Jill Woodward is a freelance documentary editor and filmmaker. Recent highlights include the upcoming feature documentary for YouTube Originals, This Is Paris, about Paris Hilton, the Netflix documentary Get Me Roger Stone, a television documentary China Queer, and the A&E Indie documentary Divide & Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes, executive produced by Alex Gibney.
Jill has also edited segments for PBS, videos for organizations such as the U.S. State Department, TIME.com, plus her own independent short films.
Jill began her broadcasting career at CNN in Atlanta, and transferred to CNN-New York in 1999. During her tenure she covered Hurricane Katrina, the September 11th attacks, wars, major U.S. elections, the entertainment industry, and financial news. She edited award-winning coverage which garnered Emmy, Headliner, Dupont, and Loeb Awards.
In 2006 Jill Woodward moved to Amsterdam and wore two hats: radio news producer and documentary film editor. She worked for the English language newsroom at Radio Netherlands Worldwide, sharpening her writing and interviewing skills. Collaborating remotely with NYC filmmaker Randi Cecchine, she edited the independent documentary feature Trail of Feathers: The Missile Dick Chicks Take on America, helping create story structure from 300+ hours of observational and interview footage.
Following her return to New York City in 2009, Jill began a collaboration with choreographer Despina Stamos on a dance project with refugees in Greece. She directed a trilogy of short documentaries as a result: passTRESpass, bodies of resilience and Journey without a Map.
For fun, Jill dances with the Hungry March Band and is an amateur fire performer.
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