Physical Production

Virginia “Ginny” Katz


Virginia’s collaboration with award-winning director, writer, producer Bill Condon goes back 25 years. Collaboration for that length of time is rare in the motion picture industry. Over that 25-year period, Virigina edited “Gods and Monsters,” “Kinsey” for which she was nominated for the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award, “Dreamgirls,” for which she won the ACE Eddie Award,” “Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1,” “Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2,” “The Fifth Estate,” and “Mr. Holmes.” Viriginia also edited Bill Condon’s 2017 record-breaking smash hit film, “Beauty and the Beast” for Disney, as well as the 2021 pro-shot of the Tony-winning Broadway musical “Come From Away.”

Virigina’s other feature credits include director Steve Antin’s “Burlesque,” Phil Trail’s “All About Steve,” Ronny Yu’s “Fearless,” and Mark J. Gordon’s “Her Majesty.”

Virginia’s television credits include the Jennifer Garner smash hit “Alias” for director, producer, writer JJ Abrams, the Keri Russell hit “Felicity,” “The Wonderful World of Disney’s Pinocchio,” and the television movie “The Expendables.”

Virginia is the recipient of an Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film for “Dreamgirls” bestowed by American Cinema Editors, USA. She was also nominated for an Eddie for “Kinsey.” She is a winner of an OFTA Film Award for Best Editing in a Series for “Alias.” Other nominations came from the Hong Kong Film Awards for “Fearless” and Satellite Awards for “Dreamgirls.”

Virginia was born and raised in New Rochelle, NY. It was during a summer job between college semesters that she got bitten by the bug while working with her father, film editor Sid Katz. “It was Apprenticeship 101! I loved it from the very first day,” says Virginia. She never looked back. Slowly she learned what her dad meant when… “He’d hand me a scene and say, ‘cut this’.” She became her dad’s assistant editor and then his co-editor.

Virginia then moved to London where she worked as an editor before moving to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.