ASC to honor Morgan Freeman

Actor will receive the group's Board of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers will shine its spotlight on Morgan Freeman on Saturday during its 24th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza.

Freeman, an Oscar winner for "Million Dollar Baby" and a best actor nominee this year for "Invictus," will receive ASC's Board of Governors Award, given to an individual "who has made significant contributions to advancing the art of filmmaking."

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"Morgan Freeman is a consummate actor and producer who devotes his considerable talent and influence to projects that make a difference," ASC president Michael Goi said. "His avid participation on films with subjects such as slavery, apartheid and the Hollywood blacklist reflect his desire to inform the world through his art."

Revelations Entertainment, which Freeman and Lori McCreary founded in 1997, has produced or co-produced 10 films, including "Invictus," and is developing the Discovery series "Through the Wormhole."

Revelations also co-produced the ASC's 2009 Camera Assessment Series, designed to give cinematographers and filmmakers information about motion picture cameras and the images they produce.