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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award; Plus Charters, Müller & Clark

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 2, 2012 at 1:26PM

The 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards will recognize cinematographers Dean Semler, Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark at their February 10 event. Semler will be honored with the 2012 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award...
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"Dances with Wolves"
"Dances with Wolves"

The 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards will recognize cinematographers Dean Semler, Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark at their February 10 event. Semler will be honored with the 2012 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award, Müller with the International Achievement Award, Charters with the Career Achievement in Television Award and Clark the President’s Award.

 A selection of their credits are listed below.

ASC president Stephen Lighthill says, “Each of these individuals has made an indelible impact on our profession, and the industry as a whole.”



Semler's credits include: "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior," "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," "Dead Calm," "Dances With Wolves," "Apocalypto," "City Slickers" "The Bone Collector," Secretariat," "In the Land of Blood Honey" and the upcoming "Maleficent."

Müller: "Summer in the City," "The Scarlet Letter," "Paris, Texas," "Down By Law," "Dead Man," "Dancer in the Dark," "Breaking the Waves," "To Live and Die in L.A.," and "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai."

Charters' documentary credits include "TekWar," TV credits include "Nash Bridges," "The Commish," "Shameless" and "Nashville, plus TV movies "Deadly Vows," "Conundrum," "Pixel Perfect," "A Very Married Christmas," "Night Life," and "Washington Field."

Clark’s feature film credits include "The Draughtsman’s Contract," "Dominick and Eugene," "Extremities" and "Triumph of the Spirit"; he's also shot hundreds of commercials and serves as chairman of the ASC Technology Committee.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.