Richard Crudo (pictured above) will serve as president, making this his fifth term as president. “I'm profoundly humbled that my colleagues have once again chosen me to serve in this position,” said Crudo. “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.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Crudo began his film career as an assistant cameraman. As a director of photography he has shot a wide range of theatrical, television and commercial productions. Among his feature credits are Federal Hill, American Buffalo, American Pie, Music From Another Room, Outside Providence, Down To Earth, Out Cold, Grind and Brooklyn Rules. He has also directed several independent films and currently shares cinematography duties with Francis Kenny, ASC on the popular FX Channel series Justified.
Crudo is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, serving as an Academy Governor and Chairman of the Cinematographers Branch. In addition, he has chaired and co-chaired the ASC Awards for several years throughout the past decade.
Other officials elected were Vice Presidents Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson; Treasurer Matthew Leonetti; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Isidore Mankofsky.
The members of the Board, elected in May by the organization’s active membership, include: John Bailey, Bill Bennett, Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Michael Goi, Matthew Leonetti, Stephen Lighthill, Daryn Okada, Michael O’ Shea, Lowell Peterson, Rodney Taylor, Kees van Oostrum, and Haskell Wexler. Alternate Board members consist of Isidore Mankofsky, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Robert Primes, Steven Fierberg and Kenneth Zunder.
ASC was founded in 1919. There are 340-plus active members today who have national roots in some 20 countries. There are also 150 associate members from ancillary segments of the industry.
For additional information about the ASC, visit www.theasc.com.