Kevin Tent

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Kevin Tent
Occupation Film editor, & director
Years active 1987 - Present

Kevin Tent is an Academy Award-nominated American film editor and director. Tent has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors (ACE) and serves as a member of the board.[1] Kevin Tent is best known for being Alexander Payne's go-to film editor on films such as Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways and Election. Tent has been nominated for an Academy Award for best editing for The Descendants and won an ACE Eddie award for the same film and received three other ACE Eddie Award nominations for Election, Sideways and About Schmidt.[2] In addition to his career in editing, Tent also co-directed two films; 1990's Ultra Warrior, and 1993's Blackbelt II.[3]

Early life[edit]

Tent's early life was spent near Buffalo, New York.[4] He began his career editing educational films, then moved into the world of low-budget horror films, working on several projects with legendary producer Roger Corman.[5] Tent has since gone on to edit many high-profile films.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Other notes
1990 Frankenhooker Frank Henenlotter
Basket Case 2 Frank Henenlotter
1996 Citizen Ruth Alexander Payne
1999 Election Alexander Payne ACE Eddie Award nomination
Girl, Interrupted James Mangold
2001 Blow Ted Demme
2002 About Schmidt Alexander Payne ACE Eddie Award nomination
2004 The Clearing Pieter Jan Brugge
Sideways Alexander Payne ACE Eddie Award nomination
2005 Monster-in-Law Robert Luketic
2006 RV Barry Sonnenfeld
2007 Mr. Woodcock Craig Gillespie
The Golden Compass Chris Weitz
2009 Hung (TV series) Alexander Payne Pilot episode
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Neal Brennan
2010 Shanghai Mikael Håfström
2011 The Descendants Alexander Payne Academy Award nomination
2013 Nebraska Alexander Payne

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2014 - American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie nomination - Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical Nebraska
  • 2012 - Academy Award Nomination - Best Achievement in Film Editing - The Descendants
  • 2012 - American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie award winner - Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic The Descendents
  • 2005 - American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie nomination - Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical - Sideways
  • 2003 - American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie nomination - Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic - About Schmidt
  • 2000 - American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie nomination - Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical - Election

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] American Cinema Editors (ACE) Official Website
  2. ^ Kevin Tent - Awards
  3. ^ Kevin Tent - IMDb
  4. ^ Leopold, Todd. "The CNN Profile: Invisible Oscar nominee makes the cut". cnn.com. 
  5. ^ "Anne Coates and Kevin Tent on Editing Movies". Iofilm.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 

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