August 17, 2020
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Meet the Governors: Scott Boyd

NameScott Boyd,ACE

Peer Group: Picture Editors

New or Returning Governor? Returning. I served two terms as governor from 2012-2016 and am currently serving the 2018-2019 term.

Describe your day job:  I am a picture editor. I decide what the audience sees, when they see it, and for how long. My job is to tell the story in the simplest, most direct way. Sometimes that involves increasing the pace of a scene or slowing it down.

Sometimes it's about holding back a piece of information so it will have greater impact when it is revealed, while other times it’s about putting information out front so the audience understands from the beginning.

Being an editor is knowing when to make a cut, but more often than not, it’s knowing when not to cut. If I do my job right, nobody notices.

Credits of which you're most proudFlight 93, Heroes, Monk, The Pretender.

Why did you want to be a Television Academy governor? I’ve always been one to volunteer. When my kids were young I was a baseball and softball coach, I was Cubmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster as my son got older.

After they moved out I turned my “free time” towards the TV Academy. I knew Governor Stu Bass through scouting and I asked to join the PGEC. After a few years there was an opening, and I saw what the Governors do and thought that was something to aspire to.

What do you hope to accomplish as a governor? I hope to further the art of editing as we move into the future and represent the voice of us “below the line people” in the board room.

Why is the Academy important to the industry? The Academy recognizes excellence, and I think it's important to showcase programming that is done at a high level. Peer recognition is a good thing.

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