Former Television Picture Editor
I was raised in Southern California, Long Beach to be exact. It was a great city to grow up in. It was not too big and the schools were wonderful then. My family was borderline middle class. Mom, through her tennis, hung out with the rich at the tennis club. But Kraft Macaroni and Cheese was our staple.
Acting always interested me until I attended Long Beach City College where I quickly learned that I was not an actor. So I decided to try my hand at filmmaking. To my surprise, I was accepted to USC Film School. Upon graduation, I looked and looked for work. One security guard at Disney Studios took a liking to me and got me my first studio interview and I was hired on as a messenger boy. Months later, a secretary to the President of Walt Disney Productions, introduced me to her boss, Ron Miller, and my career in editing began.
I worked my way through editing, beginning as an apprentice, and then assistant editor and part-time animation editor. When corporate raiders attacked the company, I received an offer to work on “Magnum PI" over at Universal Studios. I took it.
My career as an editor bloomed when I moved over to comedy editing. I was one of the editors of “Seinfeld." I was always working, but I never considered myself an A-List Editor.
After 35 years in the industry, my partner, Michael who also worked in the industry, and I moved to Mariposa, California, home to Yosemite National Park where we run the successful Mariposa Butterfly Festival in the spring.
Even though I did not serve in the Military, my passion is making documentaries that support our servicemen and women, highlighting their struggles with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and the unexceptionably high rate of veteran suicide rates.
I donate my time, money, and proceeds to Tier One Tranquility Base and other organizations that serve our veterans.
Visit my IMDB.com. Bill Lowe II