Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based film writer and historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and cinephiles. Educated at Stanford University, she is an Emmy-nominated film editor and the author of two acclaimed books: Cut to the Chase, based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen, filled with stories from the cutting room and behind the scenes on such landmark films as The Graduate and Chinatown. The Invisible Cut deconstructs the editing process as well as classic movie scenes from such films as Rear Window and The French Connection through a cut-by-cut analysis. O’Steen’s next project is an authoritative, media-rich eBook called “Making the Cut at Pixar” about the editor’s pioneering role in computer animation.

O’Steen has moderated numerous one-on-one panels honoring master editors at American Cinema Editors’ EditFest as well as NYU, Emerson College, UCLA, and 92nd St Y and is also partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop for her evening event series, “Inside the Cutting Room.” She has taught at the American Film Institute, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, John Hopkins University and has created an ongoing course, “Making the Cut,” based on her interviews with over sixty editors. She provides commentary and discussion for The Criterion Collection releases of such classic films as “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Don’t Look Now,” “In Cold Blood” and “The Graduate” and has written for such publications as CinemaEditor Magazine, which named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.”