What it Takes to Be a Top TV Editor
Two Emmy-nominated editors break down how to make it in the TV business.
The "Age of Peak TV" is a phrase thrown around so much it’s starting to feel like a cliché, but the fact is that there's more programming being created for more platforms than ever before, which means that there's more work for people in the film and TV business, particularly in one crucial part of the process: post-production. But just how do you break into post-production for TV, what can you expect once you do, and what does it take to be a really good television editor?
To find out, I spoke with two of the best: A.M. Peters and Tennille Uithof, each of who received an Emmy nomination this year for their work on Queer Eye and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, respectively. Peters is a director and producer who has more than 25 TV series editing credits under her belt and Uithof has been in the TV editing game for almost 20 years and has worked on some of the most popular reality and docuseries like Wife Swap and American Pickers.
In this episode, the two share what they've learned from the trenches about how to make it in the TV editing business.