Norman Hollyn

ACE Editor, Heathers Professor and Inaugural Holder, Michael Kahn Endowed Chair in Editing, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts

Norman Hollyn has been described as a thought leader around issues in both the old and new media worlds. He is a long-time film, television and music editor (his last film was SHOT, with Noah Wyle), a Full Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and is the Inaugural Holder of the Michael Kahn Endowed Chair. He is a member of AMPAS, ACE, IATSE, and is Past-President of UFVA, the largest association of production-based cinema university professors

He is a frequently published magazine and book author, created the first aesthetics-based course for, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and conventions such as NAB, HPA, CILECT (an association of the top film schools around the world), and EditFest, as well as in countries such as China, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Jordan, Malaysia, and Israel. He teaches international workshops and sits on Advisory Boards for New Media and education companies and has lectured on storytelling for many private companies.

He specializes in curriculum design and has worked with international institutions to build or redesign their media programs. He is presently helping to build a new program in Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska, and for New Media programs internationally. In addition he is advising companies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Media and Entertainment worlds.

Kevin D. Ross

ACE Emmy Nominated Editor, Stranger Things and Halt and Catch Fire

Kevin D. Ross, ACE, is an Emmy-nominated television and feature picture editor, most noted for his work on Stranger Things and Halt and Catch Fire.

Kevin grew up in the Midwest and earned a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. However, on the day of graduation, he was accepted into the film program at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He quickly packed up his car and moved to Los Angeles, eventually earning his MFA in film production.

Since then Kevin has edited more than 115 hours of television and 7 features. Before becoming a full-time editor, he assisted on numerous well-known movies such as The Truman Show, Mrs. Doubtfire, Speed, and Vanilla Sky.

Kevin is an elected editor representative on the board of directors for the Motion Pictures Editor Guild, IATSE 700, and last year he was invited to become a member of American Cinema Editors (ACE).

He has been honored for his editing of both seasons of Stranger Things with two ACE Eddie Award nominations and an Emmy nomination.

Most recently, Kevin edited the new season of X-Files, and is currently editing a new tv series called Sacred Lies.

More importantly, Kevin is happily married to Janet, an assistant editor who’s taking a break from post-production to raise their 10-yr old twins.