ICG to Honor Lawrence Sher with Distinguished Filmmaker Award at ECAs

28 September 2022

The International Cinematographers Guild to Honor
Lawrence Sher, ASC with Distinguished Filmmaker Award

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will honor cinematographer/director Lawrence Sher, ASC, best known for his films The Joker and The Hangover series, with the Distinguished Filmmaker Award, presented by Panavision, at the 2022 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The event will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 5:00 PM at the Wolf Theatre in the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, followed by a cocktail reception. The collection of the 10 ECA winning short films will also be showcased.

“Lawrence Sher is a visionary cinematographer and director whose impact spans a wide spectrum of film, television, and streaming projects,” said Baird B. Steptoe Sr., National President of the ICG. “We are proud to honor Lawrence with the Distinguished Filmmaker Award for his talents and exemplary contributions to our craft.”

As a cinematographer, Sher has shot over 35 feature films, numerous pilots and hundreds of commercials and music videos in his 30 years in the entertainment industry. Known for such films as The Hangover trilogy, Garden State, Due Date, and most recently Joker for which he was nominated for an Oscar and BAFTA, his films have grossed over four billion dollars in Worldwide Box Office.

The winning filmmakers, who have been selected from 108 submissions nationwide, are:

Andrew Aiello, Green Cobra, Austin Scott Ahlborg, Lotus, Jac Cheairs, KENOBI: A Star Wars Fan Film, Morgan Gardiner, Molly Robber, Gregor Tavenner, Pleasant Canyon, Jason Chau, Sting, Michael Tedford, The Elder Scrolls Legends, Leonard P. Walsh, Kingsnake, Eric M. Hurt, Singularity, Allie Schultz, Your Monster.

ICG's Emerging Cinematographer Awards gives Local 600 members an opportunity to present themselves as directors of photography by submitting a short film with a running time of 30 minutes or less for consideration. The awards are open to any member of the Guild who is not already classified as a director of photography. The films are selected by a panel of ICG members from across the country.

For more information about the ECAs go to www.ecawards.net or contact MaryAnne MacDougall at ecawards@icg600.com.

Read the full press release here.

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