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Mary Jo Markey is an American television and film editor. Markey has been elected to membership of the American Cinema Editors society. She is a frequent collaborator with J. J. Abrams.

Mary Jo Markey is an American television and film editor. Markey has been elected to membership of the American Cinema Editors society. She is a frequent collaborator with J. J. Abrams.

Markey has edited several mainstream films including The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Mission: Impossible III. She has also worked as an editor on several television shows, such as three episodes of Felicity, Breaking News, Skin, fourteen episodes of Alias, and was also chief editor on Lost.

She worked with Abrams on three of his television shows (Felicity, Alias, and Lost), and, as of 2015, on all five of his feature films as director collaboratively with Maryann Brandon. Markey worked with Abrams on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released in December 2015. Along with her co-editor Brandon, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Film Editing for her work on the film.

In her role editing Abrams' Star Trek, she reported she did not realize that he intended to make extensive use of lens flares and bright lighting, and contacted the film developers asking why the film seemed overexposed.

Maryann Brandon, ACE & Mary Jo Markey, ACE talk STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Editors on Editing: Glenn Garland, ACE talks to Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE about editing the film, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.

Amsterdam SuperMeet: Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE (Editing Feature Films)

We welcome picture editors Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE, editors of 'STAR WARS: EPISODE VII,' to the SuperMeet stage. Both Ms. Markey ...

Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards

Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey talk to Los Angeles Times reporter Emily Rome at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards. Brandon and Markey were ...

Mary Jo Markey Editor of Super 8, Star Trek, and the coming Star Wars: The Force Awakens

After the release of Super 8, Mary Jo Markey sat down with Gordon to discuss her approach to editing, working with J.J. Abrams, and managing actors' deliveries ...

The Storytelling Secrets of "Star Trek Into Darkness"

Writer/producer Damon Lindelof and editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon discuss the making of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Academy event ...

"Star Wars" Editors Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey Share Favorite Scenes