BILL PANKOW, A.C.E. has edited ten films directed by Brian DePalma (including “The Untouchables,” “Carlito’s Way,” “Casualties of War,” “Body Double,” “Bonfire of the Vanities,” “Femme Fatale,” “The Black Dahlia,” “Snake Eyes,” and “Redacted”) and three for which he served as Associate Editor (“Scarface,” “Dressed to Kill,” and “Wise Guys”). He is currently editing De Palma’s “ Domino” starring Carice van Houten and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”).
He has worked with such noted filmmakers as Abel Ferrara, Robert Benton, Paul Schrader, Jean-Francois Richet, and acclaimed Hong Kong filmmakers Tsui Hark and Ringo Lam.
His television credits include HBO’s “Treme,” “ Tales from the Dark Side,” “Tribeca,” “The Equalizer,” and the HBO feature “Undefeated” for actor/director John Leguizamo. He was the supervising editor on the Emmy Award winning HBO miniseries “The Corner,” for which he received an American Cinema Editors Eddie Award nomination. His most recent television project was the Nat Geo series “Mars.”
Other feature credits include “American Ultra” (dir: Nima Nourizadeh, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristin Stewart),” “Letters to Juliet” (dir: Gary Winick, starring Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal), “Gifted” (dir: Marc Webb, starring Chris Evans), “Let’s Be Cops” (dir: Luke Greenfield, starring Jake Johnson), “The Harvest” (dir: John McNaughton, starring Samantha Morton), “The East” (dir: Zal Batmanglij, starring Ellen Page, Brit Marling), “Trespass” (dir: Joel Schumacher, starring Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage), “Max” (dir: Boaz Yakin, starring Thomas Haden Church), “Assault on Precinct 13” (dir: Jean-François Richet, starring Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne), “Mr. 3000” (dir: Charles Stone, starring Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett),” “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” “Mesrine Pt. 2: Public Enemy #1” (dir: Jean-Francois Richet, starring Vincent Cassel), “Once in the Life” (for actor/director Laurence Fishburne),“The Funeral” (dir: Abel Ferrara, starring Christopher Walken), “Double Team” (dir: Tsui Hark, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme), “Maximum Risk” (dir: Ringo Lam, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme), “The Comfort of Strangers” (dir: Paul Schrader, starring Christopher Walken), “Money Train” (dir: Joseph Ruben, starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson), and “Still of the Night” (dir: Robert Benton, starring Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider). He also edited the DePalma-directed music video for Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.”
Bill is an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Editing at New York University’s Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, as well has having been a guest lecturer at Bard, CCNY, and Manhattan Edit Workshop. He is a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Académie des Arts et Techniques Du Cinema, American Cinema Editors and Motion Picture Editors Guild.
Upcoming Workshops Taught by Bill Pankow: