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Craig McKay, A.C.E.


Craig McKay, born in New York State’s Hudson Valley, has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, for editing Oscar-winning directors Warren Beatty’s Reds and Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs.

He has collaborated with the latter director on several other features, including the Academy Award-winning Melvin and Howard and Philadelphia. Mr. McKay’s many feature credits as film editor also include Terry George’s Some Mother’s Son; Liev Schreiber’s Everything is Illuminated; James Mangold’s Cop Land; Andrew Jarecki’s upcoming All Good Things; and, also for Focus Features, Cary Joji Fukunaga’s award-winning debut feature Sin Nombre.

Mr. McKay won an Emmy Award for editing Marvin J. Chomsky’s miniseries Holocaust. Also for television, he has directed the Emmy Award-winning musical special Bubbe Meises: Bubbe Stories and the “The Red Shoes” short film segment of Subway Stories.

He was story consultant on, among other projects, Angus Gibson and Jo Menell’s Oscar-nominated Mandela and Joshua M. Greene’s Witness: Voices from the Holocaust. Another documentary he worked on was Hugo Berkeley and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s A Normal Life, as executive producer.

Mr. McKay has served as a creative advisor at the Sundance Institute’s Filmmakers Lab.

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