Magazine article American Cinematographer

Clubhouse News

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Clubhouse News

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Bogacz, Wengert Heinzle, lltsopoulos-Borys Named Associates

New associate member Joseph Bogacz is an advisor in the professional products division of Canon U.S.A., Inc., where he has been involved with Canon's imaging changeovers from analog to digital and SD to HD, as well as the migration to 4K and beyond. Bogacz also played a role in the launch of Canon's Cinema products in 2012. He currently serves as a committee member for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' ACES project.

Alex Wengert has served as the general manager for Otto Nemenz International for 35 years. Wengert began his career working for Cinemobile Systems, starting as a delivery driver and working his way up to the camera department as a technician and customer-service representative. He left Cinemobile when presented with the opportunity to assist ASC associate Otto Nemenz with the opening of Otto Nemenz International in February 1979.

Fritz Heinzle has been with Otto Nemenz International for the past 10 years, and he currently serves as the company's marketing manager in Hollywood, where he facilitates the organization and rental of camera equipment for productions. In his time with the company, Heinzle has worked closely with numerous ASC members, including Paul Maibaum, Roger Deakins, John Toll, Emmanuel Lubezki, Matthew Leonetti and Julio G. Macat.

Zoë lltsopoulos-Borys serves as the national client liaison for Cineverse, formerly Fletcher Camera & Lenses, in Chicago. Before joining Fletcher as the company's general manager in 2007, lltsopoulos-Borys worked as a studio manager for Chapman/Leonard in Orlando, a production account executive for Eastman Kodak and a marketing executive for Panavision.

Chapman/Leonard Open House

Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment recently hosted a summer showcase and open house at its North Hollywood location. Dean Cundey, ASC and Robert Primes, ASC served as guest speakers for the event, which offered attendees hands-on experience with the company's new Cobra and Hybrid IV camera dollies, 73' and 40' Hydrascope telescopic cranes and other studio equipment. Chapman/Leonard also unveiled its new Hydracar during the event.

Wexler Toasts The Best Man

Haskell Wexler, ASC recently joined producer Lawrence Turman for a 50thanniversary screening of The Best Man at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles. …

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