The Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship is in the works and so far it looks as though it will be something special. Everyone that attended EditFest will already be aware of this fellowship in-progress, but for those that didn't make it should know about the this opportunity. The Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship has been created in memory of Ms. Schmmer and is year-long experience that encourages and champions the talent of an emerging editor. The fellowship includes a chance for mentorship with ACE editors, tickets to EditFests in both New York and Los Angeles, festival pass to SXSW, plus travel expenses. It also includes a gift certificate to Powell's Books, which is a terrific bookstore in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Schmeer was born and raised in Portland, which is a great city. I should know, being a fellow former Portlander.
Although most people already are well aware of Karen Schmeer's long list of accomplishments as an editor, she was an award-winning film editor most known for her close collaboration with Errol Morris. Her credits include Mr. Death, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control, Sketches of Frank Gehry, My Father, the Genius and more. A film she recently cut, Sergio is currently playing on HBO.
To find out more about this great program and to get on the mailing list, go to www.karenschmeer.com.