Richard Crudo Re-elected ASC President
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced that Richard Crudo, ASC, has been re-elected by the Board of Governors to serve his fifth term as president of the organization. Crudo, currently one of two series cinematographers on FX's Justified (with Francis Kenny, ASC), first became ASC president in 2003 and served for three years. He returned to the post in 2013.
Also elected to the ASC board of officers are Vice Presidents Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum, and Lowell Peterson; Treasurer Matthew Leonetti; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Isidore Mankofsky.
"I'm profoundly humbled that my colleagues have once again chosen me to serve in this position,” said Crudo in a prepared statement. “Right now, the organization is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing our mission of promoting the role of the cinematographer. To be part of that in even a small way is both an honor and a privilege.”
The ASC's Board of Governors was elected last month by the active membership of the group. It includes John Bailey, Bill Bennett, Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Michael Goi, Leonetti, Stephen Lighthill, Daryn Okada, Michael O'Shea, Peterson, Rodney Taylor, van Oostrum, and Haskell Wexler. Alternate board members are Mankofsky, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Robert Primes, Steven Fierberg, and Kenneth Zunder.
The ASC currently includes more than 340 active members, along with another 150 associate members.