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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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American Society of Cinematographers Re-Elects President Kees Van Oostrum

Kees Van Oostrum has been re-elected to his second consecutive one-year term as president of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Also during Monday night's Asc board meeting, the society elected or re-elected 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,” said Van Oostrum. “We are preparing for a third International Cinematography Summit, which sees attendees from several other societies around the world. And our Vision...
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American Society of Cinematographers Re-Elects President Kees Van Oostrum

Kees Van Oostrum has been re-elected to his second consecutive one-year term as president of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Also during Monday night's Asc board meeting, the society elected or re-elected 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,” said Van Oostrum. “We are preparing for a third International Cinematography Summit, which sees attendees from several other societies around the world. And our Vision...
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Richard Crudo re-elected Asc president

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Richard Crudo re-elected Asc president
The board of governors of the American Society Of Cinematographers has voted Crudo to return as president for a sixth term.

Crudo served the last two years and before that was president from 2003 through 2006.

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

The members of the board, elected in May by the organisation’s active membership, include: John Bailey, Bill Bennett, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Fred Elms, Daryn Okada, Lowell Peterson, Robert Primes, Rodney Taylor and Haskell Wexler.
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Richard Crudo Re-Elected Asc President

The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) has re-elected its slate of officers for another term. Continuing to serve in their roles will be Richard Crudo as president; Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Matthew Leonetti as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms. Crudo will serve his sixth term as president. In addition to the last two years, he fulfilled the role from 2003 through 2006. The members of the Board, elected in May by the organization?s active membership, include: John Bailey, Bill Bennett, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Fred Elms, Daryn Okada, Lowell Peterson, Robert Primes, Rodney Taylor and Haskell Wexler. “I am humbled to once again have the opportunity to serve this great organization,” said Crudo. “As we start to close in on our 100th anniversary, we will continue to honor the intents of our founders
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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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Asc Elects Richard Crudo President Again, Taps Other Officers

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Richard Crudo served three terms as president of the American Society of Cinematographers during the mid-’00s, and he’s back atop the guild after eight years. The Brooklyner — whose Dp credits include FX’s Justified along with the features American Pie and My Sexiest Year — was voted to the top post by the Asc board, which also announced today that it has elected Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson as VPs. Other officers tapped include Treasurer Victor J. Kemper, Secretary Fred Goodich, and Sergeant-at-Arms Isidore Mankofsky. “I am honored to have another opportunity to serve this great organization,” says Crudo, who served three terms as Asc president from 2003 through 2005. “Our 94-year history makes us the longest-standing group in the motion picture industry. As always, we will be aggressively promoting our art and craft, as well as the related interests of cinematographers everywhere.” Crudo also served as an
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Richard Crudo Named President of American Society of Cinematographers

Director of photography Richard Crudo has been named president of the Amerian Society of Cinematographers, succeeding director of photography Stephen Lighthill, who remains on the board. Crudo previously served three terms as Asc president from 2003 through 2005. The society’s board of governors also elected officers Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson as vps; Victor J. Kemper as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky sergeant-at-arms. The members of the Board, elected in May by the organization’s active membership, also include Lighthill, Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Fred Elmes, Francis Kenny,

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Crudo returns to Asc presidency

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Former president of the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) Richard Crudo has been voted to the post for the fourth time.

Crudo previously served in the capacity from 2003-05 and said he was honoured for another opportunity, adding: “As always, we will be aggressively promoting our art and craft, as well as the related interests of cinematographers everywhere.”

The Asc board of governors annual vote elected vice- presidents Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson, treasurer Victor J Kemper, secretary Fred Goodich, and sergeant-at-arms Isidore Mankofsky.

The members of the board, elected in May by the body’s active membership, are: Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Fred Elmes, Francis Kenny, Matthew Leonetti, Stephen Lighthill, Michael O’Shea, Rodney Taylor and Haskell Wexler. Alternate Board members consist of Kenneth Zunder, Steven Fierberg, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, and Sol Negrin.
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Crudo retunrs to Asc presidency

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Former president of the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) Richard Crudo has been voted to the post for the fourth time.

Crudo previously served in the capacity from 2003-05 and said he was honoured for another opportunity, adding: “As always, we will be aggressively promoting our art and craft, as well as the related interests of cinematographers everywhere.”

The Asc board of governors annual vote elected vice- presidents Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson, treasurer Victor J Kemper, secretary Fred Goodich, and sergeant-at-arms Isidore Mankofsky.

The members of the board, elected in May by the body’s active membership, are: Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Fred Elmes, Francis Kenny, Matthew Leonetti, Stephen Lighthill, Michael O’Shea, Rodney Taylor and Haskell Wexler. Alternate Board members consist of Kenneth Zunder, Steven Fierberg, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, and Sol Negrin.
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Greatest Horror Movies Ever Made: Part 4: Werewolves

There have been many portrayals of werewolves and other shapeshifting man/woman-beasts, in the media of film, but I can’t say there has been many memorable ones. With The Wolf Man (1941) Lon Chaney Jr. transformed into a werewolf at the full moon, and created one of the three most famous horror icons of the modern day. Werewolf fiction as since been an exceptionally diverse genre with ancient folkloric roots and manifold modern re-interpretations – from high shcool basketball players to American tourists hiking through the UK. Here is the list of my personal favourites.

#13- El aullido del diablo/ Howl of the Devil (1987)

Directed by: Paul Naschy

Paul Naschy, also known as Jacinto Molina Alvarez, was a Spanish movie actor, screenwriter, and director working primarily in horror films. His portrayals of numerous classic horror figures—the wolfman, the hunchback, Count Dracula, the mummy—have earned him recognition as the Spanish Lon Chaney.
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2010 Student Academy Award Winners, Asc Members Group Photo

Last week, the 2010 Student Academy Awards winners spent time with members of the American Society of Cinematographers. The Student Academy Awards ceremony took place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Saturday, June 12. Presenters at the ceremony included Jeremy Renner, Henry Selick, and Penelope Spheeris. Seated (left to right): Asc members Jonathan Erland, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Daryn Okada, Woody Omens, Michael Goi, Victor Kemper and Isidore Mankofsky. Standing (left to right): Student Academy Award winners and their cinematographers: Andres Salaff, Emily Henricks, Rebekah Meredith, Jeremy Casper, Ruth Fertig, Maria Royo, Varathit Uthaisri, Jun Oshimi, Bobby Webster, Luke Matheny, Rasto Trizma, Stuart Bury, Lubomir Kocka, Kevin Gordon, Jennifer Bors, Isaiah Powers, Tanel Toom and Kim Spurlock. Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
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Film Panels at Afm!

The 2009 American Film Market today announced its schedule of seminars and conferences to be held between Nov. 4 and 11. Celebrating its 30th year, the Afm will showcase panels on film financing opportunities, local and international distribution trends, marketing strategies and digital technologies. The sessions will include film executives, producers, writers, directors, distributors, financiers and attorneys. This year’s seminars and conferences will include the annual “Afm Finance Conference” on Friday, Nov. 6; “Pitch Me!” on Saturday, Nov. 7; “No Direction Home – Changing Indie Distribution Strategies” on Sunday, Nov. 8; “Writing for the Genre World” on Monday, Nov. 9; “Case Study: How to Package and Finance Your Independent Project Overseas” on Monday, Nov. 9; and “The New Hollywood Movie Studio, New Media and Social Networking” on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Programming the seminars and conferences will be the American Society of Cinematographers, British Academy of Film & Television Arts/Los Angeles, Directors Guild of America, Film Independent, Hong Kong Trade Development Council,
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Afm sets conferences, seminars

Afm sets conferences, seminars
Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh, Comerica Bank's Morgan Rector and Media Rights Capital's Modi Wiczyk will discuss the current state of the indie film business at the opening panel of the American Film Market's finance conference on Nov. 6.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's P. John Burke will moderate the session to be held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

The conference will also include a session on foreign investment as a source of film financing, to be moderated by Kpmg's Benson R. Berro, and a look at Hong Kong as a co-production partner programmed by the Hong Kong Development Council.

Afm's lineup of panels, programmed by the Independent Film & Television Alliance, consists of:

Nov. 7

-- "Pitch Me!," moderated by Peggy Rajski; panelists, Caroline Baron and Ron Yerxa.

-- "Produce & Sell Your Film with Dov S-s Simens," presented by Dov S-s Simens.

Nov. 8

-- "No Direction Home - Changing Indie Distribution Strategies,
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Michael Goi elected president of the ASC

Michael Goi elected president of the ASC
Michael Goi has been elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers.

The organization's other officers are VPs Richard Crudo, Owen Roizman and Victor J. Kemper; treasurer Matthew Leonetti; secretary Rodney Taylor; and sergeant-at-arms John C. Flinn, III.

Board members are Curtis Clark, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, John Hora, Stephen Lighthill, Isidore Mankofsky, Daryn Okada, Nancy Schreiber, Haskell Wexler and Vilmos Zsigmond.

Goi earned his first narrative film credit for "Moonstalker" in 1987. He has received Asc outstanding achievement awards nominations for the telefilms "The Fixer" and "Judas." Last year, Goi also earned an Emmy nomination for an episode of "My Name is Earl."

Asc was founded in 1919 by 15 charter members. In 1934, the organization created an associate membership category for individuals in other sectors of the industry who have made notable contributions to advancing the art and craft of cinematography. There are currently 310 active members and 160 associate members.
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'Slumdog' continues streak with ASC nod

'Slumdog' continues streak with ASC nod
Anthony Dod Mantle's lensing of Oscar frontrunner "Slumdog Millionaire" took the top honor at the 23rd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards on Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

Mantle -- who a week earlier won the BAFTA Award for cinematography -- led a competitive field that included Roger Deakins, who was double-nominated for "Revolutionary Road" and "The Reader"; Chris Menges, also for "The Reader"; Claudio Miranda for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; and Wally Pfister for "The Dark Knight."

During the evening, Pfister presented his longtime collaborator and "Dark Knight" director Chris Nolan with the Asc Board of Governors Award. The award is given in recognition of the recipient's contributions to the art of filmmaking. Nolan and Pfister shot the opening six-minutes and several action sequences of "The Dark Knight" in the 65mm Imax film format, a first for a narrative studio feature.
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Mankofsky, Liu honored by Asc

Mankofsky, Liu honored by Asc
Robert F. "Bobby" Liu and Isidore Mankofsky will be honored at the 23rd annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Liu will receive the Asc Career Achievement in Television Award and Mankofsky will receive the Asc Presidents Award during the Feb. 15 ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

Liu earned Emmy nominations for "Lou Grant" in 1982 and "Family Ties" in 1989. His credits include "The Nanny," "The Martin Short Show" and "Hardcastle & McCormick." Born in Shanghai in 1926, Liu started his Hollywood career on the camera crews of such TV classics as "Gunsmoke," "The Rockford Files" and "Columbo."

Mankofsky earned three Emmy and three Asc Award nominations for his work on "Polly," "Afterburn," "Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder" and "Love, Lies and Murder," the latter of which took top honors in the Asc television miniseries competition in 1992. His credits consist of more than 100 films, including "The Muppet Movie," "Somewhere in Time,
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Asc to honor memory of Bud Stone

The American Society of Cinematographers has dedicated its 2009 Heritage Award to the memory of the late Burton "Bud" Stone, who was president of Deluxe Laboratories for 18 years.

The award will be presented to one or more recipients during the 23rd Annual Asc Outstanding Achievement Awards on Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

"Bud Stone was an influential leader in the industry who became a legend in his own time," Asc President Daryn Okada said. "He had an unwavering appreciation for the role that cinematographers play in the collaborative art of visual storytelling. He also made incomparable contributions to supporting cinematographers and raising their public profile."

Inaugurated in 1999, the Asc Heritage Award has been dedicated to the memory of a different cinematographer each year. This is the first year that the award will be dedicated to the memory of a non-cinematographer.

"This tribute was a unanimous
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ASC re-elects Okada to board

Daryn Okada has been re-elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers. He will serve a second one-year term.

Additionally, the ASC has named six new officers: vps Michael Goi, Richard Crudo and Owen Roizman; treasurer Victor Kemper; secretary Michael Negrin and sergeant at arms John Hora.

The new board of governors includes Caleb Deschanel, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, William A. Fraker, Francis Kenny, Laszlo Kovacs, Isidore Mankofsky, Robert Primes, Dante Spinotti, Kees Van Oostrum and Haskell Wexler. Alternate board members are Stephen Lighthill, Matthew Leonetti, Russ Alsobrook and Sol Negrin.

Said Okada: "Our founders defined the mission for ASC in 1919, when the motion picture industry was still in its infancy. They were dedicated to providing a collegial environment, where members could share ideas and solve problems for the purpose of advancing a New Art form. That remains our top priority today. Our industry is experiencing a renaissance of cinematography and postproduction technology, and the ASC has kept the new techniques focused on visual storytelling."

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