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 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
1984 Hot Dog…The Movie N/A
1986 Youngblood N/A
Band of the Hand Paul Michael Glaser N/A
1987 Stranded Fleming B. Fuller N/A
1988 Bat*21 Peter Markle N/A
1989 Nightbreaker Television film
1990 El Diablo
1991 Run Geoff Burrowes Co-edited with Jack Hofstra
Wildflower Diane Keaton Television film
1992 My Cousin Vinny Jonathan Lynn N/A
The Comrades of Summer Tommy Lee Wallace Television film
1993 Fire in the Sky Robert Lieberman N/A
Robin Hood: Men in Tights Mel Brooks N/A
1994 Only You Norman Jewison N/A
1995 Outbreak Wolfgang Petersen Co-edited with Lynzee Klingman, Neil Travis and William Hoy
Nine Months Chris Columbus Co-edited with Raja Gosnell
1996 Bogus Norman Jewison N/A
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly Peter Markle N/A
1997 Excess Baggage Marco Brambilla N/A
1999 Idle Hands Rodman Flender N/A
The Hurricane Norman Jewison N/A
2001 Swordfish Dominic Sena N/A
Wooly Boys Leszek Burzynski Co-edited with Andrew S. Eisen
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
2005 Stealth Rob Cohen N/A
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
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Ridley Scott N/A
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
2019 Alita: Battle Angel Robert Rodriguez
2021 Avatar 2 Films that have not yet been released James Cameron Co-edited with John Refoua, David Brenner, and James Cameron
2023 Avatar 3 Films that have not yet been released

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]

  1. ^ Stephen E. Rivkin on IMDb
  2. ^ American Cinema Editors (ACE) Official website
  3. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Member". Archived from the original on 2008-03-04.
  4. ^ "The Minnesotan who helped bring 'Avatar' to earth" Archived 2012-10-13 at the Wayback Machine by Colin Covert, Star Tribune, March 10, 2010