Feature film editor Nancy Richardson began her career with the 1988 film Stand and Deliver, which won the Independent Spirit award that year for Best Picture, and received a best actor nomination for the film’s star, Edward James Olmos. Her many credits include Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown and Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke; To Sleep with Anger, Selma, Lord, Selma and Annihilation of Fish, directed by Charles Burnett; and Mi Familia, Selena and Why Do Fools Fall in Love, directed by Gregory Nava. She also edited the directorial debut of Maya Angelou’s Down in the Delta.
Other credits include Step Up, starring Channing Tatum; American Violet, starring Alfre Woodard; The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (shared credit), starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson; The Vow (shared credit), starring Channing Tatum; Warm Bodies, starring Nicholas Hoult; Divergent and Insurgent (both shared), starring Shailene Woodley; Everything, Everything, starring Amandla Stenberg; and the recent Fighting with my Family, starring Dwayne Johnson.
She was also an additional editor on Lisa Cholodenko’s Kids Are All Right and Travis Knight’s Bumblebee. Her next project, Paramount’s thriller Monster Problem, starring Dylan O’Brien, is currently shooting in Australia.
In 2001, Richardson received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her work on the TV miniseries Hendrix. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as American Cinema Editors, and has been on the Editors Guild Board of Directors for more than 15 years.
Richardson received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her M.F.A. from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
She has been a professor at UCLA TFT for 19 years and is currently the head of post-production.
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