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Bill Abbott Music Editor
About
All good things take time. But music has guided Bill down the long, winding path to music editing.

Bill started playing the trumpet when he was 10. He stopped when he was 14. Not because playing bass guitar in a band was cooler, but because playing bass guitar in a band was much cooler.

His appreciation for all types of music skyrocketed during his years working as a DJ at his college radio station, KUNM. The eclectic format forbid DJ’s from playing anything that might be heard on a commercial station. Bill spent years happily mining through albums and CDs looking for all those hidden gems.

Bill’s college radio days led him to a job at NPR in Washington D.C. where he worked as a producer for All Things Considered. After years of fulfillment and enjoyment, Oliver Stone called and asked Bill to work as a consultant on his film, Talk Radio. This led Bill to Los Angeles and the world of film post-production.

During the past 25 years Bill has worked on over 75 films as a Music Editor. He’s had the good fortune of working with numerous gifted composers, including several repeat collaborations with Rachel Portman, Ennio Morricone, Marco Beltrami and Danny Elfman.

Bill is happy.
Select Credits
THE HATEFUL EIGHT Quentin Tarantino BIG EYES Tim Burton OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Sam Raimi ALICE IN WONDERLAND Tim Burton MILK Gus Van Sant CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tim Burton SPIDER-MAN 2 Sam Raimi MUSIC OF THE HEART Wes Craven ANY GIVEN SUNDAY Oliver Stone HEAT Michael Mann IN THE LINE OF FIRE Wolfgang Petersen JOY LUCK CLUB Wayne Wang

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Awards
2014 Golden Reel Award Winner Epic Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film 2011 Golden Reel Award Nomination Alice In Wonderland Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film 2008 Golden Reel Award Nomination Meet The Robinsons Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film 2006 Golden Reel Award Nomination Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Music 2000 Golden Reel Award Nomination Music of the Heart Best Sound Editing - Music - Musical Feature (Foreign & Domestic) 2000 Golden Reel Award Nomination Any Given Sunday Best Sound Editing - Music (Foreign & Domestic) 1998 Golden Reel Award Nomination Scream 2 Best Sound Editing - Music (Foreign & Domestic) 1997 Golden Reel Award Nomination Gotti Television Movies of the Week, Pilots and Specials: Sound Editing