Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film 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.

Her latest book, Making the Cut at Pixar – to be published next year – is authoritative media-rich eBook about the editor’s pioneering role in computer animation.

Bobbie hosts an ongoing event series, “Inside the Cutting Room,” one-on-one panels honoring master editors through screening and discussion at American Cinema Editors’ EditFest as well as NYU, Emerson College, UCLA, NYIT, and 92nd St Y. She has taught at the American Film Institute, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, The New School, and John Hopkins University. She has created a class series at Manhattan Edit Workshop, “Making the Cut,” where she explores the art and technique of the editing process, based on her interviews with over seventy 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.”