Founded in 1950, American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of film editors that are voted in based on the qualities of professional achievements, their education of others, and their dedication to editing itself. The society is not to be confused with an industry union, such as the I.A.T.S.E. (specifically the Motion Picture Editors Guild or MPEG) to which an editor might belong. The current President of ACE is Randy Roberts.
Eligibility for active membership can be obtained by the following prerequisites:
Desire to be a member
Sponsorship by at least two active members
Minimum of 60 months (5 years) of editing experience on Features or Television
Approval by the Board of Directors
Acceptance by the general membership
<!-- Please don't delete this hidden note; it gives an archival URL for the membership in March 2008. ACE Membership archived at WebCite 2008-03-04 at http://www.webcitation.org/5W3vTXmHE . Additional archival URL's can be added to this hidden note if they are deleted from the article body.-->Members are entitled to include the designation "A.C.E." as part of their signatures; thus the president of the Society in August 2007 was Alan Heim, A.C.E. The society publishes its current membership on its website; as of 2008, this website does not include deceased members.
Beginning in 1950, the ACE held an annual dinner to honor the film... Read More