Malinda Zehner Guerra
4-time Emmy nominated editor Malinda Zehner Guerra is celebrated for shaping a variety of visual stories across television and film. Most recently, Malinda received an Emmy-nomination for her work on HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, working alongside an all female editing team. Nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming on the episode, “My Love Language Is Words Of Defamation.” Malinda added to her previous three Emmy-nominations for her editing work on VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, A&E’s Born This Way, and Discovery’s Naked & Afraid XL.
Starting her career as an actor, Malinda discovered her calling as an editor and has continued to ascend in the competitive industry ranks. Drawing on her performance roots, she immerses herself in each character working to find the performance or cut that best brings the story to life on screen and fulfills the showrunner or director’s vision. Just as Michelangelo felt his job as a sculptor was to liberate the creation from the stone, Malinda sees her role as an editor in the same light. She works to find the nuances of a performance that can really add to the subtext and emotional life of the character. With a passion for socially aware projects, Malinda finds herself taking on timely issues and bringing new voices to the world with her work.
Other highlights of Malinda’s work include Third Wheel Material, which was an official selection at the American Black Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival, and the Micheau Film Festival. Her previous credits also include E’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Discovery Channel’s Sharkweek, NBC’s Making It, and Disney’s Ghosthunters.
2023, Emmy Nominee, Variety
Programming, A Black Lady
2019, Emmy Nominee, Unstructured
Reality Program, Born This Way
2019, Emmy Nominee, Competition
Reality Program, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
2016, Emmy Nominee, Unstructured
Reality Program, Naked & Afraid XL