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Maryann Brandon is an American television and film editor. She is represented by Innovative Artists and has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors society. She is a frequent collaborator with J. J. Abrams.

Maryann Brandon is an American television and film editor. She is represented by Innovative Artists and has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors society. She is a frequent collaborator with J. J. Abrams.

Brandon earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her editing work on the popular television series Alias, created by Abrams. Brandon was also an associate producer on Alias during its final season. She has since edited all of Abrams' films collaboratively with Mary Jo Markey. Brandon worked with Abrams on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released in December 2015. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Film Editing for her work on the film, sharing the nomination with Mary Jo Markey.

In her role editing Abrams' Star Trek, she reported that neither editor had been told that he intended to make extensive use of lens flares and bright lighting, and they initially contacted the film developers asking why the film seemed overexposed.

IT IS ABOUT TIME FOR WOMEN TO SPEAK UP | Maryann Brandon | TEDxCanonDriveWomen

Oscar Nominee Editor, Maryann Brandon recounts an event where she spoke up to her boss at the time and thus she is where she is now Academy & Emmy ...

Maryann Brandon chats about being the editor for 'Passengers'

Maryann Brandon chats about being the editor for 'Passengers' at the Gold Derby 'Meet the Experts' event with Tom O'Neil.

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.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Script to Screen

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) Thirty-two years after the release of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings together the saga's original characters with ...

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 ...

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 ...