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Kees van Oostrum Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has re-elected Kees van Oostrum to a second term as president of the organization.

The Amsterdam native was elected a year ago to a one-year term, succeeding Richard Crudo. The organization, now in its 98th year, has 370-plus active members and 200 associate members from ancillary segments of the industry. Membership is by invitation only.

The Asc board also elected officers for the 2017-2018 term, including Bill Bennett, John Simmons, and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“As an organization, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity, and preservation of our heritage,” van Oostrum said. “Over the past year, we expanded our Master Class program internationally to Toronto and China. We launched a Chinese version of American Cinematographer magazine.”

He also noted that the Asc is preparing for
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Kees van Oostrum re-elected Asc president

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Cinematographers guild board also votes in officers for 2017-18 term.

The American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) has re-elected Kees van Oostrum for a second term as president.

The Asc board met on Monday night and also voted in the officers for the 2017-18 term.

They are: Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice-presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“As an organisation, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity and preservation of our heritage,” van Oostrum said. “Over the past year, we expanded our Master Class programme internationally to Toronto and China. We launched a Chinese version of American Cinematographer magazine. We are preparing for a third International Cinematography Summit, which sees attendees from several other societies around the world.

“And our Vision Committee has many initiatives planned after presenting two very successful ‘Day of Inspiration’ events in Los Angeles and New York, which were designed
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‘There’s Something About Mary’ Producer Sets Four Projects

‘There’s Something About Mary’ Producer Sets Four Projects
Veteran producer-author Frank Beddor, whose credits date back to “There's Something About Mary,” has launched Automatic Publishing and is developing a quartet of film, TV and theater projects, Variety has learned exclusively.

Beddor, who authored “The Looking Glass Wars” series, has signed a distribution deal with Publishers Group West. He has several writers, composers and producers attached for the spinoff projects.

The projects include “Hatter Madigan,” which is being developed as an animated children’s show with former Marvel Head of Animation Eric Rollman; “The Looking Glass Wars,” which is in the works as a Broadway musical with composer Ryan Oliver Scott and playwright-tv writer Jon Caren; Eric Laster’s murder mystery “Static” is being developed with “Con Man” producer Pj Haarsma for digital; and “Spectrum,” the fictional TV show at the center of the “Con Man” series, will get its own TV show.

Beddor, who had been a high-level freestyle skier,
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‘There’s Something About Mary’ Producer Sets Four Projects

‘There’s Something About Mary’ Producer Sets Four Projects
Veteran producer-author Frank Beddor, whose credits date back to “There’s Something About Mary,” has launched Automatic Publishing and is developing a quartet of film, TV and theater projects, Variety has learned exclusively.

Beddor, who authored “The Looking Glass Wars” series, has signed a distribution deal with Publishers Group West. He has several writers, composers and producers attached for the spinoff projects.

The projects include “Hatter Madigan,” which is being developed as an animated children’s show with former Marvel Head of Animation Eric Rollman; “The Looking Glass Wars,” which is in the works as a Broadway musical with composer Ryan Oliver Scott and playwright-tv writer Jon Caren; Eric Laster’s murder mystery “Static” is being developed with “Con Man” producer Pj Haarsma for digital; and “Spectrum,” the fictional TV show at the center of the “Con Man” series, will get its own TV show.

Beddor, who had been a high-level freestyle skier,
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‘Chinatown’ as Greek Tragedy, Roger Deakins’ Favorite Docs, ‘Raging Bull’ Opening, and More

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Richard Crudo re-elected Asc president

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Richard Crudo re-elected Asc president
The board of governors at the American Society Of Cinematographers (Asc) has appointed its new officers.

Current incumbent Crudo has been re-elected president and will embark on his fifth term. He also served from 2003-05.

Newly elected vice-presidents are Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson; treasurer is Matthew Leonetti; secretary is Fred Goodich; and sergeant-at-arms is Isidore Mankofsky.

The board members, elected in May by the Asc’s active membership, are: John Bailey, Bill Bennett, Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Michael Goi, Leonetti, Stephen Lighthill, Daryn Okada, Michael O’ Shea, Lowell Peterson, Rodney Taylor, van Oostrum, and Haskell Wexler.

Alternates are Mankofsky, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Robert Primes, Steven Fierberg and Kenneth Zunder.

“I’m profoundly humbled that my colleagues have once again chosen me to serve in this position,” said Crudo. “Right now, the organisation is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing our mission of promoting the role
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Dolby Vision High-Dynamic-Range TV Gets a Boost From Baselight

Dolby’s push for high dynamic range TV is getting a boost from an important player in post-production tech.

FilmLight will include the Dolby Vision Hdr format in its Baselight color grading systems. FilmLight will show the system in action at the Nab Show in Las Vegas next week.

Dolby Vision and other Hdr TV systems increase the brightness of the TV picture, upping the contrast and increasing the number of colors it can display. The result is a noticeably more vibrant and lifelike picture with a greater feeling of depth than TV graded for standard brightness.

“Our business is to really push the boat out in terms of image quality, in terms of making pictures look nice, in terms of doing what’s possible,” FilmLight co-founder Wolfgang Lempp told Variety. “I agreed with their outlook that this is where you have the most impact, by increasing brightness. … I just
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'Breaking the Waves,' 'Dead Man' Dp Robby Muller to Receive Asc Award

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'Breaking the Waves,' 'Dead Man' Dp Robby Muller to Receive Asc Award
Holland native Robby Müller, Nsc, Bvk, will be among the 2012 honorees at the 27th annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. The cinematographer of indie film classics “Dead Man,” “Breaking the Waves” and “Repo Man” will receive the international achievement award at the Asc’s Feb. 10 ceremony in Los Angeles. Also receiving special honors will be Oscar winner Dean Semler Asc, Acs (“Dances With Wolves,” “Apocalypto,” “In the Land of Blood and Honey”), who will receive the lifetime achievement award; Rodney Charters, Asc, Csc (“24,” “TekWar,” “Nash Bridges”), who will receive the career achievement in television award; and former Asc technology committee chairman Curtis Clark, Asc (“Dominick and Eugene,” “Extremities”), who will receive the President’s Award. Read More: Woody Allen's...
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