CARTONI(S.p.A.) has announced that Elisabetta Cartoni, the company’s president and chief executive officer, has been accepted as an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
Associate membership in the ASC is considered a great privilege by many. Membership is granted by invitation-only and based on the individual’s contributions to the motion picture industry in general and cinematography in particular. Currently, there are fewer than 200 associate members worldwide. Cartoni’s membership was sponsored by Jon Fauer ASC, Kees Van Oostrum ASC president, Dante Spinotti ASC, AIC, and a recommendation by Garrett Brown.
“It is a remarkable honor to be selected for membership in the ASC,” said Cartoni. “I am extremely proud to join the many talented artists and industry colleagues belonging to this prestigious organization whose name is synonymous with the art of cinematography.”
Elisabetta Cartoni heads the Rome-based company that works in professional camera support systems. Cinematographers and other camera professionals around the world employ Cartoni fluid heads, tripods, pedestals and other specialty gear in the production of motion pictures, television documentaries and news.
CARTONI (S.p.A.) is a family run company founded in 1935 by Elisabetta’s grandfather, Renato Cartoni, director of Italy’s State Institute of Cinematography. Her father, Guido Cartoni led the company for more than four decades, and bolstered it into an industry leader. His pioneering efforts in the design of camera support systems was recognized with the receipt of serval awards including an AMPAS Scientific and Technical Achievement Award, ATIC Technical Awards and a SOC Technical Achievement Awards.
Since 1990, under Elisabetta’s guidance, the company has continued to grow. It currently holds more than 35 patents for camera support technology and enjoys an international reputation.