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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:53 AM

SEALE,O’SHEA AND KIRKLAND TABBED FOR ASC TRIBUTES

LOS ANGELES, October 21, 2010 – John Seale, ASC, ACS, Michael D. O’Shea, ASC and Douglas Kirkland will be honored by their peers during the 25th American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration here at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on February 13, 2011.

“John Seale, Michael O’Shea and Douglas Kirkland have earned the admiration of our members for their significant contributions to the artistry of image making, be it motion pictures or still photography,” says ASC President Michael Goi.

Seale will receive the ASC International Award, which is presented annually to a foreign cinematographer in recognition of extraordinary achievements in films produced for the global cinema.

O’Shea will receive the ASC Career Achievement in Television Award.

Kirkland will receive the 2011 ASC Presidents Award, which is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form.

“John, Michael, and Douglas still have their best years ahead of them,” says ASC Awards Committee Chairman Richard Crudo, “but they have earned and deserve this recognition. They are role models for the next generation.”

Seale was born and raised in Australia, where he was a cowboy in the Outback before launching his career as a news film and documentary cameraman. Seale has earned more than 40 feature film cinematography credits since 1976. He won an Oscar® for The English Patient (1996) and received additional nominations for Witness (1985), Rain Man (1988) and Cold Mountain (2003). His other memorable films include Children of a Lesser God, The Mosquito Coast, Dead Poets Society, Gorilla’s in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Poseidon and the upcoming movie The Tourist. Seale was inducted into the Australian Cinematographers Society Hall of Fame in 1997.

O’Shea was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he began his career working as a laborer on the Warner Bros. lot while he was a college student. O’Shea has compiled an impressive array of cinematography credits for episodic series and television movies and miniseries. He won an Emmy® for CSI: Miami in 2003 and other nominations for the episodic series Doogie Howser, M.D. in 1992 and Relativity in 1997, and for the television movies To Love, Honor and Deceive in 1997 and The ‘60s in 1999.

Kirkland was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. During the 1960s and ‘70s, he was a staff photographer for Look and Life magazines which featured his portraits of Jack Nicholson, Marilyn Monroe, Morgan Freeman, Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot, Judy Garland, Sophia Loren, Charlie Chaplin and many other iconic movie stars. Kirkland was also a still photographer during the production of more than 100 motion pictures, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Out of Africa, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Moulin Rouge. His pictures have been featured in newspapers, magazines and books around the world. Portraits that Kirkland has taken of more than 200 cinematographers have also been featured in industry publications.

For information regarding the 25th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards visit www.theasc.com or call 323-969-4333.
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