The film Everything Everywhere All at Once took home seven 2023 Oscar Awards on Sunday night, including a statue for film editing which went to Paul Rogers, a former editor for Alabama Public Television.
Rogers (far right in the photo above with APT's Chris Holmes, J. Whitson, Heather Daniels and Matt Whitson) won a Southeast Regional EMMY® Award in 2013 for editing the APT film The Durrs of Montgomery, the story of Clifford and Virginia Durr. He was also an important part of the team for APT's Journey Proud and We Have Signal series.
Rogers departed APT for Los Angeles in search of bigger things and eventually hooked up with Daniel Scheinert (also of Birmingham) and Daniel Kwan, creators and now multiple Oscar winners for Everything Everywhere All at Once. Paul has also worked as an editor on the popular slapstick late-night talk show The Eric Andre Show, and edited the unforgettable music video for DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" with EEAAO directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
"Paul was a beloved member of the team here," says APT executive director Wayne Reid. "It's wonderful to see how his talents have grown and his career has soared."
APT's series Monograph will interview Rogers in May for an episode to air later in the year. The quarterly series documents Alabama's rich tapestry of creative works and artistic endeavors.