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About Diana Friedberg

Diana Friedberg A.C.E. began her film career (Click Here) in her native South Africa after graduating with a degree in drama from the University of Cape Town in 1967. On-the-job training as a film editor soon led her to England where she interned at Pinewood Studios on feature film productions. After returning to South Africa at the end of 1969 she edited over 21 feature films, hundreds of hours of episodic television, animation series, documentary series and commercials. She had the distinction of being the first woman to direct a feature film in South Africa.
A Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinema from the University of Southern California (USC) followed in 1976. She returned to South Africa to continue producing television documentary series and dramatic series with her husband Lionel Friedberg. In 1986 she relocated to Los Angeles with her family where she successfully pursued a career as a film editor and producer.

Feature films, educational films for companies such as Disney and many ground breaking shows for cable followed. She was invited to become a member of the distinguished American Cinema Editors and has continued to be active on the intern program, training young students on the art and craft of editing.

WORLD ON A STRING has been a labor of love for Diana for over a decade. She picked up a camera and traveled to over 40 countries to realize her dream of telling the amazing story of the bead. The series has already garnered worldwide recognition and won 30 awards.
Diana has also authored a book with Lori Jane Coleman entitled "Make the Cut, A Guide to Becoming a Successful Assistant Editor in Film and TV." The book is available for sale on Amazon.com. Click Here for a full description and purchase link.