ASC to Honor Bailey, Roe, Leonetti, Meheux

LOS ANGELES — The ASC will recognize cinematographers John Bailey, ASC; Bill Roe, ASC; Matthew Leonetti, ASC; and Phil Méheux, BSC, with honorary awards at the 29th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in February.

Bailey will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Roe the Career Achievement in Television Award, Leonetti the Presidents Award, and Méheux the International Award.

"These four individuals have set the standard for excellence that push us all forward in this industry," said ASC President Richard Crudo. "Their artistry and skill are reflected in their bodies of work and in their lives and relationships with their colleagues. We are proud to honor them."

Bailey has shot more than 70 features, collaborating with such directors as Robert Redford, Paul Schrader, Lawrence Kasdan, Wolfgang Petersen and Ken Kwapis. His credits include Ordinary People, The Big Chill, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Groundhog Day, In the Line of Fire, As Good As It GetsInciMeheux on CASINO ROYALE dent at Loch Ness and The Way, Way Back. For the last five years, he has also been writing about art and artists in "John's Bailiwick," a blog on the ASC website.

Roe's illustrious career in television has included the series Castle, The X-Files, Brooklyn South, Las Vegas and Robbery Homicide Division. He won two consecutive ASC Awards for his work on The X-Files and has earned seven other ASC nominations, as well as three Emmy Award nominations.

Leonetti's eclectic body of work includes the features Poltergeist, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Jagged Edge, Star Trek: First Contact and Dawn of the Dead.

Méheux's cinematography career spans four decades and includes The Long Good Friday, The Fourth Protocol, GoldenEye and Casino Royale (2006). He was president of the BSC from 2002-2006.

The ASC Awards ceremony will be held Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

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