The American Society of Cinematographers

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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries for Annual Television Awards.


The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is accepting submissions for their annual television competition. Directors of photography can enter in three categories: (1) An episode or pilot of a regular half-hour series (2) An episode or pilot of a regular hour-long series, and (3) A movie or miniseries made for television. The deadline for entries is noon (PDT) on December 3. Finalists will contend for top honors during the 27th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom on February 10, 2013.

To qualify, shows must have premiere broadcast dates in the United States between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012. Entry forms can be downloaded from the ASC website.

“The television awards celebrate the visual achievements of cinematographers who create captivating images for serialized stories under tremendous time and budget pressures,” says ASC President Stephen Lighthill. “Our goal is to showcase some of the best work being produced in these demanding categories.”

At the 26th ASC Awards earlier this year, Jonathan Freeman, ASC earned top honors in the one-hour television episodic category for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Michael Weaver, ASC was the inaugural recipient of the half-hour television episodic category for Showtime’s Californication, and Martin Ruhe won the TV movie/miniseries award for PBS’ Page Eight.