Maryann Brandon

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Maryann Brandon is an American television and film editor.[1] Brandon has been elected to membership of the American Cinema Editors society.[2][3] She is a frequent collaborator with J. J. Abrams.

Brandon earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her editing work on the popular television series Alias, created by Abrams. Brandon was also an associate producer on Alias during its final season. She has since edited all of Abrams' films collaboratively with Mary Jo Markey.[4] Brandon worked with Abrams on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released in December 2015.[5] She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Film Editing for her work on the film, sharing the nomination with Mary Jo Markey.[6]

In her role editing Abrams' Star Trek, she reported that neither editor had been told that he intended to make extensive use of lens flares and bright lighting, and they initially contacted the film developers asking why the film seemed overexposed.[7]

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  1. ^ "Maryann Brandon". IMDb.
  2. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 2008-03-04.
  3. ^ "UTA :: Production Department".
  4. ^ Kaufman, Debra. "How Editors Shaped The Story of Star Trek: Into Darkness". Creative Cow. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  5. ^ Post, Latinos (24 May 2013). "'Star Wars Episode 7' News Update: J.J Abrams Reveals That He Prefers Original Trilogy".
  6. ^ Merry, Stephanie. "Oscar nominations 2016: Complete list of nominees; 'The Revenant' leads with 12". The Washington Post. Nash Holdings LLC. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  7. ^ Tapley, Christopher. "Tech Support Interview: The crafts of 'Star Trek'". In Contention. Retrieved 24 December 2015.

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