The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) elected Shelly Johnson as the 47th president. Johnson is taking over from the past president, Stephen Lighthill, who has served three terms. Johnson has been a part of the ASC since 2000.
Johnson has been a part of Hollywood for years. After graduating from The Art Center College of Design in 1980, this California native has done various work, from movies to the television 1997 retelling of Stephen King’s The Shining. His career in the film includes Jurassic Park III, Captain America: The First Avenger, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Last Castle, The Wolfman, and Greyhound. Johnson has also earned nominations from the ASC in his participation in Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, The Inheritance, the series The Others, and the pilot for Training Day.
The collaborative spirit of the ASC will carry on with a continued focus on industry education, mentorship and diversity outreach. Our membership is embracing new technologies and looking forward to developing the latest tools to facilitate the creation of images that resonate with audiences. Our doors are open as we welcome all artistic and technical minds venturing to expand meaningful storytelling. -Johnson
The ASC has also elected other members to the board, such as VPs Charlie Lieberman, John Simmons, Patti Lee, Treasurer Charles Minsky, Secretary Dejan Georgevich, and Sergeant-At-Arms Chris Chomyn.