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Kate Amend

Amend, KateOccupation: Film Editor; Educator
Born: San Francisco, California, June 27, 1947

Honorary Doctorate, Academy of Art University (2016)
MA, California State University, San Francisco (1973)
BA, University of California Berkeley (1969)

Film Editor, Los Angeles, California (1982-Present)
Researcher, Administrator, Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, Santa Monica, CA (1978-1981)
Administrator, Through the Flower Corporation, Santa Monica, CA (1978-1981)
Instructor of Humanities and Women’s Studies, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA (1973-1978)
Instructor of Humanities, City College of San Francisco (1973-1978)

Career Related:
Adjunct Professor, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1992-Present)

Creative Works:
Film Editor, “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?” (2018); Film Editor, “Foster” (2018); Series Editor, “The Keepers” (2017); Film Editor, “Serena: The Other Side of Greatness” (2016); Film Editor, “The Case Against 8” (2014); Film Editor, “Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives” (2012); Film Editor, “First Position” (2011); Film Editor, “Crazy Wisdom” (2011); Film Editor, “Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains” (2007); Film Editor, “Beah: A Black Woman Speaks); Film Editor, “Cowboy Del Amor” (2005); Film Editor, “Pandemic: Facing AIDS” (2002); Film Editor, “Into the Arms of Strangers” (2001); Film Editor, “Some Nudity Required” (1998); “Tobacco Blues” (1997); Film Editor, “The Long Way Home” (1997); Film Editor, “Arrested Development: In The House” (1995); Film Editor, “Spread The Word” (1994); Film Editor, “Skinheads, USA” (1993); Film Editor, “Asylum” (1992); Film Editor, “Legends” (1990); Film Editor, “Metamorphosis: Man Into Woman” (1989)

Governor, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Advisor, Sundance Documentary Edit and Storytelling Lab (2004-2017)

Nominee, Emmy Award (2014); Honoree, IDA’s Outstanding Achievement in Editing (2005); Recipient, Peabody Award (2004); Recipient, Academy Award, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1997, 2001); Recipient, ACE Eddie Award (2001)

International Documentary Association; American Cinema Editors; American Motion Picture Academy

Political Affiliation:

Daughter of Carroll Conrad and Mary Florence (Saller) Amend

Gardening; Tennis; Cooking; Jazz

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1998-1999, 3rd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2004-2005, 24th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1997-1998, 20th Edition (pub. 1997)

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