Stephen E. Rivkin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rivkin on June 18, 2013

Stephen E. Rivkin is a American film editor and producer best known for his editing work on the Pirates of the Caribbean film series as well as his work with director James Cameron as an editor on Avatar, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.[1] Rivkin has edited three films for director Norman Jewison as well as has worked extensively with director Gore Verbinski. Stephen Rivkin is an elected a member of the American Cinema Editors and currently serves as the Vice President of the organization.[2][3]

Early life & career[edit]

Rivkin's career started in 1976 on the short film, Ain't We Having Fun?. Rivkin went on to graduate in the 1975 class of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Rivkin's brothers are musicians Bobby Z. and David Z.

Selected filmography[edit]

The director of each film is indicated in parenthesis.

Awards & nominations[edit]

  • 2010 - Academy Award Nomination "Film Editing" - Avatar (shared with editors John Refoua and editor/director James Cameron)
  • 2010 - BAFTA Award Nomination "Film Editing" - Avatar (shared with editors John Refoua and editor/director James Cameron)
  • 2010 - American Cinema Editors Nomination "Film Editing" Feature Film (Dramatic) - Avatar (shared with editors John Refoua and editor/director James Cameron)
  • 2008 - American Cinema Editors Nomination "Film Editing" Feature Film - Comedy or Musical - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • 2007 - American Cinema Editors Nomination "Film Editing" Feature Film - Comedy or Musical - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • 2004 - American Cinema Editors Winner "Best Edited Feature Film" - Comedy or Musical - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

References[edit]