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Stephen Lighthill Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers for Third Time


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The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors has elected the organization’s 2022-2023 officers and Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president for a third consecutive one-year term.

Lighthill will serve alongside Vice Presidents Amy Vincent, John Simmons, and Shelly Johnson; Treasurer Steven Poster; Secretary Gregg Heschong; and Sergeant-at-Arms Chris Chomyn.

The members of the ASC Board, elected by the organization’s active membership, also include Curtis Clark, Richard Crudo, Steven Fierberg, Michael Goi, Ed Lachman, Patti Lee, Charlie Lieberman, Lowell Peterson, Lawrence Sher, John Toll, and Robert Yeoman. Alternate Board members are John Bailey, Eric Steelberg, Jim Denault, Patrick Cody, and Dana Gonzales.

“As an organization, we are focused on education, continued improvements of safety practices, and further expanding our diversity and outreach efforts,” Lighthill said in a statement. “The last year has presented many adversities for our community, and we are proud of how our members met these challenges while continuing to take storytelling to new places.”

Lighthill is the Discipline Chair for Cinematography at the American Film Institute Conservatory, where he has been a leader in advancing gender diversity at both the faculty and graduate levels. Additionally, he has served as an officer on the National Executive Board of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG).

He began his career shooting for San Francisco Bay area news programs and national news shows, such as 60 Minutes before moving into documentary cinematography. His work can be seen in many films including Gimme Shelter and Berkeley in the Sixties, which was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Audience Award at Sundance. His narrative credits include such television dramas as Vietnam War Story, Earth 2, and Nash Bridges, among many others. In 2018, Lighthill received the ASC Presidents Award. He is also the recipient of the Society of Operating Cameramen’s (SOC) President’s Award in 2000.

The ASC was founded in 1919 and today it has over 420 members who have national roots in some 20 countries. More than 250 associate members hail from ancillary segments of the industry. For additional information about the ASC, click here.

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