The publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) have announced the nominees for the Les Mason lifetime achievement award, the press award, the international media award and the excellence in unit still photography award for motion pictures and television. The winners will be announced at the ICG’s 50th Annual Awards luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Feb. 22.
Nominees for the Les Mason lifetime achievement award, the highest honor the ICG can bestow, are Hilary Clark, an independent publicist; Sheryl Main, unit publicist; Heidi Schaeffer, vice president PMKBNC Public Relations; Murray Weissman, founder/chairman of Weissman/Markovitz Communications, and Deborah Wuliger, unit publicist.
Nominees for the press award honoring members of the American media are Alex Ben Block (The Hollywood Reporter), Mike Fleming (Deadline Hollywood), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Jeff Jensen (Entertainment Weekly), David Karger (Fandango) and Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood).
The international media award nominees are Philip Berk (Australia), Jean Cummings (Japan), Ramzi Malouki (Tunisia and Tahiti), Elisabeth Sereda (Austria), Lynn Tso (Taiwan) and James White (UK).
The nominees for excellence in unit still photography in motion pictures are Claire Folger, Dale Robinette, Jamie Trueblood, Merle Wallace, Wilson Webb and Barry Wetcher. The television still photography nominees are Richard Foreman Jr., Matt Kennedy, Justin Lubin, Suzanne Tenner, Robert Voets and Michael Yarish.
Also being honored at the event are Kirk Douglas, with a lifetime achievement award; Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, with the motion picture showmanship award, as well as Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, co-presidents of USA Network, with the television showmanship award.