Updated: Jun 1
We encourage production companies to support our professional editing association by including the “BFE” nominal when crediting our full members on screen and in publicity materials.
This is in the form of ” BFE” after the editor’s name.
For example, to credit Zeb Achonu, please use
Zeb Achonu BFE
Please don’t include a comma between the name and “BFE”:
Zeb Achonu, BFE
Here is an example of when Theo Goble BFE was credited by the BBC for his work on ‘Masterchef Season 17’ from Endemol Shine UK for BBC1:
It is fine for these to be in a slightly smaller size - but no smaller than the X-height of the typeface being used (the height of the lower case x).
Here’s how Lindsey Dillon-Massey BFE was credited on ‘The Syndicate’ from Rollem Productions for BBC1:
In some cases our members are also members of other professional associations - who have a different nominal rules. American Cinema Editors members uses “, ACE” for example.
If possible, use “ BFE” first:
Editor Name BFE, ACE
However “, BFE” after other nominals is fine:
Editor Name, ACE, BFE
We look forward to celebrating more of our members credits in TV and film productions.