- HBO’s adaptation of “The Last of Us” dystopian video game, starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, is a 2023 fan favorite and also hailed by critics for artful storytelling.
- “American Cinema Editors Present HBO’s The Last of Us” is scheduled for Sunday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at the NAB Show Main Stage.
- The panel will feature show creator and showrunner Craig Mazin, as well as Timothy Good, ACE, and Emily Mendez; Ksenia Sereda; Alex Wang; and Michael J. Benavente.
The Sunday morning panel, presented by American Cinema Editors, will discuss the editing, cinematography, VFX, and sound artistry that brought Ellie and Joel to life.
Executive Producer Craig Mazin will be joined on stage by editors Timothy Good, ACE, and Emily Mendez; cinematographer Ksenia Sereda; VFX supervisor Alex Wang; and sound supervisor Michael J. Benavente.
The conversation will be moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Carolyn Giardina.
“American Cinema Editors Present HBO’s The Last of Us” is scheduled for 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, at the NAB Show Main Stage in Las Vegas.
In addition to his role as executive producer, Mazin is also the multiple Emmy award-winning co-creator, writer and director of “The Last of Us.” Previously, he served as the creator, writer and executive producer of HBO limited series “Chernobyl,” for which he won Golden Globe, BAFTA, Writers Guild, Producers Guild and Peabody awards.
During “The Last of Us,” Timothy Good, ACE, was primarily responsible for editing the first season finale and the third episode, featuring the love story of Bill and Frank. In addition to editing a wide variety of TV series and miniseries, including ABC’s “When We Rise,” Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” and Fox’s “Fringe,” he has also worked on the original “Gossip Girl” on the CW and Fox’s “The O.C.”
While working on “The Last Of Us,” Emily Mendez rose from assistant editor to co-editor alongside Good for four episodes. She has also worked on the editorial teams for “The Umbrella Academy,” Fox’s “The Resident,” Hulu’s “Light as a Feather” and Fox’s “Rosewood.”
Sereda was listed as one of the “20 Cinematographers You Should Know at Cannes 2019” for her work on “Beanpole.” Before “The Last of Us,” she worked on films such as “Little Bird,” “Petersburg. A Selfie,” “House on Clauzewert’s Head” and “Acid.”
Wang is a 20-year veteran in the film and television industry. He has worked for VFX studios such as Digital Domain, DNEG and Industrial Light & Magic. Wang became a VFX supervisor for “Deadpool” in 2015 and counts “Jurassic World Dominion” as a recent project.
Benavente names Hulu’s “Under the Banner of Heaven” as one of his most recent projects. He sits on the Sound Branch Executive Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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