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Society of Camera Operators Announces 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards


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Bruce Doering
Bruce Doering
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced the recipients of its 2016 Governor’s and Service Lifetime Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented, along with the SOC’s Cammy Award, on Feb. 6, at Paramount Studios. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the SOC’s charity, The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Bruce Doering, retiring national executive director of the International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600), will receive the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his dedicated, consistent and enlightened leadership in the entertainment industry.

Steven Manios Sr.
Steven Manios Sr.
Steven Manios Sr., former president of Century Precision Optics, will receive the Service Lifetime Achievement Award for his groundbreaking work in camera optics.

Doering is retiring from the International Cinematographers Guild after 30 years. He was succeeded by Rebecca Rhine. He joined ICG as a business representative in 1985 and oversaw contract negotiations and immigration issues. He was appointed national executive director in 1993. The ICG recently established the Bruce C. Doering Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions advocating policies and legislation favorable to labor workers.

Under Manios’ leadership, Century Precision Optics developed innovative periscopes, low-angle prisms, video lens accessories and custom lens conversions widely used in motion picture and television production. In 1992, he received a technical achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his work in adapting zoom lenses for motion picture use. He also developed specialty lenses and optical devices used by the military and the auto industry.

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