The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is now accepting submissions for its annual television competition. Directors of photography can enter in three categories – an episode of a regular half-hour series, an episode of a regular hour-long series and a movie or miniseries made for television. The deadline for entries is noon (PST) on Dec. 3. Finalists will contend for top honors during the 27th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom on Feb. 10.
“The television awards celebrate the visual achievements of cinematographers who create captivating images for serialized stories under tremendous time and budget pressures,” said ASC president Stephen Lighthill. “Our goal is to showcase some of the best work being produced in these demanding categories.”
Last year, Jonathan Freeman, ASC earned top honors in the one-hour television episodic category for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Michael Weaver, ASC was the inaugural recipient of the half-hour television episodic category for Showtime’s Californication, and Martin Ruhe won the TV movie/miniseries award for PBS’ Page Eight.