Day 8 – Maryann Brandon
The Force Awakens, Passengers, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and the TV show Alias are just a few of the projects Maryann Brandon has worked on as an editor. Brandon frequently collaborates with director J.J. Abrams and editor Mary Jo Marky who she worked with on Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Force Awakens, and the upcoming and as yet untitled Star Wars: Episode IX. Both Brandon and Marky were nominated for an Academy Award for their work in The Force Awakens.
Other films Maryann Brandon has edited include Passengers, Kung Fu Panda 2, and the upcoming thriller The Darkest Mind. Brandon directed two episodes of Alias (“The Road Home” and “After Six”) and was credited as Associate Producer on ten other Alias episodes in 2005. Brandon also directed the 2012 short film Baby Love.
The UCSB Script to Screen Series did a Q & A (below) with Maryann Brandon that occurred in between the release dates of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
There are two parts to this interview with both Maryann Brandon and her fellow The Force Awakens editor Mary Jo Marky.
And finally, in an interview with Women’s Business Daily, Maryann Brandon discusses her career as an editor, including her work on The Force Awakens.