Stephen E. Rivkin

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Rivkin on June 18, 2013

Stephen Elliott Rivkin is an American film editor 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 member of the American Cinema Editors and currently serves as the Vice President of the organization.[2][3] He was also associate producer on two films.

Early life and 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.

He is married to Dina Morrone.

Selected filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
1982 The Personals Peter Markle N/A
1986 Youngblood N/A
Band of the Hand Paul Michael Glaser N/A
1988 Bat*21 Peter Markle N/A
1991 Run Geoff Burrowes Co-edited with Jack Hofstra
1992 My Cousin Vinny Jonathan Lynn N/A
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Mel Brooks N/A
1994 Only You Norman Jewison N/A
1996 Bogus N/A
1999 The Hurricane N/A
2001 Ali Michael Mann Co-edited with Lynzee Klingman, Stuart Waks and William Goldenberg
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Gore Verbinski Co-edited with Arthur Schmidt and Craig Wood
The Statement Norman Jewison Co-edited with Andrew S. Eisen
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Gore Verbinski Co-edited with Craig Wood
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2009 Avatar James Cameron Co-edited with James Cameron and John Refoua
2015 Blackhat Michael Mann Co-edited with Jeremiah O'Driscoll, Joe Walker and Mako Kamitsuna
Fantastic Four Josh Trank Co-edited with Elliot Greenberg
Credited as Stephen Rivkin
2018 Alita: Battle Angel Films that have not yet been released Robert Rodriguez
2020 Avatar 2 Films that have not yet been released James Cameron Co-edited with John Refoua and James Cameron

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

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