John Bailey to Receive Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Roe, Phil Méheux and Matthew Leonetti will also be honored at the 29th annual ASC Awards
Robert Primes, ASC
John Bailey

Director of photography John Bailey—who credits include Ordinary People, American Gigolo and The Big Chill—will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 29th annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement, February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century City.

Also during the ceremony, Bill Roe will be presented the Career Achievement in Television Award; Phil Méheux will be honored with the International Award; and Matthew F. Leonetti will be recognized with the Presidents Award.

Bailey has compiled more than 70 credits with directors such as Robert Redford, John Schlesinger, Michael Apted and Lawrence Kasdan. He earned a Spirit Award nomination for his cinematography of Tough Guys Don’t Dance, and his additional credits include The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Accidental Tourist, As Good As It Gets and upcoming The Forger and A Walk in the Woods.

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The cinematographer currently serves as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. At UCLA he has served as a Regents Lecturer, a special teaching assignment given by the UC Board of Regents, as well as the Kodak Cinematographer in Residence for the School of Theater, Film & Television.

Roe has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on The X-Files and Faith of My Fathers. The ASC has nominated him nine times, and he won back-to-back ASC awards for The X-Files. His credits also include Castle, Mad Men and the pilot of The Mentalist.

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Méheux won the British Society of Cinematographers’ best cinematography award for his work on Casino Royale (2006), and was also nominated for a BAFTA for his work on that film. A past president of the BSC, Méheux has a list of credits that also includes GoldenEye, Bicentennial Man and Around the World in 80 Days.

Leonetti is being recognized for his cinematographic contributions and dedication to the ASC. His credits include Poltergeist, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Weird Science, Star Trek: First Contact and upcoming Dumb and Dumber To.

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