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Dword_avatar Adam Lichtenstein
(Professional)

Bio

Public Bio

In my career I’ve worked with dozens of networks on hundreds of hours of programming as well as several feature films. Some highlights include SCOTLAND, Pa, OXYGEN, MERCY, MEXICO CITY, SCRAPPLE, ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES, ROAD, CITY OF THIEVES, Adrienne Shelly's I'LL TAKE YOU THERE (additional editing), and documentaries that include ABC’S REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at The World Trade Center and THE STAIRCASE, for Academy Award™-winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade & Denis Poncet and ABC News. I carried MTV's phenomenally successful docu-soap "The Hills" thru 3 highly rated seasons, establishing its famous cinematic aesthetic, imitated throughout the industry.

In 2009, I edited I KNEW IT WAS YOU for HBO with long-time collaborator Richard Shepard. I.K.I.W.Y. is a loving portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation. I contributed to Season 2 of Adult Swim’s CHILDRENS HOSPITAL and Season 1 of NTSF:SD: SUV, and the documentary BOB AND THE MONSTER about charismatic singer/songwriter addict-cum-drug counselor Bob Forrest. I'm currently working on Comedy Central's most hilarious new sketch comedy series KEY & PEELE.

An invited instructor to the Rockport Film Workshops and the Latino Producer’s Academy, I have been a participating editor at the Sundance June Filmmakers Lab (Derek & Steven Martini’s LYMELIFE and Tatia Rosenthal’s $9.99), a teaching advisor at the Edit Center, and a workshop leader at Ron Demaio's Student Television Arts Company (STAC), a unique high school program for gifted students of the performing arts.

An invited instructor to the Rockport Film Workshops and the Latino Producer’s Academy, I have been a participating editor at the Sundance June Filmmakers Lab (Derek & Steven Martini’s LYMELIFE and Tatia Rosenthal’s $9.99), a teaching advisor at the Edit Center, and a workshop leader at Ron Demaio's Student Television Arts Company (STAC), a unique high school program for gifted students of the performing arts.

Specialties
Storytelling. I have vast experience in fast paced documentary and narrative work, but I’m equally versed of observational up close personal stories as evidenced by these short pieces for Honda:

http://www.socalhonda.com
Click Thru "Free Honda" and see 3 years worth of short video portraiture.

And these pieces for Primo's Donuts and Verbum Dei High School:
http://www.vimeo.com/9843331