Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Society Welcomes Briesewitz

New active member Uta Briesewitz, ASC was born in Leverkusen, Germany, to an architect and a teacher. From a young age she exhibited an interest in painting, and she considered becoming an artist before she fell in love with cinema. She studied both painting and cinematography, taking special interest in Italian Neorealism and the French New Wave.

Briesewitz interned for a televisionproduction company before studying at the Berlin Film and Television Academy. Then, she moved to Los Angeles to study cinematography at the American Film Institute. She won AFI's Mary Pickford Foundation Award for outstanding work in her field.

Briesewitz's work on independent features with director Brad Anderson caught the eye of producer Robert Colesberry, who hired her to shoot the HBO series The Wire. Her TV credits also include Homeless to Harvard, Thief, Life Support, United States of Tara and Hung. Briesewitz was featured in Variety's "10 Cinematographers to Watch" report in 2008. She won a Women in Film Kodak Vision Award in 2007.

Gagnon Becomes Associate

New associate member Claude Gagnon, the president of Technicolor Creative Services, has been working in the film industry since the mid-1970s, when he began as a technician and cameraman. He founded Covitec in 1986, and it grew into Canada's leading technical-services company. Gagnon joined Technicolor in 2000 when the company acquired Covitec.

Kuras Judges Berlinale

Ellen Kuras, ASC recently served on the jury for the Berlinale Competition. …

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