Film News Roundup: Jeff Bridges Wins American Society of Cinematographers Honor

Variety | 1/17/2019 | Dave McNary
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In today’s film news roundup, Jeff Bridges is honored by cinematographers, the “Arctic” filmmakers get a first-look deal and releases are set for “Vault,” the Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron comedy and “What Lies Ahead.”

The American Society of Cinematographers has selected Jeff Bridges as the recipient of the organizations’ 2019 Board of Governors Award.

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Bridges will accept the award at the 33rd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 9 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.

“Jeff Bridges is an extraordinary talent on the screen, and also a remarkable person off screen,” said ASC President Kees van Oostrum. “He is beloved by many for his achievements as an outstanding Oscar-winning actor. We at the ASC feel like Jeff is one of us, because he shares our passion for creating artful imagery through his still photography. We are incredibly honored to present him with our Board of Governors Award.”

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The award is given to individuals in the industry whose body of work has made significant and indelible contributions to cinema. It is the only ASC Award not given to a cinematographer and is reserved for filmmakers who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form.

Bridges won an Academy Award for “Crazy Heart” and has been nominated for Oscars for “The Last Picture Show,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “Starman,” “The Contender,” “True Grit,” and “**** or High Water.”

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Topic Studios has signed a first-look film and television deal with the “Arctic” filmmaking team of Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison.

The deal, announced Thursday, expands the relationship between Topic and the filmmakers who recently collaborated on a yet-to-be-announced scripted anthology series. Topic produced Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace” and Kimberly’s Reed’s “Dark Money,” which has been shortlisted for the Academy Awards’ Best Documentary Feature.

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Penna directed the survival thriller “Arctic,” and co-wrote the script with Morrison....
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