Kees van Oostrum has been elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers for a third consecutive term, the organization said.
The ASC Board was re-elected without no change in personnel; it once again includes Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents, Levie Isaacks as treasurer, David Darby as secretary and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.
“During this past year at the ASC, we have been steadfastly focused on educational events, international outreach, and efforts to promote diversity and inclusion,” van Oostrum said in a prepared statement. “These all support our mission of loyalty, progress and artistry. As we look ahead, we plan to usher in the 100th anniversary of the ASC in a way that commemorates our heritage and positions our members to maintain a leadership role in the evolution of the art and craft of image making.”
Among the new initiatives during van Oostrum’s terms as president are the ASC Master Class program, which he initiated and chairs, and the ASC Vision Committee, dedicated to encouraging diversity and inclusion on camera crews.
Voters in the ASC election included members of the 2018–2019 board: John Bailey, Paul Cameron, Russell Carpenter, Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Stephen Lighthill, Lowell Peterson, Roberto Schaefer, John Toll, and Amelia Vincent. Alternate Board members are Karl-Walter Lindenlaub, Stephen Burum, David Darby, Charlie Lieberman, and Eric Steelberg.