January 21, 2014 9:25am PT by Carolyn Giardina
John Wells to Be Celebrated by American Society of Cinematographers
Writer-director-producer John Wells will receive the American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award at the 28th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, Feb. 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
The award is presented to “an individual who has made extraordinary achievements in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking."
In television, he was a creative force behind series like the Emmy-winning ER and The West Wing. His executive producer credits include Southland, Mildred Pierce, China Beach and current project Shameless.
In features, he directed August: Osage County and wrote and directed The Company Men. Previous feature production credits include Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven and I'm Not There, Mark Romanek's One Hour Photo, and Robert Altman's The Company.
A past president of the WGA, Wells' honors have included seven WGA nominations, WGA's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television and the PGA's David Susskind Lifetime Achievement Award in Television.
Previous recipients of the ASC Board of Governors Award have included Julia Roberts, Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg.