Mary Jo Markey

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Mary Jo Markey is an American television and film editor.[1] Markey has been elected to membership of the American Cinema Editors society.[2] She is a frequent collaborator with J. J. Abrams.


Markey has edited several mainstream films including The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Mission: Impossible III. She has also worked as an editor on several television shows, such as three episodes of Felicity, Breaking News, Skin, fourteen episodes of Alias, and was also chief editor on Lost.

She worked with Abrams on three of his television shows (Felicity, Alias, and Lost), and, as of 2015, on all five of his feature films as director collaboratively with Maryann Brandon.[3] Markey worked with Abrams on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released in December 2015.[4] Along with her co-editor Brandon, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Film Editing for her work on the film.[5]

In her role editing Abrams' Star Trek, she reported she did not realize that he intended to make extensive use of lens flares and bright lighting, and contacted the film developers asking why the film seemed overexposed.[6]


Feature films

Year Title Director Notes
1996 Mariette in Ecstasy John Bailey Co-edited with Greg Finton
2002 Dawg Victoria Hochberg Co-edited with Claudia Finkle
2006 Mission: Impossible III J.J. Abrams Co-edited with Maryann Brandon
2009 Star Trek Co-edited with Maryann Brandon
2010 Killers Robert Luketic Co-edited with Richard Francis-Bruce
2011 Super 8 J.J. Abrams Co-edited with Maryann Brandon
  • Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Editing
  • Nominated — HPA Award for Outstanding Editing - Feature Film
  • Nominated — PFCS Award for Best Film Editing
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness J.J. Abrams Co-edited with Maryann Brandon
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Co-edited with Maryann Brandon
2016 The Great Wall Zhang Yimou Co-edited with Craig Wood
2017 Life Daniel Espinosa Co-edited with Frances Parker
2019 Charlie's Angels Elizabeth Banks

Television films

Year Title Director Notes
1996 The Cold Equations Peter Geiger
1997 The Stepsisters Charles Correll
1998 Rhapsody in Bloom Craig M. Saavedra
Meteorites! Chris Thomson
Giving Up the Ghost Claudia Weill
2007 Life Support Nelson George Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie
Nominated — ACE Eddie for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Non-Commercial Television
2009 Anatomy of Hope J.J. Abrams
2014 The Money Justin Chadwick

Television series

Year Title Network Episode(s)
1998-2002 Felicity The WB 14
2001-2004 Alias ABC 14
2004-2009 Lost 12


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  2. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 2008-03-04.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Debra. "How Editors Shaped The Story of Star Trek: Into Darkness". Creative Cow. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
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  5. ^ Merry, Stephanie. "Oscar nominations 2016: Complete list of nominees; 'The Revenant' leads with 12". The Washington Post. Nash Holdings LLC. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  6. ^ Tapley, Christopher. "Tech Support Interview: The crafts of 'Star Trek'". In Contention. Retrieved 24 December 2015.

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