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Lisa Zeno Churgin

Lisa Rachel Zeno Churgin (born January 20, 1955) is an American film editor with more than 25 film credits; she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the 1999 film The Cider House Rules (directed by Lasse Hallström). Since 2002, Churgin has also served as the president of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.[1] Churgin's editing of House of Sand and Fog (directed by Vadim Perelman-2003) was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Editing.

Churgin has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.[2]



Year Title Director Notes
1979 The Warriors Walter Hill Assistant Editor
1980 The Long Riders
Raging Bull Martin Scorsese
1981 Southern Comfort Walter Hill
Ragtime Miloš Forman
1984 Solo Lyman Dayton
1985 Mask Peter Bogdanovich Assistant Editor
Spies Like Us John Landis
1986 Three Amigos First Assistant Editor
1988 Vibes Ken Kwapis
The Accidental Tourist Lawrence Kasdan
1990 Love at Large Alan Rudolph
1991 Closet Land Radha Bharadwaj
Samantha Stephen La Rocque
1992 Bob Roberts Tim Robbins
1993 The Wrong Man Jim McBride
1994 Reality Bites Ben Stiller
1995 Unstrung Heroes Diane Keaton
Dead Man Walking Tim Robbins
1997 Gattaca Andrew Niccol
1999 200 Cigarettes Risa Bramon Garcia
The Cider House Rules Lasse Hallström Nominated — Academy Award for Best Film Editing
2001 The Wedding Planner Adam Shankman
2002 Moonlight Mile Brad Silberling
Waking Up in Reno Jordan Brady
2003 House of Sand and Fog Vadim Perelman Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Editing
2005 Mozart and the Whale Petter Næss Co-edited with Miklos Wright
In Her Shoes Jennifer Weiner Co-edited with Craig Kitson
Embedded Tim Robbins Video film
2006 The Last Kiss Tony Goldwyn
2008 Henry Poole Is Here Mark Pellington
Pride and Glory Gavin O'Connor Co-edited with John Gilroy
2009 Tenderness John Polson Co-edited with Andrew Marcus
The Ugly Truth Robert Luketic
2011 Priest Scott Stewart
2012 One for the Money Julie Anne Robinson
Pitch Perfect Jason Moore
2015 Barely Lethal Kyle Newman
2016 Pete's Dragon David Lowery
2018 The Old Man & the Gun
TBA Through the Glass Darkly Lauren Fash Co-edited with Adriaan van Zyl
The Man Who Saved Paris Robert Budreau Post-production


Year Programme Studio Episode(s) Notes
1998 From the Earth to the Moon HBO Season 1
E02 "Apollo One"
E11 "The Original Wives Club"
TV Mini-series
2013 Trophy Wife ABC Season 1
E01 "Pilot"
2015 Grace and Frankie Netflix Season 1
E01 "The End"
E04 "The Funeral"
E07 "The Spelling Bee"
E10 "The Elevator"
E12 "The Bachelor Party"


  1. ^ "Guild Election Results 2002". Editors' Guild Magazine. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2008.
  2. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members". Archived from the original on 2008-03-04.

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