Manhattan Edit Workshop is a proud member of a tight-knit local film community. Partnerships with strong organizations in every aspect of the filmmaking process help inform our own mission and ensure that the best ideas are the ones with the farthest reach.


American Cinema Editors (ACE) - An honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950.  Film editors are voted into membership on thebasis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing. The objectives and purposes of the AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS are to advance the art and science of the editing profession;  to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing;  to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession. Manhattan Edit Workshop is proud to co-produce ACE's annual EditFest NY event, that brings together the industry's top editors for world class seminars on editing in New York. 


The Art of the Guillotine - A group of industry professionals who saw the film community's need for a comprehensive resource of techniques, tips, ideas and links for other Editors. The Art of the Guillotine encourages the interaction of all visitors to build a resource for ideas and inspiration. We extend an invitation to film editors worldwide to give us your input and feedback; what would you like to see on AOTG, help us build our community! We can't wait for you to join us in this on-going project! Please click here to check out videos from Manhattan Edit Workshop on the Editing Association Video Series presented by the Art of the Guillotine.

Association of Independent Creative Editors (AICE) - An international association which represents the interests of independent creative editorial, design, visual effects and post production companies and their editors, designers and artists.AICE is an organization that is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of these companies and their creative artists and of the significant role they play in the media creation process. With chapters in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Toronto, AICE represents a significant segment of the vibrant post production sector and will continue to maintain its strong collective voice in the commercial advertising and marketing industry. AICE members should inquire about special discounts available to them on certain events and workshops at Manhattan Edit Workshop.

The Blue Collar Post Collective is an accessible and focused grassroots organization, supporting emerging talent in post production. Our goal is to foster an all-inclusive community and to provide unique opportunities for our members to develop professionally. There are no prerequisites or membership fees to join the BCPC. It is a group of post-production professionals who want to share their experiences and support each other. It appeals to those who have questions about getting started in post, people looking to advance in their careers, and professionals who want to connect with more of their peers. All funds raised by the BCPC go directly toward advocating and supporting young and emerging talent in our industry, with educational and professional development opportunities. Fundraising also contributes to the Blue Collar Post Collective’s Professional Development Accessibility Program, which will provide financial assistance to selected low-income post production professionals, to help them attend important industry events, conferences and trade shows that are otherwise inaccessible due to cost.

theC47 is an online and offline resource for production based training, information and services.

Jem Schofield, founder of theC47 and the host of gearbox, is a producer, author and educator who teaches production and post-production solutions at workshops, trade shows and special events. He is also the co-founder and director of The Filmmaker's Intensive, an annual two week program that focuses on narrative filmmaking.



The Digital Cinema Society is a format agnostic educational cooperative dedicated to informing the entertainment industry about the integration of digital technology.  Member benefits include access to seminars and networking events, DCS on-line with “knowledge-on-demand” streaming educational content, member forums, and a monthly eNewsletter featuring unbiased analysis of the latest developments in Digital Cinema.



IFP - After debuting with a program in the 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Since its start, IFP has supported the production of 7,000 films and provided resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers’ voices that otherwise might not have been heard. IFP believes that independent films broaden the palette of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness, and fostering activism. IFP members should inquire about special discounts available to them on certain events and workshops at Manhattan Edit Workshop.



Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship - A year-long experience that encourages and champions the talent of an emerging editor. The Fellowship creates opportunities to help cultivate an editor’s artistry and craft, and expand his or her professional and creative community. Awarded once a year, the Fellowship honors the memory of gifted editor Karen Schmeer (Fog of War; Fast, Cheap & Out of Control), who was killed in a hit-and-run car accident at age 39, on January 29, 2010. Manhattan Edit Workshop is proud to be a sponsor of this amazing program.


Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting - As the first film commission in the country, the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting is the one-stop shop for all production needs in New York City, including permits, free exterior locations and free police assistance. The agency markets NYC as a prime location, provides premiere customer service to production companies and facilitates production throughout the five boroughs. Whether production companies are shooting a feature film, a commercial, a television show or a music video, the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting serves as an invaluable resource to the New York City entertainment production industry.


The Moving Pictures Collective (MoPictive) - Established in September 2002 as the NYC Final Cut Pro Users Group, The Moving Pictures Collective continues to foster professional storytelling. MoPictive enhance their members abilities and broaden their overall knowledge and skill by keeping them on the leading edge in a rapidly changing film & video industry. MoPictive members should inquire about special discounts available to them on certain events and workshops at Manhattan Edit Workshop.

Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) - A national labor organization currently representing over 6,200 freelance and staff post-production professionals. MPEG is the world's premiere craft guild that sets the standards for excellence in the post-production industry. The requirements to become a member of the Guild and placed on their Industry Experience Roster ensures the highest level of professionalism. MPEG members should inquire about special discounts available to them on certain events and workshops at Manhattan Edit Workshop.


Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) - A non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice this unique craft. Manhattan Edit Workshop is proud to co-produce MPSE's Sound Show Series in New York City.


Since its launch in 2009, NYC Production & Post News has answered a real need: to provide a regular home on the web for the New York City region's content creation communities. Motion media creatives finally have a site that they can turn to for breaking news, reviews, and in-depth articles on the most interesting creators, productions, and crucial technologies.



New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) - A nonprofit membership organization for professional women in film, television and digital media. A champion of women's rights, achievements and points of view in the entertainment industry, NYWIFT is an educational forum for media professionals, and a network for the exchange of information and resources. NYWIFT members should inquire about special discounts available to them on certain events and workshops.