Magazine article Variety

Gotham Gang

Magazine article Variety

Gotham Gang

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THELMA SCHOONMAKER

That the Oscar-winning editor is receiving kudos from the DGA is hardly a surprise. As she herself told Variety in 2007, "I contribute a lot to the film... but if you don't have good material, you cannot make a great movie." She is mostly known for her work with Martin Scorsese, whom she met while they were students at NYU. Beginning with his "Who's That Knocking on My Door" to "Raging Bull" and now "Silence," Scorsese and Schoonmaker have worked together on more than two dozen projects. "Marty says that I bring humanity to the editing of the acting. What he means is that maybe I will sense some vulnerability in an actor's performance that will help the film.'' Recently she has worked on restoring the pictures of her late husband, Michael Powell, including such films as "The Red Shoes."

THOMAS J. O'DONNELL

he president of Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 of the Inti. Brotherhood of Teamsters is being honored for his work in New York. Starting as a driver on 1974's "Stepford Wives," O'Donnell has worked on a number of productions.

He was upped to the position of president in March 2014 and is now the rep coordinating bargaining and safety standards on film sets across the nation. …

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