The International Cinematographers Guild has announced the winners of its three major awards, to be presented at the American Society of Cinematographers offices in Hollywood on Sept. 23 in connection with the guild’s Emerging Cinematographer awards.
The Kodak Award for mentorship will go to cinematographer John Bailey, who has worked as director of photography on more than 70 motion pictures, television shows and series in the last 40 years. In 2001 he received the Society of Camera Operators‘ Presidents Award and shared the award for best artistic contribution at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival for his work on Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters. Among the films he has shot are Groundhog Day, As Good As It Gets, He’s Just Not Into You and In the Line of Fire. His latest film, set for release in 2012, is Everybody Loves Whales.
Robert Primes will receive the Deluxe Bud Stone Award for cinematography educator. Primes is also a long-time cinematographer, having started in 1973. The bulk of his work has been on television, with such programs as Ca$h, Las Vegas and Night Stalker.
Freelance journalist Carolyn Giardina will receive the Technicolor Billy Fraker Award for cinematography journalism. Giardina has been covering entertainment technology for 15 years. Her credits as an editor and reporter include The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, British Cinematographer, Shoot and Film and Video. She serves on the Hollywood Post Alliance board of directors and chairs its annual HPA Awards.
Steven Poster, ASC, president of the ICG, said that both Bailey and Grimes had “helped generations of young camera people reach their goals in the industry with their generosity in passing on their knowledge.”
He added that Giardina had consistently been a great supporter of cinematographers for whatever outlet she was writing.