ASC Open House, Seminars Focus on 2009 Award Winners

LOS ANGELES, February 6, 2009—The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will host their annual open house here on Saturday, February 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mole Richardson (925 North La Brea Avenue, Hollywood). The open house is held in conjunction with the ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration on February 15, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

"The open house is a unique opportunity for current and future filmmakers, fans and journalists to meet the ASC award honorees and nominees from around the world, along with other members of our organization in an informal environment," says ASC President Daryn Okada.

Participants in the open house are expected to include Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Jack Green, ASC (UNFORGIVEN, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY); International Achievement Award recipient Donald McAlpine, ASC, ACS (MOULIN ROUGE!, ROMEO + JULIET); Career Achievement in Television Award recipient Robert F. "Bobby" Liu, ASC (LOU GRANT, FAMILY TIES); and Presidents Award recipient Isidore Mankofsky, ASC (SOMEWHERE IN TIME, THE BURNING BED).

Other participants are expected to include ASC Outstanding Achievement Award nominees. Nominees in the feature film category are Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (Revolutionary Road and The Reader), Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC, DFF (Slumdog Millionaire), Chris Menges, ASC, BSC (The Reader), Claudio Miranda (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Wally Pfister, ASC (The Dark Knight). The nominees in the episodic television category are Nelson Cragg (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Ousama Rawi, CSC, BSC (The Tudors), Stephen Reizes, CSC (Flashpoint), Gale Tattersall (House M.D.), and Glen Winter, CSC (Smallville). Nominees in the television movie/mini-series/pilot category are Oliver Bokelberg, BVK (My Own Worst Enemy), Michael Bonvillain, ASC (Fringe), Jon Joffin (The Andromeda Strain), Kramer Morgenthau, ASC (Life on Mars), and David Stockon (Eleventh Hour).

ASC is also scheduling a series of seminars with the nominees on a first come, first serve basis:

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Regular Series Nominees

12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Pilot/Movie of the Week Nominees

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Special Achievement Award Honorees

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Feature Film Nominees

For more information about the open house and parking, please contact the ASC at (323) 969-4333 or visit www.theasc.com.