E. Donna Shepherd

Editor

E. Donna Shepherd, Editor

Classes taught:
Thesis: Editing , Thesis: Editing Lab

Ms. Shepherd is an award-winning editor whose work has appeared on A&E, Bravo, CNN, Discovery, HBO, MSNBC, MTV, PBS, and VH1. She has been editing films for 20 plus years, including the Emmy-winning 10-part series CARRIER for PBS; the six-part series CIRCUS for PBS; the Emmy-winning Bravo series KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST; Grammy and Emmy nominated SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC; the multi-part series HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE and its follow-up series A PATH APPEARS;  the Emmy-winning and Peabody Award-winning film MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT; and the Emmy-winning ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN REVISITED. She is currently editing a documentary series for director Steven Spielberg that will air in 2019.

She has been on the editing faculty of the MFA Social Documentary Film program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City since it's inception in 2009.

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IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects
July 26, 2019

IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects

One of our best jobs here at SVA's MFA in Social Documentary Program is advising our graduate students on their film ideas, helping them make their concepts strong. The idea stage can be invigorating, but successful films happen with thoughtful planning. We surveyed our esteemed faculty for suggestions on what filmmakers should consider as they embark on a new project. Read More
Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
May 29, 2019

Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

A great many SocDoc alumni films are recently streaming into the comfort of your home these days - so we compiled a list to make a TV party easy for you! Check out the work our alumni are making, and tell a friend. Read More
Spring Festivals!
April 04, 2019

Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

Acknowledging that emerging documenta Read More