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Carolyn Giardina

Credits: Senior Entertainment Technology & Crafts Editor, Variety VIP+/Variety

Award-winning journalist CAROLYN GIARDINA is senior entertainment technology and crafts editor at Variety Intelligence Platform (VIP+) and Variety.

For her work and industry knowledge, Carolyn has been honored with American Cinema Editors’ Robert Wise Award for journalistic contributions to film editing, the International Cinematographers Guild’s Technicolor William A. Fraker Award for journalistic contributions to cinematography, and the Advanced Imaging Society’s Distinguished Leadership Lumiere Award.

She joined Variety VIP+ and Variety in February, following more than a decade at The Hollywood Reporter, where she served as tech editor and was an active member of the awards team, dedicated to coverage of the crafts categories. This included hosting a podcast and moderating THR’s animation and cinematographer roundtables.

Earlier, she worked in the U.S. and aboard, as an editor, reporter or columnist, on titles including Shoot and the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.

Carolyn is an active member of the community—a frequent conference speaker/moderator who has served on numerous industry boards, committees and award juries. That includes multiple terms on the HPA Board of Directors, during which time she co-founded and was founding chair of the HPA Awards. Carolyn also co-authored a book about stereoscopic 3D filmmaking and shares her experience as a lecturer at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts.

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