Dutch film editor wins Robert Wise Award

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Dutch film editor Edgar Burcksen will receive the Robert Wise Award at the annual American Cinema Editors prize awards next Saturday.

It is the first time the award has been given to a Dutchman. The 63-year-old Burcksen is to receive the award for his work as editor-in-chief of the journal for the last nine years. The Robert Wise Award is awarded at irregular intervals to people who have made a positive contribution to the public image of film editing.

Burcksen moved to the United States in the 1980s after making a number of films in the Netherlands. In Hollywood he received an Emmy Award in 1992 for his work in and The Hunt for Red October. He is also a pioneer in digital editing. He also received a Golden Kalf at the Netherlands Film Festival for his Dutch oeuvre.


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