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Dean Cundey to Receive ASC Lifetime Achievement Award

Eduardo Serra, Richard Rawlings Jr. Also to Receive Achievement Awards

Dean Cundey, ASC, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards, to be held at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom on February 1. Also to be honored at the ceremony are Eduardo Serra, AFC, ASC, receiving the International Achievement Award, and Richard Rawlings Jr., ASC, who is getting the Career Achievement in Television Award. 

Cundey will be recognized for a body of work that includes a highly influential series of genre movies with John Carpenter, beginning with the original Halloween (he just supervised a new transfer of that film for a 35th-anniversary Blu-ray release), as well as blockbusters like Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, and Apollo 13, among many others. Cundey was nominated for an Oscar only once, for his groundbreaking work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

The Portuguese-born Serra first attracted widespread attention in the industry when his work on The Wings of the Dove earned him a BAFTA Award and an Oscar nomination. He was again nominated for both awards for Peter Webber's Girl with a Pearl Earring, and his film work also includes Jude, Unbreakable, Blood Diamond, and both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Richard Rawlings Jr. got started as a director of photography for television working on Charlie's Angels in 1978. He was Emmy-nominated for his work on Ohara, Paradise, Reasonable Doubts, and the TV movie Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story. He also worked on Matt Houston, L.A. Law, Boston Public, Gilmore Girls, and Desperate Housewives, among others.

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