About Jeanne Slater
Jeanne Slater began her editing career at the prestigious UCLA film school under her mentor Academy Award winner Shirley Clarke (Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World) and studied scriptwriting under Richard Walter (The Essentials of Screenwriting). She graduated in the class following Alexander Payne and Catherine Hardwicke. At her first job in the Theatrical Marketing Department at Disney, she quickly discovered that she wanted to help shape stories in a more significant way. Jeanne’s passion grew from there and she began to focus on editing documentaries, feature films and television series.
Jeanne’s storytelling is innate, which gives her a true advantage when it comes to editing. She thrives on creating the final draft of a script (or in the case of reality TV, the first and last draft.) For that reason she continues to take scripting courses and has listened to several hundred hours of interview with screenwriters on The Q&A.
Now living and working in Vancouver, Jeanne edits shows that are just to the left of mainstream and looks forward to continue working with directors who have a strong independent vision.
“Jeanne is a real pleasure to work with in the edit suite. She is calm and capable with strong instincts about story. She’s also got excellent taste in music! I highly recommend her.”
Head of Production & Digital Media, Lark Productions
“Jeanne is an integral part of my filmmaking process, and a creative partner in every sense of the word. I rely on her innate sense of story and character from script stage, all the way through to delivery. Her editing style is both precise yet organic, and in many ways, the finished film ends up truer than what it was on paper. I can’t recommend her enough!”
Producer/Director/Writer, Opiate Films
“After finding out that we were winners in this year’s Crazy8s competition, the panic set in. Jeanne Slater helped make our film a work of art that exceeded my greatest expectations. This would not have been possible without Jeanne and her keen sense for cinematic story-telling.”
Writer/Director of “A Red Girl’s Reasoning”