John Bailey, ASC, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award during next year's ASC Awards ceremony, the organization said today.
Bailey (pictured, top) is being cited for his work as a cinematographer on films including American Gigolo, Mishima, Groundhog Day, As Good As It Gets, and The Way Way Back, but also for his work as an educator of young filmmakers. Bailey currently writes a consistently informative, erudite, and wide-ranging blog, John's Bailiwick, for the ASC website.
Other honorees at next year's ceremony will include Bill Roe, ASC, who receives the Career Achievement in Television Award; Phil Méheux, BSC, who gets the International Award; and Matthew F. Leonetti, ASC, who will be honored with the Presidents Award.
Roe, a three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee for The X-Files and Faith of My Fathers, won the ASC Award for The X-Files in 1999 and 2000. He's been nominated for an additional seven ASC awards. His credits include episodes of Castle, Brooklyn South, and Mad Men.
Méheux earned plaudits for helping reinvent the James Bond movie with his British Society of Cinematographers Award-winning work on Casino Royale, and is well known for shooting The Long Good Friday, GoldenEye, The Mask of Zorro, and Edge of Darkness. He was president of the BSC from 2002 to 2006.
Leonetti's body of work includes Poltergeist, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Dawn of the Dead (2004). His latest project is the November 2014 release Dumb and Dumber To.
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