Bobbie O'Steen

Teaches at Manhattan Edit Workshop

Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with film students, professionals, and the movie-going public. Educated at Stanford University, she is an Emmy-nominated film editor and the author of two acclaimed books about editing. Cut to the Chase is based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen, and filled with stories from the cutting room and behind the scenes on such landmark films as The Graduate and Chinatown. Her second book, The Invisible Cut, deconstructs classic movie scenes from such films as Rear Window and The French Connection through a cut-by-cut analysis. O’Steen frequently hosts the popular “Inside the Cutting Room” event series. These evenings honor master editors, and involve screenings from their films along with in-depth discussion about their process. Past events have taken place at UCLA Film and Television Archive’s Billy Wilder Theater, Emerson College’s Bright Screening Room, NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 92Y Tribeca. O’Steen has taught graduate film student workshops at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and contributes to publications such as Editors Guild Magazine, MovieMaker Magazine and Cinema Editor Magazine, which named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.”