Smack in the middle of Lois Freeman-Fox's dining room table stands a pewter statue of a man holding scissors and a plaque reading American Cinema Editors.
One day, when she calms down from the thrill of receiving the award at the Regent Beverly Wilshire earlier this month, Freeman-Fox plans to move it to the piano. But not quite yet.
A Fillmore resident, Freeman-Fox, 46, has worked in the Hollywood film editing industry for the past 19 years. On March 12, she received her profession's greatest honor, the Eddie award, for her work on the HBO movie "And the Band Played On."
The film is based on journalist Randy Shilts' landmark book chronicling the spread of the AIDS virus, the government's indifference to the havoc it wreaked on gays and the gay community's refusal to take responsibility for stopping the spread of the disease.