Tina Hirsch

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Tina Hirsch (born 1943) is an American film editor. She has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors, and in 2000, she became the first woman to become president of the honorary society.[1] She is also known as Bettina Kugel Hirsch, Bettina Hirsch and Bettina Kugel.

She edited numerous films since the late 1960s and 1970s, including the cult film Death Race 2000 (1975) and the sequels More American Graffiti (1979) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). In the 1980s she received the opportunity to work for producer Steven Spielberg, editing the "It's a Good Life" sequence in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and then Gremlins (1984). She directed the film Munchies, cited as similar to the latter.[2]

In 1999 she edited "A Proportional Response" and "What Kind of Day Has It Been," episodes of the television series The West Wing. For this work, in 2000 she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Series, and also won an Eddie Award from the American Cinema Editors. She was nominated for her second Emmy in 2005 for editing the television miniseries Back When We Were Grownups (2004).


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (2000). "ACE taps 'Wings' Hirsch new prexy: First woman to top editors' org", Variety August 16, 2000; online version retrieved July 7, 2008.
  2. ^ Lawrence O'Toole, "NY CLIPS Nell says no to fashion king and Warren's spoon is hot," The Globe and Mail, January 16, 1987, pg. D.6.

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