7:47pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Lewis Rothenberg Elected ICG President, Defeating Incumbent Steven Poster
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) on Sunday released the preliminary results of its national elections, with digital imaging technician Lewis Rothenberg elected to his first three-year term as national president of ICG. In doing so, he defeated incumbent Steven Poster, who has been the 8,600-member guild's president since 2006.
The membership also elected Dejan Georgevich as national vp and Christy Fiers (previously sergeant-at-arms) as first national vp and reelected John Lindley as second national vp. In addition, Stephen Wong is the new national secretary-treasurer, Jamie Silverstein was elected national assistant secretary-treasurer and Deborah M. Lipman was elected national sergeant-at-arms.
ICG's announcement states that the results are not final "until any protests have been resolved by the election committee, and the committee’s report has been reviewed and accepted by the national executive board at its June 22-23 meeting."
According to his IMDb page, Rothenberg's credits include serving as digital imaging technician for the New York unit of Avengers: Infinity War and the NBC series The Enemy Within.
Poster, a past president of the American Society of Cinematographers whose credits include Donnie Darko, has served as ICG president since 2006, when he was elected to fill the unexpired term of Gary Dunham after Dunham was removed from office. During his tenure, Poster's initiatives included promoting on-set safety following the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones while filming Midnight Rider on location on a train trestle in Georgia.