ASC Awards to Honor ‘Carol’ Cinematographer Edward Lachman, Three Others

Revered cinematographers Edward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber will be honored at the 31st annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards, held Feb. 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

Lachman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Garcia will be given with the Career Achievement in Television Award and Rousselot will take home the International Award. Schreiber will receive the Presidents Award, becoming the first female member of ASC to be given that honor.

“The work of these individual cinematographers is varied, yet it all exemplifies a stellar level of achievement,” ASC President Kees van Oostrum said in a statement. “As a group, they also are a prime example of great careers in the industry and, over the years, they have set creative standards of the highest order.”

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Lachman has worked on more than 90 movies spanning genres from narrative to documentary. He scored Oscar nominations for “Carol” and “Far From Heaven,” and was nominated for an Emmy for the HBO miniseries ‘Mildred Pierce.”

His other projects include  “Wiener-Dog,” “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Ken Park” — which he also co-directed, “Erin Brockovich” and “Selena.” Next up for Lachman is “Wonderstruck,” on which he’ll work again with “Carol” director Todd Haynes.

Garcia was nominated for Emmys for “Murder in the Heartland” and “The Day Lincoln was Shot.” In 1991, he won a CableACE Award for HBO’s movie “El Diablo” and another CableACE Award nomination for “Nightbreaker.”

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Rousselot took home an Oscar for “A River Runs Through It,” which also brought him an ASC nomination. (1993), as well as an ASC nomination. Furthermore, he was Oscar®-nominated for “Hope and Glory” and “Henry & June.” His upcoming project is the next film in the “Harry Potter” canon, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Schreiber started out as a production assistant and then a gaffer, when she worked on the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir.” In her cinematography career, she’s worked on “Your Friends and Neighbors,” HBO’s “The Comeback”, episodes of ABC’s “The Family,” and FX’s “Better Things.:

She received an Emmy nomination for her work on the documentary “The Celluloid Closet,” and won the Best Cinematography Award at Sundance in 2004. She is also a member of the ASC Board of Governors.

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TheWrap Launches 2016 Awards and Foreign Screening Series With Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Julieta’

TheWrap is pleased to announce the launch of its 2016-2017 Awards Screening Series and Foreign Screening Series this month with acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar and his latest film, ‘Julieta.’

TheWrap’s landmark film series – Awards and Foreign Films – bring together the year’s most notable films in contention during awards season along with the top foreign films from around the world seeking to win Best Foreign Language film at the Academy Awards. The films are screened for TheWrap’s high level audience in Los Angeles, with the opportunity for live question and answer sessions with filmmakers and actors.

The film kicks off on October 17 with Almodovar and his film “Julieta,” Spain’s official selection the 2017 Academy Awards for nomination to the highly competitive Foreign Film nominees.

In “Julieta,” the title character (Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suárez, at different ages) lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. When Antía turns eighteen she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter.

Other films slated for screening in the series include:

  • “The Eagle Huntress,” a documentary about a 13-year-old girl who trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter.
  • “We are X,” a documentary about a hugely popular rock and roll band from Japan.
  • “The Ardennes,” Belgium’s submission for the foreign Oscar, about a prison convict who upon release struggles to get along with his brother.
  • “Elle,” directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Isabelle Huppert as a successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
  • “Amanda Knox,” directors Rod Blackhurst (Tribeca Audience Award-winnerHere Alone) and Brian McGinn (IDA Award-winner Chef’s Table) and producer Mette Heide (Peabody Award-winner India’s Daughter) explore the notorious case that made headlines around the world.

Many other of the season’s leading films will be screened in the series, and will be announced as they are confirmed. The series is open to subscribers to TheWrap’s First Take newsletter, with preferential seating for AMPAS and guild members.

For the full information about the screening series, check out our Screening Series page. To sign up for invitations to the series, go here! 


The VR Moment That Made Steven Spielberg Feel “Like A Kid Again”

Robert Stromberg, the Oscar-winning special effects artist who is working with Steven Spielberg on an upcoming virtual reality family series, said today that when Spielberg put on a VR headset on for the first time to watch a four-minute cinematic test of the project, the famed director immediately recognized the vast potential of the VR format.
“I remember how truly excited he was when he took the headset off — it was like he was a kid again,” Stromberg recalled…

Chris Rock to Star in Two Netflix Stand-Up Specials

Chris Rock is set to make his return to stand-up with two Netflix comedy specials, the streaming service announced on Thursday.

The first special, marking the comedian’s return after an eight-year hiatus, will tape in 2017 following a world tour currently being planned.

Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty. There is no one like him, and Netflix offers the global platform and creative freedom that will serve as a perfect home for someone with his incredible talent,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a statement.

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“I’m very excited to be working with Ted and Lisa and all the good people at Netflix. I can’t wait to get back on stage,” said Rock.

Earlier this year, Rock served as the host of the 88th Annual Academy Awards, which came following criticism of the Academy for having failed to nominate any actors of color for the second year in a row.

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Rock’s other recent credits include a guest role on Fox’s musical drama “Empire,” as well as an appearance in Bill Murray‘s Netflix special “A Very Murray Christmas” and Amy Schumer‘s HBO stand-up special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” for which he received an Outstanding Director for a Variety Special nomination at this year’s Emmys.

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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan can now add Nobel Laureate to his seemingly endless list of accolades.

The celebrated singer-songwriter was awarded the prestigious prize in Literature on Thursday “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” said Swedish Academy permanent secretary Sara Danius. The Academy is responsible for choosing the winner of the prize in Literature.

“He is a great poet in the English speaking tradition,” Danius said in an interview after Dylan was announced as the winner. “And he is a wonderful sampler. The very original sampler. He embodies the tradition and for 54 years now he has been at it and reinventing himself constantly.”

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Dylan is one of the most iconic musicians in the history of American music. He first rose to prominence in the 1960’s with songs that became ballads of the growing counter culture movement, including “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are a Changin’,” and “Like a Rolling Stone.”

In his decades-long career, he has won multiple Grammys, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame — and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Since 1988, Dylan has been on what is known as the Never Ending Tour, playing upwards of 100 dates a year. This year he has played 75 live shows, and counting.

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