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ASC Names TV Nominees for Cinematography

CBS and HBO Programming Lead the Pack (January 18, 2006)
Ten nominees have been chosen in the two television categories of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) annual competition. The winners will be announced at the 20th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration here on February 26, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Vying for top honors in the TV movie/miniseries/pilot category are Alan Caso, ASC for INTO THE WEST/?Wheel to the Stars (TNT); Thomas A. Del Ruth, ASC for CODE BREAKERS (ESPN); Robbie Greenberg, ASC for WARM SPRINGS (HBO); Jan Kiesser, ASC, CSC for REEFER MADNESS (Showtime); and Bill Roe, ASC for FAITH OF MY FATHERS (A&E).

 Nominees in the category for best single episode of a regular series include John Aronson for ?Freefall/WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS); Nathan Hope for ?Who Shot Sherlock?/CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS); Jeffrey Jur, ASC for ?Los Moscos/CARNIVALE (HBO); John C. Newby, ASC for ?Everything Old is You Again/LAS VEGAS (NBC); and Glen Winter, CSC for ?Sacred/SMALLVILLE (The WB). 

?Our members were impressed by the artful cinematography they saw in a diverse range of narrative stories, says Russ Alsobrook, ASC, who chairs the organizations Awards Committee. ?In their judgment these 10 finalists set the standard for artistic achievement in a very competitive field. They created images that established a sense of place and time while successfully augmenting the emotional content of the stories and performances by the actors.  

This is the 10th ASC Outstanding Achievement Award nomination for Del Ruth, the seventh for Roe, fourth for Greenberg, third for Caso and Jur, and second for Aronson and Hope. Del Ruth has claimed top honors four times, Greenberg three times, and Jur and Roe twice each. Hope won last year for CSI. These are the first nominations for Kiesser, Newby and Winter.

ASC was founded in 1919 by 15 charter members who envisioned ASC as a forum for sharing ideas for advancing the art and craft of filmmaking. There are currently 285 members today who trace their roots to many different countries, and 145 associate members who have been invited to join the organization based on their achievements in ancillary sectors of the industry. For more information about the 20th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, visit the ASC Web site ( or call 323-969-4333.

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