Pietro Scalia

Pietro Scalia was born in Italy and raised in Switzerland. Scalia began his career on the films of director Oliver Stone, working as Assistant Editor on WALL STREET (1987) and TALK RADIO (1988), as well as Associate Editor on BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989) and additional editor on THE DOORS (1991). The following year, Scalia won his first Academy Award – as well as an A.C.E. Eddie and BAFTA Award for Stone’s JFK (1991) in the category of Best Editing. As well as Oliver Stone, Scalia has worked with a host of other renowned directors, including Ridley Scott, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sam Raimi and Gus Van Sant. Scalia received an Academy Award nomination for Gus Van Sant’s GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997), while, collaborating with Ridley Scott, he received an Academy Award nomination for his work on GLADIATOR (2000) and a win for BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001). Most recently, Scalia has worked on Scott’s PROMETHEUS and Marc Webb’s THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN (both 2012). Pietro Scalia will talk about the working methods of an editor, how he decides on new projects and the importance of the script in his work. We will also discuss the role of music in the work of an editor and the editor’s working relationship with the director.