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John Bailey, Bill Roe, Phil Méheux and Matthew Leonetti to be Feted at Annual ASC Awards LOS ANGELES (September 23, 2014) - John Bailey, ASC; Bill Roe, ASC; Phil Méheux, BSC; and Matthew F. Leonetti, ASC will be recognized by their fellow cinematographers during the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Bailey will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Roe the Career Achievement in Television Award, Méheux earns the International Award, and Leonetti will be recognized with the Presidents Award. "These four individuals have set the standard for excellence that push us all forward in this industry," says ASC President Richard Crudo. "Their artistry and skill reflects in their body of work as well as in their lives and relationships with colleagues. We are proud to honor them." Bailey's work encompasses a long list of memorable and award-winning films. After apprenticing as a crewmember with such notable cinematographers as Néstor Almendros, ASC; Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, HSC; and Don Peterman, ASC, he went on to earn his first narrative credit in 1978. His work on Ordinary People (1980) and The Big Chill (1983) earned critical acclaim, and he went on to receive a Spirit Award nomination for his cinematography of Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987). He has subsequently compiled more than 70 credits with directors such as Robert Redford, John Schlesinger, Michael Apted, Lawrence Kasdan, Wolfgang Petersen, Ken Kwapis, Stuart Rosenberg, and many others. His accomplishments include American Gigolo, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Silverado, Mishima, The Accidental Tourist, Groundhog Day, In The Line of Fire, As Good As It Gets, Incident at Loch Ness, Big Miracle, The Way Way Back, and the upcoming The Forger and A Walk in the Woods. Bailey is also an ardent mentor to the next generation of filmmakers. He frequently participates in lighting workshops, seminars and screenings. At UCLA, he has served as a Regents Lecturer, a special teaching assignment given by the UC Board of Regents, as well as the Kodak Cinematographer in Residence for the School of Theater, Film & Television. He has also judged the annual Kodak Scholarship Program for several years. He's previously been honored by the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) with their President's Award, at International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) events with the Kodak Mentor Award and Technicolor Cinematography Journalist of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Big Bear Lake and Ojai Film Festivals, among other accolades. Currently, he is fulfilling vice president duties at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and writes a well-respected blog for the ASC, "John's Bailiwick," on all aspects of art. Roe, who is being honored for his achievements in television, has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy® Awards for his work on The X-Files and Faith of My Fathers. The ASC has nominated him nine times, for which he won two back-to-back awards for The X-Files (1999, 2000). Since 1997, Roe has shot nearly 200 television episodes contributing to Castle, Brooklyn South, Las Vegas, Day Break, Robbery Homicide Division, Mad Men, and such pilots as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist, and Eastwick. Earning the international accolade, Méheux's work spans four decades, shooting prominent films such as The Long Good Friday, The Fourth Protocol, GoldenEye, The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment, Bicentennial Man, Around the World in 80 Days, The Legend of Zorro, and Edge of Darkness. Méheux won the British Society of Cinematographers' (BSC) Best Cinematography Award for his work on Casino Royale (2006), and was also nominated for a BAFTA. Méheux served as president of the BSC from 2002 to 2006, and has been a member of the organization since 1979. Leonetti's recognition is for his impressive cinematographic contributions and dedication to the ASC. Beginning as a camera operator, Leonetti quickly became a full-fledged cinematographer shooting iconic films, including Poltergeist, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Weird Science, Jagged Edge, Star Trek: First Contact, Dawn of the Dead, The Butterfly Effect, and Rush Hour 2. Forty years after his first role as director of photography on Bat People (1974), Leonetti continues to shoot, including the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To. For information regarding the 29th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, visit www.theasc.com or call 323-969-4333.
ROCHESTER, NY (February 28, 2013) - John Bailey, ASC, a renowned cinematographer known for his artistic contributions to cinema, will spearhead a panel of judges for the 2013 Kodak student scholarship program. This international competition acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 17. Accredited film schools around the world may nominate up to two students for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award, and one cinematography student for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award. The cinematography student nominee may also be nominated for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.kodak.com/go/scholarships. Bailey has a long list of memorable feature film credits including American Gigolo, Ordinary People, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, Groundhog Day, In the Line of Fire, As Good as it Gets, Incident at Loch Ness, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, The Greatest, Country Strong, When in Rome and most recently Big Miracle. He also blogs for the American Society of Cinematographers - John's Bailiwick - on a range of topics that affect the art and craft of filmmaking. "John's experience and mentorship skills make a huge contribution to this scholarship process," says Kodak's Johanna Gravelle. "Students from around the world will receive feedback from him to assist in their efforts to succeed in filmmaking. We are extremely grateful to John for his ongoing commitment to this program and to sharing his knowledge with the next generation." Kodak, in collaboration with the University Film & Video Foundation (UFVF), holds this annual scholarship to encourage students pursuing a career in filmmaking. As part of the competition, the judges will review sample reels, as well as evaluate the students' faculty recommendations and academic achievements. The following prizes will be awarded to the finalists and announced in August: KODAK Student Scholarship Award: * Gold: $4,000 tuition scholarship and $5,000 Kodak motion picture film grant * Silver: $3,000 tuition scholarship and $4,000 Kodak motion picture film grant * Bronze: $2,000 tuition scholarship and $3,000 Kodak motion picture film grant KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award: * First Place: $3,000 tuition scholarship and $5,000 Kodak motion picture film grant * Honorable Mention: $1,500 tuition scholarship and $3,000 Kodak motion picture film grant Since 1991, Kodak has been supporting future filmmakers and encouraging excellence in the field of motion picture education. The company's ongoing efforts include a range of opportunities that students and educators can use to enrich their knowledge of the art and craft of filmmaking, including educational materials and discounts, in addition to sponsorship of film festivals, awards, seminars and student showcases that raise awareness about emerging talent. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/education.