50th Annual Publicists Awards Nominees

The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) have announced nominees in four categories. The winners are to be announced at their 50th Annual Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 22.

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2013

The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) have announced nominees in four categories, with the winners to be announced at their 50th Annual Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 22.

Nominees for the Les Mason Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor they can bestow on one of their members, are Hilary Clark, an independent publicist; Sheryl Main, unit publicist; Heidi Schaeffer, vice president PMKBNC Public Relations; Murray Weissman, founder/chairman of Weissman/Markovitz Communications and Deborah Wuliger, unit publicist.

Nominees for the Press Award honoring members of the American media are Alex Ben Block (The Hollywood Reporter), Mike Fleming (Deadline Hollywood), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Jeff Jensen (Entertainment Weekly), David Karger (Fandango) and Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood).
The International Media Award nominees are Jean Cummings (Japan), Ramzi Malouki (Tunisia and Tahiti), Elisabeth Sereda (Austria), Lynn Tso (Taiwan) and James White (UK).

The nominees for Excellence in Unit Still Photography in Motion Pictures are Claire Folger, Dale Robinette, Jamie Trueblood, Merle Wallace, Wilson Webb and Barry Wetcher. The television still photography nominees are Richard Foreman Jr., Matt Kennedy, Justin Lubin, Suzanne Tenner, Robert Voets and Michael Yarish.

Also being honored at the event are Kirk Douglas, with a Lifetime Achievement Award; Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, with the Motion Picture Showmanship Award; Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, co-presidents of USA Network, with the Television Showmanship Award; the Maxwell Weinberg Showmanship Awards for motion pictures and television and the Bob Yeager Award, which recognizes significant community service.

About the International Cinematographers Guild:
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents more than 7,000 members who work in film, television and commercials as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Camera Assistants, Film Loaders, Publicists and all members of camera crews. The first cinematographers union was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasn’t until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild. ICG’s ongoing activities include the Emerging Cinematographer Awards and the Publicists Awards Luncheon. The Guild also publishes the award-winning ICG Magazine. http://www.cameraguild.com.

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