E. Donna Shepherd


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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SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020
February 13, 2020

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020

Winter is nearly behind us which means its time to kick off the 2020 festival season! 

SocDoc has a strong showing at South By Southwest this year. So if you' Read More
Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops
January 15, 2020

Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops

Interested in improving your documentary skills? Here are five workshops which can give you a whole range of skills to explore the wonderland of documentary. Whatever your professional background, these small classes will provide targeted and hands-o Read More
Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!
January 14, 2020

Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!

The SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 has announced their line up, which includes seven SocDoc titles!

In the US Documentary Competition, three of the sixteen selected features have SocDoc Alumni and Faculty on crew:
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DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!
October 21, 2019

DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!

We are thrilled to see so many SocDoc filmmakers a part of this year’s DOC NYC line-up! DOC NYC, America's largeset documentary festival, is entering it's tenth year, November 6-15, 2019. We are proud long-time supporters of the festiva Read More