American Society Of Cinematographers Re-Elects Shelly Johnson As President, Sets Other Officers

The American Society of Cinematographers has re-elected Shelly Johnson for a second term as its president and voted in three VPs and other officers.

The ASC Board of Governors also elected Vice Presidents Charlie Lieberman, Patti Lee and Cynthia Pusheck; Treasurer Charles Minsky; Secretary Dejan Georgevich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Chris Chomyn.

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“This past year has been a challenging time for our industry, and the ASC has strived to serve as the glue to keep our community together,” Johnmson said in a statement. “Cinematographers are an open collective, willingly sharing our knowledge and values for the betterment of the art form. Our focus is to help create a healthy and vibrant existence that evolves with the forward movement of our industry.”

Johnson is a four-time ASC Award nominee whose long list of credits includes Apocalypse Now, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Wolfman and the upcoming Elevation and Aftermath. He was elected ASC president in May 2023, succeeding two-term chief Stephen Lighthill, and also serves on the Executive Committee for the Cinematographers Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He been an ASC member since 2000.

“As we are accustomed to doing on-set, cinematographers lead by example,” Johnson added. “We hope that the ASC’s outreach of support, education and collaborative spirit will continue to set the tone that helps facilitate a positive and rewarding future.”

ASC was founded in 1919 and counts more than 450 members along with 300 associate members from ancillary segments of the industry. The group has yet to reveal the timeline for next year’s 38th annual ASC Awards.

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