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: The Art of Editing Animation, co-authored with Bill Kinder and being published this May, is an authoritative media-rich book about the editor’s pioneering role in computer animation.

She hosts an ongoing event series, “Inside the Cutting Room,” honoring master editors through screening and discussion at American Cinema Editors’ EditFest and for Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Sight, Sound & Story series. She has taught at the American Film Institute, Emerson College, John Hopkins University, The New School, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has also created an ongoing class series, “Making the Cut,” where she explores the art and technique of the editing process, based on her interviews with over eighty editors.

Bobbie provides commentary and discussion for The Criterion Collection releases of such iconic films as A Hard Day’s Night, and Don’t Look Now and has written for various publications, including CinemaEditor Magazine, which named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.”