Cinematographers Elect Stephen Lighthill as ASC President
Stephen Lighthill has been elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers. He succeeds Michael Goi, who served a maximum three consecutive terms.
The newly elected board also includes vice presidents Richard Crudo, Daryn Okada and Kees Van Oostrum; treasurer Victor J. Kemper; secretary Fred Goodich; and sergeant-at-arms Steven Fierberg.
Other ASC members elected to the board of governors include John Bailey, Stephen H. Burum, Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, Fred Elmes, Michael Goi, Francis Kenny, Matthew Leonetti, Michael O’Shea, Robert Primes, and Owen Roizman. Alternate board members include Ron Garcia, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Julio Macat and Kenneth Zunder.
Lighthill -- whose credits include Vietnam War Story and Nash Bridges -- previously served on ASC’s board and as sergeant-at-arms.
He currently chairs the cinematography program at American Film Institute Conservatory, and serves as senior filmmaker-in-residence (cinematography) at AFI.
Lighthill has long served as an officer on the International Cinematographers Guild's national executive board. He has been recognized with the Society of Operating Cameramen’s 2000 President’s Award and SMPTE's 2010 Kodak Educational Award.