MAYSIE HOY, A.C.E. (Editor)
Ms. Hoy began her theater training in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada. She studied improvisational theatre in San Francisco with “The Wing” and “The Committee”. Upon returning to Vancouver, “The Good Will Store” an improvisational company was formed and she was the artistic director. For the next two years, her troupe performed and taught Viola Spolin’s theater games in schools and correctional institutions. During this time she was cast in Robert Altman’s MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER.
When the movie was over she left for Los Angeles with only a backpack and sleeping bag. She knew only two people in L.A., a friend who offered her a place to stay and Robert Altman. For the next eight years she learned the art of filmmaking by working for him in research, costume and production design.. She also acted in several of his films, including CALIFORNIA SPLIT, NASHVILLE, THREE WOMEN AND A WEDDING.
It was on Altman’s BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS that she landed a job as an apprentice. There she discovered her passion for film editing. She moved up quickly to a film assistant. After which she worked as a film and sound assistant on many Altman films and on projects that he produced with directors Alan Rudolph and Robert Benton.
Her editing credits include: TYLER PERRY’S: A MADEA CHRISTMAS, SINGLE MOMS CLUB, MADEA WITNESS PROTECTION, THE MARRIAGE COUNSELOR, MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY, FOR COLORED GIRLS, WHY DID I GET MARRIED, TOO?, I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF, MADEA GOES TO JAIL, THE FAMILY THAT PREYS, MEET THE BROWNS, WHY DID I GET MARRIED? and DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, THE PLAYER (co-edited), SMOKE, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (shared credit), FREEDOM SONG, CRAZY IN ALABAMA, LOVEJONES, FREEWAY.
Ms. Hoy is an alumna of the American Film Institute’s Directing Women’s Workshop. She is on the Board of Directors in both the Motion Picture Editors Guild and American Cinema Editors. She has been featured with thirty accomplished craftswomen in a book called “Great Women in Films.”