Friday, February 19, 2010

David Michael Maurer: CMT friends help editor finish award-winning film

David Michael Maurer is a busy film and television editor (Photo: David Michael Maurer)

In 2007, film editor David Michael Maurer was desperate. He was in Holdenville, Oklahoma (population 1,500), working on the independent project Four Sheets to the Wind and he needed help. He called fellow editor and CMT alum Daniel Korb who flew in from Los Angeles to help finish the film. It won an award at that year’s Sundance Film Festival.

“It was an amazing and generous gift,” he recalls, “that came from years of friendship that started during my first show at CMT.”

David was 14 and the show was Peter Pan. The performers he met there and in the next seven years remain valued friends and colleagues. “CMT has always been genuine and supportive of each other. You don’t often get to work with your closest friends but I’ve been fortunate to find lifelong ties.”

Twice nominated for an Emmy (“The Apprentice”), David has edited episodes of “American Idol” and “Oprah” and in 2009 edited a series and three pilots.

“My job challenges me with helping professional actors look their best and listening to the narrative of a project. Performing at CMT laid the foundation for my future,” said David.

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