International Cinematographers To Honor John Bailey, Robert Prime and Carolyn Giardina

Cinematographers John Bailey and Robert Prime and The Hollywood Reporter contributing editor Carolyn Giardina will be honored by the International Cinematographers Guild. The awards will be presented at the American Society of Cinematographers’ Hollywood offices on Sept. 23 in connection with the guild’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards.

Bailey, who has worked as a director of photography on more than 70 movies and TV shows over the past 40 years, is to receive the Kodak Award for Mentorship. In 2001, he received the Society of Camera Operators’ Presidents Award and shared the award for Best Artistic Contribution at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival for his work on Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters. His other films include The Big Chill, Groundhog Day, As Good As It Gets and the upcoming Everybody Loves Whales.

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Primes, who will receive the Deluxe Bud Stone Award for Cinematography Educator, has extensive TV credits on such series as Ca$h, Las Vegas and Night Stalker.

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Giardina, who is THR’s contributing editor, tech, is to be recognized with the Billy Fraker Award for Cinematography Journalism. She has been covering entertainment production and technology for more than 15 years as an editor, writer or columnist for a range of industry publications such as Film & Video, Shoot and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Motion Imaging Journal. She also was a contributing writer to the second edition of the book The Guide to Digital Television.

Steven Poster, president of the ICG, said that both Bailey and Grimes have “helped generations of young camera people reach their goals in the industry with their generosity in passing on their knowledge.” Giardina, he added, has consistently been a great supporter of cinematographers through her work.