March 20, 2023

Peer Groups

Picture Editors

Requirements for membership in the Picture Editors Peer Group

Please note that requirements (as outlined below) must be met within the four (4) years preceding one's application for membership or membership review; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production and/or distribution of nationally exhibited audio visual works. All episodes should be a minimum of thirty (30) minutes in length unless defined otherwise specifically for short form programming. Credits from self-published programs alone do not qualify for membership in the Television Academy. Individuals who have received a Primetime, Daytime, or Children's & Family Emmy Nomination, specific to this peer group, within the past four (4) years are eligible for Active membership.

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Active Status:

Employment in one or more of the following positions for a minimum of two (2) years within the last four (4) years with screen credit on at least ten (10) episodes or five (5) long form programs; defined as a television movie or special running one and one-half (1.5) hours or more in length of nationally exhibited Emmy eligible content.

Accepted Screen Credits for Active status in this peer group are:

  • Editor
  • Picture Editor
  • Supervising Editor
  • Senior Editor
  • Lead Editor
  • Series Editor
  • Co-Editor
  • Additional Editor
  • Videotape Editor (variety shows only)
  • Animatic Editor (animated shows only)
  • Colorists *
  • Finishing Editor*
  • Online Editor*
  • Post Supervisors*

*Eligible for program ballot only and may not serve on the picture editors peer group executive committee or as governor.

Or a qualified body of work relevant to the peer group that warrants a waiver of the above requirements. Body of Work designation has all benefits of Active membership except for running for Peer Group Governor.

Associate Status:

Anyone with the above titles with at least four (4) screen credits and a minimum of one (1) year professional work.

Or anyone with the titles below and at least one (1) year professional work.

  • Assistant Editor
  • Associate Editor
  • Apprentice Editor
  • Post-Production Coordinator

updated 7.19.24

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Board of Governors Picture Editors Representatives

Robert M. Malachowski Jr., ACE
Robert Michael Malachowski Jr., ACE
Nena Erb, ACE
Nena Erb, ACE
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