Anette Haellmigk To Receive Kodak Vision Award at Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards
“We are honored to recognize Anette alongside Women In Film at this prestigious event,” said Kodak’s Kim Snyder. “This award pays tribute to Anette’s creative accomplishments as well as her focus and determination to succeed in a challenging line of work. Her passion is contagious, and she is a strong role model.”
A German native, Haellmigk’s first feature film experience was in 1981 working on the legendary cinematic masterpiece Das Boot, shot by Jost Vacano, who also mentored Haellmigk early in her career. She continued working in Europe on various productions as a focus puller, pioneering the role of women in a male-dominated profession.
Haellmigk made her way stateside for Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop as a camera assistant. This collaboration began a long-term relationship, and Haellmigk has worked on Verhoeven’s crews for such projects as Starship Troopers and Hollow Man as second unit director of photography, and on Total Recall as A camera operator. She has also served as second unit cinematographer on S.W.A.T. and Never Been Kissed. Other collaborators include such DPs as John Bailey, ASC (Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood), Bill Pope, ASC (Spider-Man 2), and Alex Nepomnaischy (All the Rage).
Her credits as a director of photography include various independent films in Europe and the U.S. She broke through the TV glass ceiling in 2003 when she got the opportunity to shoot several episodes of The West Wing. In addition to her work on Big Love, her TV credits include The Nine, Journeyman, The Whole Truth, Poe and the upcoming Bunheads and 666 Park Avenue.