As MGM reaches its 100-year milestone, we’re reminded of the personal connections that fuel the film industry. Ed Smith, founder of Edit House Productions, LLC, found his passion for filmmaking in the 1970s, thanks to his father’s work at MGM Studios, just down the street from their home in Culver City, California.

Accompanying his dad, who was an electrician at MGM Studios for many years, to various soundstages, Ed explored the sets of iconic TV shows and movies like “Lassie,” “Dallas,” “Cannery Row”, and “King Kong.” His fondest memory? Visiting the special effects area, where he saw the hydraulic hand of King Kong and heard the story of actress Jessica Lange’s rib injury. Another highlight Ed remembers from MGM was meeting Marty Feldman, the star of “Young Frankenstein.”

He and Kim even visited MGM Studios on their honeymoon to visit an old friend of his dad’s. As it happened, it was a closed set day on the set of “Dallas” and they were asked to leave! Maybe they were filming the show where Bobby Ewing awakened from his dream?!?

Moments like those ignited Ed’s lifelong love for film and television that continues today. He loves being behind the scenes and creating! Years after his visits to MGM Studios with his dad, he founded Edit House Productions, LLC, channeling his passion into creating captivating stories. His dad also loved hearing the stories of what Ed was producing in the early years of Edit House!

Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Kim says she’s always been fascinated with mass communication and the way that people receive news, advertisements, and information. That’s changed a lot in the last few years!

At Edit House, she’s involved in the development of video messages for our clients’ broadcast media buys, website, and training videos as well as overseeing the media buying for our clients.

She loves learning the specifics of each client’s business and designing a plan to move them forward.

Kim also loves documentary production and has won several national and international awards for writing and production. Those productions have taken Kim and Ed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to NASA’s mission control in Houston, to most areas of New Mexico.

Kim earned her MA and BA degrees in Mass Communication from the University of South Dakota, then taught at state universities in Kansas before starting her own advertising agency in 1990. After a move to New Mexico in 1995 and 10 years in broadcast television sales management, she joined Ed in the company in 2005.

She enjoys gardening, camping, cooking, and time with her family and golden retriever, Pete.