for Glory (1976).
Carol Sue Littleton, ACE is an American film editor.
Craig McKay is an American feature film editor, story consultant, director, and executive producer. Recognized with two Academy Award nominations for editing Reds and The Silence of the Lambs, and an Emmy Award for editing the NBC miniseries Holocaust, he has edited more than forty films including Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate, Cop Land and Maid in Manhattan.
Dody Jane Dorn is an American film and sound editor. She is best known for working with director Christopher Nolan on several films including Memento (2000), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
Richard Marks was an American film editor with more than 30 editing credits for feature and television films dating from 1972. In an extended, notable collaboration (1983–2010), he edited all of director James L. Brooks' feature films.
The American Cinema Editors (ACE) gives one or more Career Achievement Awards each year. The first awards were given in 1988.
Conrad Buff IV is an American film editor with more than 25 film credits since 1985. Buff is known for winning an Academy Award for Best Film Editing and an ACE Eddie Award for Titanic (1997); the awards were shared with his co-editors James Cameron and Richard A. Harris. He won the 2000 Satellite Award for Best Editing for Thirteen Days.
Alan Heim, ACE is an American film editor. He won an Academy Award for editing All That Jazz.
Richard Franklin Chew is an American film editor, best known for his Academy Award-winning work on Star Wars (1977), alongside Paul Hirsch and Marcia Lucas. Other notable films include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Risky Business (1983), Waiting to Exhale (1995), That Thing You Do! (1996), and I Am Sam (2001). His career over a variety of films spans more than four decades.
Affonso Gonçalves is a Brazilian-American film editor. He is best known for editing many critically acclaimed films such as Winter's Bone (2010), Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Carol (2015), Paterson (2016), and Wonderstruck (2017).
Jason Rosenfield is an American film editor, writer, director, producer and educator known mostly for his work in story-driven feature-length documentaries. Elected to membership in American Cinema Editors., an honorary society of distinguished editors, he has earned multiple Emmy Awards for his work and contributed to numerous additional awards, including an Emmy Award and three nominations, an Academy Award nomination, a Peabody and R.F. Kennedy Award.
Skip Macdonald is an American film and television editor known for his work on Breaking Bad (2008–2013), its spin-off series Better Call Saul (2015–2022), and the 2019 sequel film El Camino. He also edited several episodes for Fargo. Macdonald has earned a total of ten Emmy Award nominations. In 2014, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for the series finale of Breaking Bad.