New Members Celebrated at ASC Clubhouse

The doors were opened on Feb. 26 to help welcome the 45 cinematographers invited into the Society since 2020.

At top, assembled on the ASC Clubhouse steps were (top row, from left) Shana Hagan, Richard Vialet, Magdalena Gorka, Edu Grau and Armando Salas. Middle row (from left): Bruce McCleery, Craig Kief, James Whitaker, Tommy Maddox-Upshaw and James Hawkinson. Bottom row (from left): ASC Vice Presidents Steven Fierberg and Amy Vincent with Ava Berkofsky, Quyen Tran, Lachlan Milne, Kira Kelly, Alice Brooks and Arlene Nelson, joined by ASC President Stephen Lighthill and Vice President John Simmons. Unfortunately, new member Loren Yaconelli, who did attend, does not appear here. (Photo by Patrick Cady, ASC)

On Saturday, February 26, the ASC’s home in Hollywood since 1936 was opened for a special event to celebrate the 45 new Society members who have been invited to join since 2020. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and the necessary closure of the facility, many had not yet had the opportunity to visit the Clubhouse as members, making this a special opportunity for all. And for those who could not attend in person, an online component was created, with discussion going both ways via Zoom. 

You'll find profiles all of the 45 new Society members in our ASC News feed here.

Members mingle in Sim Plaza just in front of the Clubhouse. (Photo by Sal Maldonado)
The welcoming party of established members at the Clubhouse included (at the podium) ASC President Stephen Lighthill, First Vice President Amy Vincent, Second Vice President Steven Fierberg and Third Vice President John Simmons. (Photo by Sal Maldonado)
The welcoming party of established members at the Clubhouse included (at the podium) ASC President Stephen Lighthill, First Vice President Amy Vincent, Second Vice President Steven Fierberg and Third Vice President John Simmons. (Photo by Sal Maldonado)
Members connecting via Zoom included 2022 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Ellen Kuras and Gary Baum. Glimpsed on screen here are, first row (from left): Michael Goi and Roberto Schaefer. Second row (from left): Kim Miles, Bill Dill, Cathal Watters and Paul Meyers. Third row (from left): Charles Libin, Martin Ahlgren, Charlotte Bruus-Christensen and Boris Mojsovski. Fourth row: Pete Konczal

Also attending at the Clubhouse were established ASC members Josh Bleibtreu, Patrick Cady, Paul Cameron, Chris Chomyn, Dean Cundey, Gregg Heschong, Mark Irwin, Shelly Johnson, Wayne Kennan, Jacek Laskus, Patti Lee, Charlie Lieberman, Karl-Walter Lindenlaub, Suki Medencevic, Charles Minsky, Donald M. Morgan, George Mooradian, Vern Nobles Jr., Christopher Probst, Nancy Schreiber, Steven Shaw, Ueli Steiger and David Stump. 

Also there were ASC CEO Terry McCarthy, ASC Events Coordinator Patty Armacost and American Cinematographer Editor-in-Chief Stephen Pizzello.

The next major event to be held in person at the Clubhouse will be the 36th Annual ASC Awards ceremony on March 20, which will also feature a livestream of the show and additional online components.

Reporting by Sal Maldonado.

(Photo by Patrick Cady, ASC)
(Photo by Patrick Cady, ASC)

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