William Lorton

William Lorton

www.dav32.com

Director and editor in Los Angeles, California

About William

William Lorton is best known for directing "Spitfire 944" (Sundance 2007) and "Take Away One" (Austin FF 2013), as well as editing television series like Face Off (2011) and Dr. Phil (2002). Lorton graduated from USC Cinema in 1992, just as his student film "Cheating, Inc" (1991) was selected for competition in the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.


Name: William Lorton

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: www.dav32.com

Occupation: Director and Editor

Credits

  • Dr. Phil

    Dr. Phil (2002 - 2018)
    Television (Talk-Show) Editor Dr. Phillip C. McGraw's show draws on his 25 years of experience in psychology, sociology and observation. Beginning his TV career as the resident expert on human behavior on Oprah Winfrey's daily talk show, Dr. Phil continues to deal with real issues in his blunt style. Written by Anonymous

  • Face Off

    Face Off (2011 - 2017)
    Television (Reality-TV and Game-Show) Editor Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. Not only will the show incorporate effects make-up, it will include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, animatronics, sculpting, eye enhancers, puppeteering, casting and molding. Each episode involves reveals of the competitors' finished work, and it all culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career. Written by Anonymous

  • Six Degrees of Everything

    Six Degrees of Everything (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Editor Benny Fine and Rafi Fine host comedy segments to show that anything in the world can be connected in six degrees.

  • Take Away One

    Take Away One (2013)
    Film by William Lorton (Documentary and Biography) Editor, Director, Producer, Visual effects The true story of my aunt, Mary Baratta-Lorton, whose work revolutionized how American children were taught math -- until her mysterious death in 1978.

  • Face Off: The Vets Strike Back

    Face Off: The Vets Strike Back (2013)
    TV Movie (Reality-TV and Game-Show) Editor Special includes exclusive interviews and a sneak peek of the new season, plus will look back on the past seasons to highlight the veteran contestants' best and worst moments.

  • Ask Oprah's All-Stars

    Ask Oprah's All-Stars (2011)
    Television (Talk-Show) Editor

  • Commercial Kings

    Commercial Kings (2011)
    Television (Comedy and Reality-TV) Editor Starring filmmakers and comedy duo Rhett & Link, this non-fiction comedy series follows their travels to small towns across America where they develop and produce commercials for local businesses using local talent.

  • Bridezillas

    Bridezillas (2010 - 2011)
    Television (Reality-TV) Editor

  • WCG Ultimate Gamer

    WCG Ultimate Gamer (2010)
    Television (Reality-TV) Editor Die-hard gamers tough it out in a series of contests to decide who is the ultimate gamer

  • Saw for Hire

    Saw for Hire (2009)
    Television by Paul Nosak (Reality-TV) Editor The true adventures of a tree removal service located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Last Comic Standing

    Last Comic Standing (2008)
    Television (Comedy, Game-Show and Reality-TV) Editor The comics from season one face off against the comics from season two.

  • Decision House

    Decision House (2007)
    Television (Reality-TV) Editor

  • A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Caged?

    A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Caged? (2007)
    TV Movie by Melissa Overholt (Reality-TV) Editor Dr. Phil interviews a Florida man who was arrested for locking his youngest son in a room, and never allowing him out of that room.

  • Spring Watch USA

    Spring Watch USA (2007)
    Television (Documentary, Family and Reality-TV) Editor

  • Spitfire 944

    Spitfire 944 (2006)
    Film (short) by William Lorton (Documentary) Editor, Director, Producer In 2005, an 83 year-old World War II pilot views 16mm footage of his 1944 Spitfire crash for the first time.

  • Why Can't I Be You?

    Why Can't I Be You? (2006)
    Television (Comedy and Reality-TV) Editor Ever wanted to be someone else? Well now you can...

  • Gameshow Marathon

    Gameshow Marathon (2006)
    Television (Game-Show) Editor Based on _"Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon" (2005)_, a series that aired on ITV in 2005 to commemorate the network's 50th anniversary, "Gameshow Marathon" is a 7-episode game show tournament airing on CBS featuring game shows that have at some point or another been on the network. The game shows featured are "The Price is Right," "Let's Make A Deal," "Beat The Clock," "Press Your Luck," "Card Sharks," "Match Game" and "Family Feud."

  • A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Escaping Addiction II

    A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Escaping Addiction II (2006)
    TV Movie by Mary Celenza (Talk-Show) Editor

  • A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Escaping Danger

    A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Escaping Danger (2006)
    TV Movie by Mary Celenza (Reality-TV) Editor

  • A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Love Smart

    A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Love Smart (2006)
    TV Movie by John Francis Heinz (Reality-TV) Editor

  • A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Romance Rescue

    A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Romance Rescue (2005)
    TV Movie by Stacy Tobin Editor

  • A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Escaping Addiction

    A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Escaping Addiction (2005)
    TV Movie by Tiffany Schultz Editor

  • A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Behind the Headlines

    A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Behind the Headlines (2005)
    TV Movie by Mary Celenza Editor

  • A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Family First

    A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Family First (2004)
    TV Movie by Patricia Childress Editor

  • The Insider

    The Insider (2004)
    Television (News) Editor

  • Hang Time

    Hang Time (2003)
    Film (short) by Craig Gerber (Comedy) Editor A courier with a strange hobby disrupts the unspoken etiquette of a high-rise elevator.

  • Children of Dune

    Children of Dune (2003)
    Television (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Editorial department The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

  • Plan B

    Plan B (2001)
    Film by Greg Yaitanes (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Editor A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman.

  • Behind the Music

    Behind the Music (1997 - 1999)
    Television (Documentary, History, Biography and Music) Super 8 Camera One of two VH1 music biography series...this one profiles those artists not qualified to be "Legends", but have made enough contribution to be merited a subject of "Behind The Music". This series documents the ups & downs and personal & professional lives of the artists in question. Subjects have included Milli Vanilli, Jefferson Starship, Gloria Estefan, M.C. Hammer, and Selena. Written by hiphats <hiphats@aol.com>

  • $40,000

    $40,000 (1996)
    Film by William Lorton (Comedy) Editor, Director, Writer, Actor Follow the adventures of Jonathan Shaffer, an ex-Surrealist forced back into the fold for "one last surrealist job." A comedy about a man who must reconcile the normal person he has become with his strange past to defeat his worst enemy - the Dadaist Conspiracy. Written by Anonymous

  • Anyone for Bridge?

    Anyone for Bridge? (1993)
    Film (short) by William Lorton (Comedy) Editor, Director, Writer, Actor The perils of a young woman's search for work building bridges despite resistance from architectural execs, conservative parents and dead relatives. Suffice it to say: "There's no business like bridge business." Written by Anonymous

  • Cheating, Inc

    Cheating, Inc (1991)
    Film (short) by William Lorton (Comedy) Director, Editorial department, Writer, Producer A class of students cheat on their exam.

Awards

  • Best Documentary Feature Nomination - Austin Film Festival
    (2013)

  • Daytime Emmy Nomination (editing)
    (2012)

  • Daytime Emmy Nomination (editing)
    (2007)

  • Sundance Short Filmmaking Award - Honorable Mention
    (2007)

  • Daytime Emmy Nomination (editing)
    (2006)

  • Daytime Emmy Nomination (editing)
    (2005)

  • Daytime Emmy Nomination (editing)
    (2004)

  • Best Short Film Nomination - Cannes Film Festival
    (1992)

Education

  • USC SCA
    (1988-1992)

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