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American Society of Cinematographers Names TV Nominees for Outstanding Achievement Awards

January 17, 2007

LOS ANGELES, January 17, 2007—The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced 10 nominees for top honors in the two television categories at the 21st Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 18 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

The finalists in the Television Movie/Miniseries/Pilot category are Thomas Del Ruth, ASC for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (pilot); Adam Kane for Heroes (pilot); Walt Lloyd, ASC for The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (telefilm); Bill Roe, ASC for Day Break (pilot); and John Stokes for the “Umney’s Last Case” episode of Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (miniseries).

The nominees in the Episodic Television competition were chosen by their peers based on one episode of a series. They are Eagle Egilsson for “Darkroom”/CSI: Miami; Nathan Hope for “Killer”/CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; David Moxness for “Arrow”/Smallville; Bill Roe, ASC for “What If They Find Him”/Day Break; and Gale Tattersall for “Meaning”/House M.D.

“These talented individuals have earned the admiration of their peers for their artistry in creating moving images that support the intentions of the script, the emotional flow of stories, and the performances,” says Russ Alsobrook, ASC, who chairs the organization’s Awards Committee. “It wasn’t an easy decision for our members who were impressed by the artistry of many cinematographers contending for this recognition.”

This is the 11th nomination for Del Ruth, the eighth for Roe, and the third for Hope. Del Ruth has earned top honors four times for his work on ER and The West Wing. Roe previously won for episodes of The X Files, and Hope took home the award the last two years for CSI. It is the first nominations for Egilsson, Kane, Lloyd, Moxness, Stokes and Tattersall.

“The primary purpose of this annual celebration is to recognize and applaud the artistry of our peers,” says ASC President Daryn Okada. “We hope it will also inspire other cinematographers to pursue their dreams and help to foster a broader appreciation of the role that cinematographers play in the collaborative art of visual storytelling.”

ASC traces its roots to the dawn of the motion picture industry in 1913, when the Cinema Club in New York and the Static Club in Los Angeles were organized by the first generation of cinematographers who were literally inventing a new language. Fifteen members of those two clubs organized the ASC in January 1919. They wrote a charter which dedicated the organization to advancing the evolving art and craft of telling stories with moving images. There are some 290 active members from many nations today, and approximately 140 associate members from allied sectors of the industry.

For more information about the 21th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards call 323-969-4333.