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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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
March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops
February 12, 2019

March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops

We've got two weekend workshops coming up in March to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills. Read More