Magazine article Screen International

Kees Van Oostrum Re-Elected ASC President

Magazine article Screen International

Kees Van Oostrum Re-Elected ASC President

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Cinematographers guild board also votes in officers for 2017-18 term.

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-elected Kees van Oostrum for a second term as president.

The ASC board met on Monday night and also voted in the officers for the 2017-18 term.

They are: Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice-presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

"As an organisation, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity and preservation of our heritage," van Oostrum said. "Over the past year, we expanded our Master Class programme internationally to Toronto and China. We launched a Chinese version of American Cinematographer magazine. We are preparing for a third International Cinematography Summit, which sees attendees from several other societies around the world.

"And our Vision Committee has many initiatives planned after presenting two very successful 'Day of Inspiration' events in Los Angeles and New York, which were designed to inspire female cinematographers and crewmembers. …

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