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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 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 ...

How Mary Jo Markey ACE Enhanced the Clarity of The Final Mission in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Mary Jo Markey, ACE was tasked with bringing the final act of Star Wars the Force Awakens together in the edit room. She approached the X-Wing mission to ...

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 ...

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Editor Mary Jo Markey, ACE on Cutting Rey's First Lightsaber Duel

Join us for an in-depth look at the climactic lightsaber duel in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the film's editor Mary Jo Markey ACE and moderator Bobbie ...

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.

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 ...