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January 2005 issue of American

Dear Colleague:

Here's an advance look at the January 2006 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, which will hit newsstands during the thick of awards season.

The New World (New Line Cinema)

Acclaimed cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (Sleepy Hollow, Ali, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events) teamed with director Terence Malick on this visually stunning historical drama, which concerns explorer John Smith (Colin Farrell) and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century. European correspondent Benjamin B will detail the duo's artful collaboration on the picture, which was shot on location in Virginia.

Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony Pictures)

Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS and director Rob Marshall — the duo behind the Oscar-nominated musical Chicago — joined forces again on this sumptuous period piece, which stars Ziyi Zhang as a Japanese woman who rises from humble roots to become a celebrated geisha. This epic screen version of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel, which climaxes during the World War II era, was shot at locations in both Japan and the U.S. New York correspondent Pat Thomson will elicit Beebe's insights about his role on the production.

Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)

Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC and director Ang Lee lent a melancholy mood to this powerful drama, which explores the passionate but taboo relationship that develops between two young men: a ranch hand (Heath Ledger) and a rodeo cowboy (Jake Gyllenhaal) who meet in the summer of 1963 while herding sheep in the harsh, high grasslands of Wyoming. The film is based on the celebrated novella by E. Annie Proulx, who collaborated on the screenplay with acclaimed Western writer Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove). New York correspondent John Calhoun will conduct an in-depth interview with Prieto about his methods.

ASC Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard H. Kline, ASC will be presented with the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Annual ASC Awards ceremony, to be held in Los Angeles on February 26, 2006. The Lifetime Award is the Society's highest honor, presented annually to an individual cinematographer who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence over an entire career. Kline is certainly deserving of the honor; he earned Academy Award nominations for Camelot (1967) and King Kong (1976), and his impressive list of credits also includes Hang 'Em High, The Boston Strangler, The Andromeda Strain, Soylent Green, The Fury, Star Trek — The Motion Picture, Body Heat and Breathless. David E. Williams will interview Kline about his rich and rewarding life behind the camera.

ASC President's Award

Also being honored at this year's ASC Awards gala is Sherwood “Woody” Omens, ASC, who will receive the ASC Presidents Award. The Presidents Award was created to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to advancing the art and craft of filmmaking. Omens, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, began his professional career shooting documentaries and commercials. His narrative credits include History of the World: Part I, Coming to America, Harlem Nights, and the Emmy-winning telefilm An Early Frost. He joined the ASC in 1985, and two years later, he and fellow Society member Michael Margulies organized the inaugural ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. David E. Williams will chat with Omens about his many enduring accomplishments.

The December issue's departments will also offer illuminating insights:

DVD Playback will present reviews of Rumble Fish (1983), shot by Stephen H. Burum, ASC; The Man Who Fell to Earth (1988), shot by Anthony B. Richmond, ASC, BSC; and a double disc that pairs two horror classics: I Walked With a Zombie (1943), shot by J. Roy Hunt, ASC, and The Body Snatcher (1945), shot by Robert De Grasse, ASC.

Production Slate will include coverage of the critically acclaimed drama Match Point, shot by Remi Adefarasin, BSC for director Woody Allen.

Points East will present an interview with cinematographer Anastas Michos, ASC about his work on the feature film Freedomland.

Post Focus will present an overview of Kodak Look Manager 2.0, a much-anticipated upgrade of the company's image-control system for motion pictures. We will also offer insights into the workflow used by several television shows that are shot with the Thomson/Grass Valley Viper Filmstream camera.

Filmmakers' Forum will present an informative Q&A with cinematographer Oliver Stapleton, BSC about his work on the lush period film Casanova, shot in Venice Italy. Stapleton's interviewer will be visual-effects expert Bill Taylor, ASC, who also lent his expertise to the production.

ASC Close-Up will present a Q&A profile of Society member John Simmons, who was recently named chairman of the ASC Publications Committee.

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-- November 2005--

*HD Expo
November 3rd, 2005
1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles, California

November 9-12, 2005 New York, NY

*AFI Film Festival
November 4-14, 2005 Los Angeles, CA

November 11-13, 2005 Orlando, FL

*Inter BEE
November 16-18, 2005 Japan

November 26 - December 3, 2005 Lodz, Poland http://www.camerimage.pl/camer.htm

*Government Video & Technology Expo
November 30 - December 1, 2005
Washington DC Convention Center

-- December 2005--

*DV Expo West
December 7-9, 2005 Los Angeles, CA

--January 2006--

*Sundance Film Festival
January 19-29, 2006 Park City, Utah

*Slamdance Film Festival
January 19-27, 2006 Park City, Utah

--February 2005--

*ASC Open House
February 25, 2005 Hollywood, CA

*20th Annual ASC Awards
February 26, 2005 Los Angeles, CA
Century Plaza Hotel

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November 15, 2005.

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