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Elena Maganini

Elena Maganini

Elena Maganini is a film editor.

She was contacted by episode director Michael Cuesta to edit for Showtime's TV drama series DEXTER.[1] She edited six episodes for the first season which aired in 2006.

Season One:


Maganini started out working on commercials in Chicago and then moved on to work on her first feature, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, for which she was not only editor, but also sound editor.


Her credits for editing movies include Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986); The Borrower (1991); 4 Areas (1991); The Borrower (1991); Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (1991 Documentary); Eyes of the Prey (1992); How Blue Can You Get? (1992 short); Mad Dog and Glory (1993); Somebody to Love (1994); Four Rooms (1995, segment "The Wrong Man"); Book of Swords (1996); Normal Life (1996); Infinity (1996); If These Walls Could Talk (1996 TV movie, segments "1952", "1974"); Louis & Frank (1998); Wild Things (1998); Lansky (1999 TV Movie); Next Friday (2000); Ed Gein (2000); In the Light of the Moon (2000); Condo Painting (2000 Documentary); Speaking of Sex (2001); Expert Witness (2003 TV Movie); 8MM 2 (2005 Video); Haskett's Chance (2006 TV Movie); NY-LON (2008 TV Movie); and Second Sight (2013 TV Movie).


Her credits for editing TV include episodes for Manifest; Wisdom of the Crowd; Good Behavior; Incorporated; Madam Secretary; Second Chance; Heliz; Make It or Break It; The Playboy Club; 90210; Scoundrels; Dollhouse; Eli Stone; The Dead Zone; Dr. Vegas; Tarzan; Push, Nevada; and Wayward Pines.


Elena explaining why she took the job for DEXTER:

“I have always been drawn to shows that have a dark theme. What’s interesting to me about Dexter is that it features a character who is extremely disturbed and yet is trying to present himself as someone normal; he says and does all the right things. When his dark side takes over, you are totally in his psychotic world. The intersection where these two things meet makes for a lot of tension.”[2]


  • She won an Primetime Emmy Award in 2007 for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode, "Dexter".
  • She was nominated for an award for the HBO miniseries If These Walls Could Talk, in the category of Outstanding Single Camera Editing for a Miniseries or Special.