Artists in Residence

The Artist-in-Residence Program is a core component of Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Art of Editing Course. Top film editors join the class to screen and discuss their work, while students share their edits for comments and critique.

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Arielle Amsalem

Arielle Amsalem is an Emmy Award winning editor of feature length documentary films.  After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts film program Arielle started her career working on Spike Lee’s award winning documentary When the Levees Broke, a film about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  She has since been the editor of several feature documentaries including the Edward Norton produced HBO documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama for which she won the Primetime Emmy for Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming.  More recently, Arielle edited The Education of Dee Dee Ricks which was bought and aired by HBO and The Contradictions of Fair Hope which has been winning awards at festivals around the country.

Arielle has also worked on television shows for MTV, the Food Network, The Cooking Channel and Travel Channel.