LILLIAN E. BENSON, A.C.E., Editor
Lillian E. Benson is an accomplished editor of award-winning documentary and feature films. She is the first African American female member of American Cinema Editors, an honorary society of film editors. She collaborated with director Debbie Allen on THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY – LIFE IS NOT A FAIRY TALE for Lifetime. Benson was one of the editors for the first season of the Showtime series, SOUL FOOD.
In 1990, Benson received an Emmy nomination for the multi-award winning PBS series, EYES ON THE PRIZE II. Additional documentary editing credits include: BEYOND THE STEPS – ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER (WNET/NBPC 2006); TROOP 1500 (POV 2005); SHARED HISTORY (ITVS 2004); TRUMPETISTICALLY CLORA BRYANT (NBPC 2004); SMOTHERED – THE CENSORSHIP STRUGGLES OF THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR (Bravo 2002); THE SILENT CRISIS – DIABETES AMONG US (Discovery Health 2002); CONSCIENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION (PBS 2000); A CENTURY OF LIVING (HBO, 1999); DEATH BY HANGING (HBO, 1998); OUT AT WORK (HBO, 1998); BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, AND TUNNELS (Discovery, 2000); MOTOWN 40th, A RETROSPECTIVE (ABC, 1998); GREAT QUAKES (TLC, 1999); THE MASSACHUSETTS 54th COLORED INFANTRY (WGBH, 1992); and numerous episodes of A&E's ANCIENT MYSTERIES and BIOGRAPHY series. Her most recent editing credit is WOUNDED KNEE, the last episode of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series, WE SHALL REMAIN.
Her feature credits include: AU PAIR CHOCOLAT (2003); SOLILOQUY (2002); THE OLD SETTLER (2001); ALL ABOUT YOU (2000); ALMA’S RAINBOW (1993); and TWISTED (1986).