Ellen Kuras To Become First Woman To Receive ASC Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award

Ellen Kuras will become the first woman recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award, which she will accept at the ASC’s 36th annual awards, on March 20 at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood.

Peter Levy, will be presented with the Career Achievement in Television Award and cinematographer and outgoing International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) president John Lindley will be honored with the President’s Award. Panavision’s lens expert Dan Sasaki will receive the ASC’s inaugural Curtis Clark Technical Achievement Award, which will be given to an individual who has made significant technological contributions to the art and craft of cinematography.

Kuras’s credits include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Blow. He is an Academy Award nominee and two-time Primetime Emmy winner. Kuras, a three-time Sundance award winner for outstanding dramatic cinematography, has also received Emmy and Independent Spirit Award nominations for her work with Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Sam Mendes, Michel Gondry, Jonathan Demme, Rebecca Miller, and Jim Jarmusch.

Kuras, an Academy Award nominee, and two-time Primetime Emmy winner, has worked on films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Blow. Kuras, a three-time Sundance award winner for outstanding dramatic cinematography, has also received Emmy and Independent Spirit Award nominations for her work, which has included films with Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Sam Mendes, Michel Gondry, Jonathan Demme, Rebecca Miller, and Jim Jarmusch.


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