Kees Van Oostrum Re-elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

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

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

Also during Monday night's ASC board meeting, the society 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.

It will be a busy year for the ASC, as the society will celebrate its centennial in 2019. "We plan to usher in the 100th anniversary of the ASC in a way that commemorates our heritage and positions our members to maintain a leadership role in the evolution of the art and craft of image making," Van Oostrum said.

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).

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