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Kate Amend Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Amend has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the film industry

Kate Amend has represented the Documentary Branch on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    LOS ANGELES, CA, December 12, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Kate Amend with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Amend celebrates many years of experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With 45 years of professional experience, Ms. Amend has found much success as a film editor since 1982. In this role, she has edited a number of feature films and documentaries, including "Metamorphosis: Man into Woman," "Legends," "Asylum," "Skinheads, USA," and "Spread the Word." In addition, she was an editor on "Arrested Development: In the House," "The Long Way Home," "Tobacco Blues," "Some Nudity Required," Into the Arms of Strangers, "Pandemic: Facing AIDS," and "Beah: A Black Woman Speaks." Ms. Amend has also contributed her talents to "Cowboy Del Amor," "Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains, "Crazy Wisdom," "First Position," "Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives," "The Case Against 8," "Serena: The Other Side of Greatness," "The Keepers," "Feminists: What Were They Thinking?," and "Foster."

Prior to obtaining her current position, Ms. Amend worked as a researcher and administrator for Judy Chicago's Dinner Party as well as an administrator for the Through the Flower Corporation from 1978 to 1981. Earlier in her career, she served as an instructor of humanities and women's studies with Diablo Valley College and the City College of San Francisco from 1973 to 1978. In addition to her primary roles, Ms. Amend has excelled as an adjunct professor for the University of Southern California since 1992.

Ms. Amend began her career as a student at the University of California, Berkeley, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. She concluded her studies at California State University at San Francisco, graduating with a Master of Arts in 1973. A member of the International Documentary Association, she has also been affiliated with American Cinema Editors and the American Motion Picture Academy. Notably, Ms. Amend has represented the Documentary Branch on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has served as an advisor for the Sundance Documentary Editing and Storytelling Laboratory.

Throughout her career, Ms. Amend has been recognized for her accomplishments. She has edited two Academy Award winning films, "The Long Way Home" and "Into the Arms of Strangers." She received the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award in 2001, and the International Documentary Association's Outstanding Editing Award in 2005. Furthermore, "Beah; A Black Woman Speaks" received a Peabody Award, and "The Case Against 8" was nominated for an Emmy Award. In 2016 she received an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Additionally, Ms. Amend has been featured in numerous editions of Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in Entertainment.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Kate Amend has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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