American Society of Cinematographers re-elects its president and has voted in new officers.
Kees van Oostrum
The Board of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has voted in their new officers and re-elected Kees van Oostrum as president. The 2019 ASC roster also includes 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.
"During this past year at the ASC, we have been steadfastly focused on educational events, international outreach, and efforts to promote diversity and inclusion," said van Oostrum. "These all support our mission of loyalty, progress and artistry. As we look ahead, we plan to usher in the 100th anniversary of the ASC in a way that commemorates our heritage and positions our members to maintain a leadership role in the evolution of the art and craft of image making."
Van Oostrum initiated and chairs the ASC Master Class program. These classes take place several times a year and are taught exclusively by ASC members. The ASC Vision Committee, founded during van Oostrum's first term, continues to organize successful symposiums that encourage diversity and inclusion on camera crews, and offers networking opportunities.
Van Oostrum has earned two Emmy nominations for his work on the telefilms, Miss Rose White and Return to Lonesome Dove and the 1994 ASC Outstanding Achievement Award.
The 2018-2019 Board voting in this election include: John Bailey, Paul Cameron, Russell Carpenter, Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Stephen Lighthill, Lowell Peterson, Roberto Schaefer, John Toll, and Amelia Vincent. Alternate Board members are Karl-Walter Lindenlaub, Stephen Burum, David Darby, Charlie Lieberman, and Eric Steelberg.