9:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
'Titanic' Cinematographer Russell Carpenter to Get ASC Honor
Russell Carpenter, who won an Oscar for lensing James Cameron's epic Titanic, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award on Feb. 17 at the 32nd ASC Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
Also during the event, Russell Boyd will be presented with the organization's International Award, Alan Caso will be given the Career Achievement in Television Award and Stephen Lighthill will bestowed the Presidents Award.
In addition to 1997's Titanic, the second-highest-grossing film of all time with $2.2 billion worldwide, Carpenter's credits including XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Ant-Man, True Lies and Cameron's T2 3-D: Battle Across Time.
The Australian Boyd received an Oscar for Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and his additional credits include Weir's The Year of Living Dangerously and Picnic at Hanging Rock.
The television credits of Caso, a four-time Emmy and three-time ASC nominee, include Six Feet Under, Into the West and George Wallace.
Cinematographer Lighthill served many years on the ASC Board of Governors, as president from 2012–2013, and the national executive board of the International Cinematographers Guild. He currently is the senior filmmaker in residence: cinematography at the AFI Conservatory.