May 2023 - Star Wars: Visions, Season Two (Lead Editor) now available for streaming on Disney+
March 2023 - The Bad Batch, Season Two Finale (Associate Editor) now available for streaming on Disney+
January 2023 - Panelist at the Film Independent International Showcase and Q&A for Palimpsest
September 2022 - Venice Film Festival Premiere of Palimpsest (Dir. Hanna Västinsalo; Lead Editor, Tarek Karkoutly)
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Variety Magazine Film Review
Film and Television Editor, based in California
Tarek is a film and television editor and assistant editor, with experience working in post-production and visual narrative storytelling for over thirteen years.
As a freelance, union contract, and in-house editor, Tarek has had the pleasure of working on a variety of project formats and industry clients, which have included Lucasfilm, Disney+, Snoot Entertainment, PixL TV, Lionsgate, Awesomeness TV, Netflix, Hulu, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, and Sony Music.
In 2014, Tarek obtained a Master of Arts degree in Film Editing American Film Institute, with professional and personal mentorship from Donn Cambern (Easy Rider, The Last Picture Show), Farrel Levy (Julia, Nashville), Danford Green (Blazing Saddles, M*A*S*H), and Bruce Green (Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark, Princess Diaries).
Outside of the office, Tarek enjoys playing bass guitar, composing music, and hiking along the California coast with his partner and pets.
Master of Arts, Film Editing
American Film Institute Conservatory, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Motion Pictures Editors Guild IATSE Local 700, Member
Proficiency with Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, ProTools, AfterEffects
Post-production, end-to-end professional experience in both live-action and animation formats, and sound design
Languages: English, Arabic