American Society of Cinematographers Re-Elects President Kees Van Oostrum

This will be his second one-year term.
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Kees Van Oostrum

Kees Van Oostrum has been re-elected to his second consecutive one-year term as president of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Also during Monday night's ASC board meeting, the society elected or re-elected Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“As an organization, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity and preservation of our heritage,” said Van Oostrum. “We are preparing for a third International Cinematography Summit, which sees attendees from several other societies around the world. And our Vision Committee has many initiatives planned after presenting two very successful ‘Day of Inspiration’ events in Los Angeles and New York, which were designed to inspire female cinematographers and crewmembers.”

The Dutch cinematographer's work in television includes his Emmy-nominated Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) and Miss Rose White (1992), as well as the films Gods & Generals (2003), Gettysburg (2004) and Spartacus (2004).