Three Questions with Rachel Schreibman ‘07

Rachel Schreibman '07 has worked as an assistant editor in television and film on projects such as Once Upon A Time, Psych and The Jungle Book. Most recently, she worked as assistant editor on the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King scheduled for release in 2019.  

Rachel Schreibman '07

What is your proudest professional accomplishment? 
While I will never tire of seeing my credit on the big screen, my proudest professional accomplishment isn’t so obvious. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was selected to be an ACE Intern (a prestigious editing program where recent graduates are assigned to mentors working in the industry). Recently, I was given an opportunity to mentor an ACE intern of my own. It felt amazing to come full circle and realize how far I had come in my career. So many people helped open the door for me to pursue my dreams, I was truly honored to give back in a similar fashion. 

What is most challenging about what you do? 
Since filmmaking technology is always evolving, we’re constantly coming up with new workflows to push the boundaries of what the medium can accomplish. While this is definitely a challenge, I love the fact that I always have something new to learn or help build. 

What’s the most important lesson you learned from Garrison Forest? 
Working in such a male-dominated industry can be challenging, but Garrison Forest taught me to be brave in all of my endeavors. That Garrison Girl spirit gave me the confidence to pursue my passion and believe that anything was possible.