Ann’s career began more than twenty-five years ago when she edited Gini Reticker’s independent documentary, THE HEART OF THE MATTER, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Freedom of Expression Award. Her credits include the documentaries BELLY TALKERS; THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE; and SOUND AND FURY; all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before receiving theatrical and television distribution. SOUND AND FURY was nominated for an Academy Award.
For television, she edited FRONTLINE: MERCHANTS OF COOL and PORGY & BESS: AN AMERICAN VOICE as well as productions for Martha Stewart, MTV, Lifetime, CBS and PBS.
She has worked extensively as a story consultant and consulting editor on numerous independent documentaries. She has been a judge at the Newport Film Festival and the Woodstock Film Festival and has spoken about editing on panels for Manhattan Edit Workshop and Women Make Movies.
She graduated cum laude from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, receiving a BFA in film and television, and holds an MFA in Art Writing from the School of Visual Arts. This year she edited the independent documentaries CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES MAKES D-MAN IN THE WATERS and MS. DIAGNOSED. She is also currently working on a documentary series for Netflix, and is a regular contributor to The Brooklyn Rail.
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July 26, 2019
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