Sandra Adair

Sandra Adair
Born Sandra B. Estrin
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Occupation film editor
Spouse(s) Dwight Adair[1]

Sandra Adair (born 1952) is an American film editor who has worked with director Richard Linklater since 1993.[2]

Life and career

Sandra B. Adair (born Estrin) was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, the daughter of Rachel and Herman Estrin. Her family moved to Las Vegas in the early 1960s.[2]

Adair later lived in Los Angeles. In 1978, she married television director and filmmaker Dwight R. Adair (Dallas; Dynasty). In the beginning of her career she often worked as assistant editor for her brother, Robert Estrin.[2] Together they worked on films and documentary features such as Desert Hearts (1985), Creation of the Universe (1985), What Happened to Kerouac? (1986) or Internal Affairs (1990). In 1991 she moved to Austin, Texas. Since 1993 she has edited all of Richard Linklater's films,[3] and has co-produced some of them.

Adair received the ACE Eddie Award for her editing of Boyhood (directed by Richard Linklater - 2014). She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the film.

Adair is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, of American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.) and Austin Film Society.

Selected filmography

See also


  1. Jones, Kimberly (May 13, 2011). "The Cutup: Sandra Adair's rhythm method". The Austin Chronicle.
  2. 1 2 3 England, Katie (January 17, 2015). "Carlsbad native nominated for Academy Award for film editing of 'Boyhood'". Current-Argus. Archived from the original on 2015-01-19.
  3. Alter, Ethan (July 17, 2014). "How 'Boyhood' Editor Sandra Adair Helped Shape The Film's 12-Year Evolution". Retrieved 2015-01-15.

Further reading

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