William Goldenberg

Distinguished Visiting Professor
120 Annenberg Hall, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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William Goldenberg is one of the most sought after editors in Hollywood. His most recent films include “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” his third Transformers collaboration with Michael Bay, now in post-production and “The Outfit” which released to theaters on March 18, 2022.

Other recent films include Paul Greeengrass’ “News of the World” starring Tom Hanks and “22 July,” Michel Bay’s “6 Underground” starring Ryan Reynolds, and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and Algee Smith. He edited “Concussion,” the dramatic thriller based on the true story of the immigrant neuropathologist who discovered the football-related brain trauma CTE, Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” which tells the harrowing tale of the Olympic athlete turned naval officer whose plane went down in the pacific during World War II, and the historical thriller “The Imitation Game,” chronicling the tumultuous life of mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

In 2012, he was honored with three prestigious awards -- the Academy Award; the BAFTA; and the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Award -- for his outstanding work on “Argo,” Best Picture of the Year, directed by Ben Affleck. In addition to earning an Oscar, the film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama and the BAFTA for Best Film, among countless other accolades, due in no small part to Goldenberg’s contributions to the project.

In these very same contests, Goldenberg, along with editor Dylan Tichenor, was also nominated for his work on Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty.” He and Tichenor earned Best Editing Awards for the dramatic political thriller from several influential organizations, including The Boston Film Critics Association, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the London Film Critics Association, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among others.

He edited Ben Affleck’s directorial debut “Gone, Baby, Gone” and was nominated for an Academy Award® for his work on “Seabiscuit,” as well as for editing Michael Mann’s controversial film “The Insider” (with Paul Rubell and David Rosenbloom). Goldenberg was also part of the editing team on Mann’s “Heat,” “Ali” and “Miami Vice.”

His resume includes the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced films “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” “National Treasure,” and “Coyote Ugly.” Other motion picture editing credits include “Alive,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” “Pleasantville” and “Domino.” He also collaborated with editor Michael Kahn (as additional editor or assistant) on “Hook,” “Toy Soldiers,” “Arachnophobia” and “Always.” In addition, Goldenberg edited the short “Kangaroo Court,” which was nominated for an Academy Award®.

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