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Editors David Cornman, Debbie McMurtrey come aboard roster of TwoPoint0
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TwoPoint0 has added editors David Cornman and Debbie McMurtrey to its talent roster.

Cornman has edited comedy, effects-driven, dramatic, and documentary-style commercials for clients such as AIG, GE, Accenture, Bank of America, Staples, Verizon and Computer Associates. Cornman’s degree in art, his musical abilities, as well as his extensive knowledge of film history all play a role in how he approaches each project. The soundscape of the piece is just as important to Cornman as the visual aspect. He feels the two elements should support each other to complete the story. He has won awards from the AICE, AICP, Clio, and Addys, as well as being nominated for an Emmy in the Best Commercial category.

“In a very short time, David went from editor to creative collaborator to friend. Would trust him with my career,” said Bob Minhan, EVP, chief creative officer, Partners & Simons in Boston.

Cornman’s recent projects include a package of Crayola spots for mcgarrybowen, and P&G work out of Havas, as well as a several digital projects for Facebook’s Creative Shop. A recent passion project included shooting and editing a piece for Atria Senior Living in Rye Brook, New York, which gave residents the chance to try rowing for the first time. Rowers ranged in age from 85 to 97. “That was fun to be part of,” added Cornman.

Editor McMurtrey launched her career at Crew Cuts in 1999, rising quickly through the ranks to editor. In 2007, she was hired as the first editor at Nomad’s East Coast office. From there, her career continued to advance as she worked at Cutting Room, Red Car and Alkemy X. In addition to commercials and branded web content, she has cut short films which have screened in over 30 festivals in the U.S. and abroad, a sitcom pilot for VH1, and parody commercials for Saturday Night Live. She recently collaborated with director/producer Greg Kohs on his feature documentary, The Great Alone, which chronicles the incredible comeback journey of four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey. The Great Alone has won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Documentary Award from the Seattle International Film Festival and Best Sports Documentary at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. 

McMurtrey considers her specialty to be docu-style. She excels at taking raw footage and finding the narrative in order to shape the story. She also enjoys editing dialogue and comedy.

McMurtrey has recently collaborated with director Zack Resnicoff of Impressionista Films on three campaigns for Fisher Price, including 20 individual spots. They have previously worked together on projects for Macy’s, Blue Cross, and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“It’s rare to find an editor who can move seamlessly between multiple genres and cut at a high level,” said Resnicoff. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Debbie for years on everything from comedy to lifestyle. As a director, the most important and exciting part of the collaboration with an editor is to be shown something in the footage I never saw, to be surprised, to see another layer of story created by the editor. This is Debbie’s specialty: to find or create the story. She has tireless objectivity and takes her work personally.” 

Recent projects completed by McMurtrey include “We the Voters” campaign, which featured celebrities such as Anabel Acosta (Quantico, Ballers) and a series of films for Stephens Bank including an irreverent bio of Alexander Hamilton. McMurtrey has also edited projects this fall for Facebook, Hewlett Packard and Nintendo.

Partner/executive producer/editor Wendy Rosen and partner/editor Anthony Marinelli launched TwoPoint0 in fall of 2015. The editorial company and creative collective features the talents of the two founding partners, as well as such editors as: Cornman, Charlie Cusumano, Jane Keller, John Marinis, McMurtrey, Keith Olwell, Jon Rosen, Jón Stefánsson, and Terence Ziegler.

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