(written from a Production point of view)
Mary Jo Markey, ACE, is a film editor who worked on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness with Maryann Brandon, with whom she previously worked on Abrams' Alias and Mission: Impossible III. Markey has also worked with Abrams on Felicity, Lost, and the HBO pilot Anatomy of Hope. Both Markey and Brandon have been nominated for an Eddie Award by the American Cinema Editors for their work on Star Trek.
Markey was an apprentice editor on Robert Redford's The Milagro Beanfield War. After working as an assistant editor on films such as Troop Beverly Hills and Turner & Hooch, she became a senior editor on the 1992 film Medicine Man. After editing a series of made-for-TV movies, she began working with J.J. Abrams on the WB series Felicity. She then moved on to Abrams' Alias, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for the first season episode "Q & A."
Markey won an Emmy for her editing of the pilot episode of Lost. She later received another Emmy nomination for her work on the 2007 television movie Life Support.
More recent work includes the action comedy Killers (2010), the pilot episode of J.J. Abrams' action series Undercovers (2010, with Tony Guma, Mark Rayner, Jay Scully, and Thom Williams), Abrams' mystery thriller Super 8 (2011, working again with Maryann Brandon), and the drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). Her next project will be Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, set for a 2015 release.