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Kate Amend

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

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

Career:
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)

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

Awards:
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)

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

Political Affiliation:
Democrat

Family:
Daughter of Carroll Conrad and Mary Florence (Saller) Amend

Hobbies:
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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