February 19, 2009 10:01 ET

Avid to Host "Live" Interactive Chat With "Slumdog Millionaire" Editor Chris Dickens

BAFTA, A.C.E. Winner and Academy Award Nominee Chris Dickens to Discuss the Art and Craft of Film Editing

TEWKSBURY, MA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) -

Who: Chris Dickens, Editor of "Slumdog Millionaire"

What: An Avid (NASDAQ: AVID) hosted "live" interactive Web chat with this year's Academy Award® Nominee for Best Editing and 2009 BAFTA and A.C.E. Eddie Award Winning Editor of "Slumdog Millionaire": Chris Dickens. Chris will be taking questions live from registered attendees.

When: Monday, February 23, 2009, 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST

Where to register: Anyone interested in participating in the "live" Web chat can register online.

Details: In its ongoing efforts to provide greater access to industry professionals, Avid has arranged for "Slumdog Millionaire's" Editor Chris Dickens to discuss the art and craft of editing via a "live" interactive Web chat. Participants will be able to pose questions to Chris and gain some unique behind-the-scenes insight on the production process of one of the hottest films of the year. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

The entire conversation will be available as a podcast shortly after the conclusion of the event.

To learn more about the workflow on "Slumdog Millionaire," visit Avid's story on the picture and sound editing workflow.

To learn about other 2009 Award winning and nominated projects that used Avid® systems, visit:

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