The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announces that the 2013 Governors Award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to Penny Marshall.

The SOC honors her commitment, dedication and mastery of the art and craft as Producer, Director and Actress with their Governors Award for a true Lifetime of Achievement. Penny Marshall, born into a show business family, began her acting career in the television situation comedy The Odd Couple and as title character Laverne in the hit show Laverne and Shirley. Marshall first turned to directing feature films with Jumpin’ Jack Flash at the urging of friend Whoopi Goldberg. Her biggest box office hits soon followed with Awakenings, Big, and A League of Their Own.

Society of Camera Operators

This year the SOC salutes Women in the Industry and Ms. Marshall joins the other Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Service, Historical Shot and Technical Achievement Award recipients as well as all of the talented nominees for SOC Camera Operator of the Year in Features and Television.

Governors Award
Penny Marshall

The President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

2013 Lifetime Achievement Awards
Bruce MacCallum, SOC – Camera Operator
(The Adjustment Bureau, Julie and Julia. The Departed)

Baird Steptoe – Camera Technician
(Thor, The Manchurian Candidate, Footloose)

Melissa Moseley, SMPSP – Still Photographer
(Inception, 3:10 to Yuma, The Notebook)

Brad Rea – Mobile Camera Platform Operator
(Gangster Squad, Iron Man, Thelma and Louise)

The Historic Shot Award
Peter Robertson, ACO, SOC for the Dunkirk Beachhead scene

The Lifetime of Distinguished Service Award
Woody Omens, ASC. Director of Photography

2013 Nominees for Camera Operator of the Year in Features
Colin Anderson, SOC for The Master (The Weinstein Company)
Lukasz Bielan for Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)
Mitch Dubin, SOC for LINCOLN (Dreamworks)
Duane C. Manwiller for The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
Peter Robertson, ACO, SOC for Anna Karenina (Focus Features)

2013 Nominees for Camera Operator of the Year in Television
Nick Davidoff, SOC for Homeland (Showtime)
Tony Gaudioz, SOC for House (FOX)
Jeff Muhlstock, SOC for Smash (NBC)
Chris Murphy for Newsroom (HBO)
Andrew Voegeli for Breaking Bad (AMC)

These nominees represent some of the finest work performed by camera operators in Hollywood and around the world in both television and feature films. Utilizing artful framing and camera movement, these operators have executed beautiful shots that help tell the stories of the fine programs they represent.

The Technical Achievement Awards
Cinema EOS cameras C300 and C500

David Eubank
Development and execution of the pCam Film+Digital Calculator

These awards recognize individuals, companies and accomplishments that have exemplified the finest standards of technical achievement by supporting the job of the camera operators and allied fields in the motion picture and television industry.

The 2013 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards will take place March 9th at The Leonard Goldenson Theatre at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood, California.

Please the Society of Camera Operators for more information about this years awards.

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