BILL ABBOTT
Music Editor

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Bio

All good things take time. But music has guided Bill down the long, winding path to music editing. Bill started playing the trumpet when he was 10. He stopped when he was 14. Not because playing bass guitar in a band was cooler, but because playing bass guitar in a band was much cooler. His appreciation for all types of music skyrocketed during his years working as a DJ at his college radio station, KUNM. The eclectic format forbid DJ’s from playing anything that might be heard on a commercial station. Bill spent years happily mining through albums and CDs looking for all those hidden gems. Bill’s college radio days led him to a job at NPR in Washington D.C. where he worked as a producer for All Things Considered. After years of fulfillment and enjoyment, Oliver Stone called and asked Bill to work as a consultant on his film, Talk Radio. This led Bill to Los Angeles and the world of film post-production.During the past 25 years Bill has worked on over 75 films as a Music Editor. He’s had the good fortune of working with numerous gifted composers, including several repeat collaborations with Rachel Portman, Ennio Morricone, Marco Beltrami and Danny Elfman.


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THE GRINCH Peter Candeland & Yarrow Cheney Universal Pictures / Illumination Entertainment Music Editor
THE HATEFUL EIGHT Quentin Tarantino The Weinstein Company Music Editor
BRAVE Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman Walt Disney Pictures Music Editor
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Tim Burton Walt Disney Pictures Music Editor
MILK Gus Van Sant Focus Features Music Editor
Select Awards / Nominations

MUSIC OF THE HEART Academy Award (Oscar) Nominee Best Song

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Golden Reel Nominee Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Music

MEET THE ROBINSONS Golden Reel Nominee Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film

EPIC Golden Reel Winner Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Golden Reel Nominee Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film