Hey there! I'm Lauren Connelly

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Experience: 14 years
Title/Headline: Editor
Known for: A Million Little Things, Masters of Sex, Four Good Days, The Strain, Childrens Hospital
Minimum time: 15 minutes

About Me

Lauren Connelly is a film & television editor, originally from Chantilly, Virginia. She graduated from The University of Southern California with a B.A. in Cinema-Television Production. Her credits include television shows such as A MILLION LITTLE THINGS on ABC, MASTERS OF SEX on Showtime, THE STRAIN on FX, and THE SON on AMC. Recent feature films include Rodrigo Garcia’s FOUR GOOD DAYS, which premiered at Sundance 2020, and Brewer’s THE TRUST, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.

This expert donates all Sidetime proceeds to Planned Parenthood.
  • Editing
  • Editor
  • Film editing
  • Television
  • Feature Film
  • Assistant Editing
  • Episodic
  • Hollywood
  • Breaking in
  • union

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  • Open Ended Conversation

    Don’t know where to start or have multiple questions or topics you’ll like to discuss? Don’t worry about it, our expert has Open Ended Conversations so you can take as much time and go as in depth as you need so you can become your very best.

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  • Cutting Room Tips for New Editors

    Are you newly bumped to the chair? Congrats! It’s an exciting time, but that first job can also produce some anxiety! I can give you advice on navigating politics, responding to notes, and creating a comfortable and well-run cutting room. Let’s make sure you get asked back again!

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  • Building a good relationship between Editor & Assistant

    A good relationship between the editor & assistant editor is incredibly important. This dynamic can affect the cutting room on many different levels. Are you a newly bumped editor who’s never had an assistant before? Or an assistant editor looking to find a lasting relationship with an editor? Do you need advice on how to improve your current situation? I can help you build, navigate and improve this important relationship!

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  • What Editors look for in an Assistant Editor

    Are you looking to make the jump into Assistant Editing? Or are you having a hard time getting asked back by Editors?  I can give you advice on what Editors are looking for!

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  • Television vs. Feature Editing

    Trying to understand the difference in Television vs Feature editing?  I can help!  As an editor who cuts regularly in both television and features,  I can explain the differences in schedule, politics, lifestyle, and more.

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  • Making the jump from Assistant to Editor

    Are you ready to make the jump from Assistant to Editor?  Let’s discuss strategies to help you achieve that goal.

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  • Resume Help!

    Need help making your resume stand out? I can help! Please provide resume in advance of call.

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  • Feedback on Short Film

    Fresh eyes can be very important during the editing process.  I will provide written notes before our call. Please provide link to short film with timecode. (Film duration 30min or less.)

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  • Feedback on your Indie Feature

    I have done many ‘fix-it’ jobs throughout my career and can give you specific notes on how to improve your film. Notes with timecode will be provided before the call. This is for films between 60-120min. Please provide link to film with timecode.

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