Sofia Coppola to Receive Cinematographers' Board of Governors Award

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Sofia Coppola will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Board of Governors Award during the 35th Annual ASC Awards on April 18.

“Beginning with her breakout hit The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola has been a powerful influence in the filmmaking community,” said ASC president Stephen Lighthill. “We’re excited to honor her contributions and celebrate her accomplishments. Her collaborative spirit and imaginative execution puts her at the forefront of a unique cinematic category."

Most recently, Coppola wrote and directed On the Rocks, starring Rashida Jones, Bill Murray and Marlon Wayans, lensed by cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd.

The filmmaker earned an Academy Award for best original screenplay as well as Academy Award nominations for best director and best picture for 2003's Lost in Translation, lensed by Lance Acord. In 2017, Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, for her film The Beguiled, photographed by Le Sourd.

Her directorial debut, The Virgin Suicides, was lensed by Ed Lachman. Her credits also include Marie Antoinette, shot by Acord; Somewhere, photographed by the late Harris Savides; and The Bling Ring, shot by Savides and Christopher Blauvelt.

Coppola is currently is in development on an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s classic novel Custom of the Country as a limited series for Apple.

Her father, Francis Ford Coppola, received the ASC Board of Governors Award in 1998.