THE FOUNDING FOREFATHERS

May 22, 2012, 09:18 PM

https://www.editorsguild.com/magazine.cfm?ArticleI...

In a way, Ben Lewis, one of the three founding members of the Society of Motion Picture Film Editors (SMPFE) — now the Motion Picture Editors Guild — was the quintessential company man, working 45 of his 52 years in the cutting room at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. But, even though he served his employer skillfully and faithfully, and earned over 120 credits as an editor, he took the initiative to form a union that demanded fair treatment and respectful consideration from his studio bosses.

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