LOS ANGELES — The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (www.theasc.com) has voted on the organization’s 2021-2022 officers and Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president. He will serve his next one-year term alongside vice presidents Amy Vincent, Steven Fierberg and John Simmons; treasurer Steven Poster; secretary Gregg Heschong; and sergeant-at-arms Jim Denault.
Lighthill was elevated to president last year and previously served in the role from 2012-2013. He and the board have been guiding the Society through the challenging transitions necessitated by the global pandemic, focusing on helping members learn safe practices on-set and sharing those findings with the industry at large. The organization also streamed its annual Outstanding Achievement Awards online for the first time, which was watched by over 4,500 people worldwide.
“As we safely emerge from the pandemic, we plan to continue to share our expertise on best practices for remote solutions and virtual production in service to the artistic process of filmmaking,” Lighthill notes. “We also remain focused on recruiting diverse and inclusive crews, as well as supporting underrepresented filmmakers, through our scholarship and mentorship programs.”
As the discipline chair: cinematography at the American Film Institute Conservatory, Lighthill continually advocates for gender diversity at both the faculty and graduate levels. Additionally, he has served as an officer on the National Executive Board of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG).