Cinematographers to Honor Dean Samler and Rodney Charters
Dean Semler, Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark will be honored at the 27th annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards to be held Feb. 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.
Semler, who earned an Oscar and ASC Award in 1991 for Dances with Wolves, will receive the 2012 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award. He earned his second ASC Award nomination for Apocalypto. His credits also include Secretariat, In the Land of Blood and Honey and the upcoming Parental Guidance and Maleficent.
Müller, a native of Holland who has collaborated with Wim Wenders on such films as Kings of the Road, The American Friend and Paris, Texas, will be presented with the International Achievement Award. His credits also include Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark and Breaking the Waves, Alex Cox’s Repo Man, William Friedkin’s To Live and Die in L.A., and Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.
Charters, who has worked on such TV series as Nash Bridges, The Commish, Shameless, and Nashville, will get the Career Achievement in Television Award.
Clark, whose feature film credits include The Draughtsman’s Contract, Dominick and Eugene, Alamo Bay, Extremities and Triumph of the Spirit, will receive the President’s Award. He also has hundreds of commercial credits and has served as the chairman of the ASC Technology Committee, which both investigates and influences the development of emerging technologies that impact filmmakers.
“We are thrilled to be honoring this extraordinary group of artists,” said ASC president Stephen Lighthill. “Each of these individuals has made an indelible impact on our profession, and the industry as a whole.”