Cinematographer Burum earns ASC award


Stephen H. Burum will receive the American Society of Cinematographers 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor will be presented at the 22nd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland on Jan. 26.

Burum earned an ASC Outstanding Achievement Award and an Oscar nomination for "Hoffa" in 1993. He collected additional ASC Award nominations for "The Untouchables" in 1988 and "The War of the Roses" in 1990.

Earlier in his career, he earned a share of a technical craft Emmy for "Cosmos," a PBS TV special that explored outer space.

Burum's credits include "The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish," directed by Francis Ford Coppola; and "Casualties of War," "Carlito's Way," "Mission: Impossible," "Snake Eyes" and "Mission to Mars," among his eight projects with helmer Brian De Palma.

Said ASC president Daryn Okada: "Stephen Burum was in the front ranks of a new generation of talented cinematographers who entered the industry during the 1970s. His innovative cinematography has made a deep impression on a constantly evolving art form."

George Spiro Dibie will receive the 2008 ASC Career Achievement in Television Award. Dibie earned five Emmy Awards and seven additional nominations for multi-camera, episodic television series between 1985 and 1998.