Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber wins ASC Presidents Award

Like all great cinematographers, Nancy Schreiber knows how to adapt her talents to a wide variety of circumstances. Such professional dexterity is pretty much a “must” for sustaining a diverse and long-running career in a field whose tools are constantly in flux, and which demands equal parts artistic sensitivity and technical acumen. Schreiber began her career directing music videos for artists including Billy Joel and The Bangles, and as DP on the landmark documentaries Visions of Light and The Celluloid Closet. In 1992, Schreiber was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for her work on Chain of Desire.

Based in both New York and LA, Schreiber continues to work on a wide range of projects, regularly lending her eye to documentaries (Woody Allen: A Documentary, Tab Hunter Confidential), features (Serious Moonlight, Your Friends and Neighbors) and TV (Better Things, The Client List). Schreiber has also been extensively involved in mentoring Film Independent Fellows through Project Involve and our Artist Development Labs, and has appeared on panels at the LA Film Festival to impart her experience and expertise.

On February 4, Schreiber was awarded the American Society of Cinematographers’ prestigious Presidents Award, becoming the first female DP to ever receive the honor. Film Independent recently caught up with Schreiber to talk about her career and the ASC, as well as career advice for young filmmakers.

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