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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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
Fall 2019 info sessions
October 24, 2018

Fall 2019 info sessions

Interested in human stories?  Connected to social justice issues?  Explore the potential of a career in documentary storytelling at SVA’s MFA Social Documentary Read More
Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC
October 17, 2018

Wisdom, Grit, Elephants & more SocDoc titles at Doc NYC

Fall begins and we’re excited to find some of our alumni and faculty’s new films at Doc NYC this year! Come and join us to watch some amazing films - grab some friends!Read More