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VALE JANE SCRAGG (Nee Cole) 1942 - 2017

It is with great sadness that I wish to advise all members and associates of the ACS that Jane Scragg has died after a long fight with cancer at 8am o... More »

31 Jan 2017

VALE ~ Louis Irving ACS - Cinematographer 1950-2016

VALE ~ Louis Irving ACS - Cinematographer 1950-2016

The Australian film industry has lost an outstanding cinematographer with the death of Louis Irving on New Year’s Eve 2016. Described by his collea... More »

31 Dec 2016

Vale Raoul Coutard

On the day that Trump won the US presidency, my other sad news was when I learned that the most innovative cinematographer of my lifetime had died. ... More »

8 Nov 2016

VALE ~ Sue Gibson BSC (1952 - 2016)

It is with great sadness that I advise you of the passing of former President of the BSC, Sue Gibson BSC. Sue Gibson BSC is a respected cinematogra... More »

28 Jul 2016

VALE ~ Alan Samuels (30 May 1944 ~ 27 April 2016)

I can see Dad now, shaking his head as I write this.

‘Who is going to want to read about me? No one would even notice that I have gone’.... More »

5 Jun 2016

VALE ~ Bruce Hillyard ACS (11th December 1931 ~ 1st June 2016)

It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of one of the great champions of the ACS, Bruce Hillyard ACS. Bruce died peacefully early on the m... More »

1 Jun 2016


VALE - REGINALD ROY GRUNDY AC OBE (1923 - 2016) Today, the Australian Cinematographers Society mourns the passing, and acknowledge the contribution... More »

9 May 2016

VALE ~ Rod Coats ( - 2016)

A moving tribute to ABC TV Cinematographer, Rod Coats, from long time friend Tom Gelai: I’ve been friends with Rod for 40 odd years, beginning with... More »

27 Mar 2016


It is with great sadness that I advise the membership of the passing of an industry giant; Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC ASC at 103 years of age. ... More »

22 Feb 2016

VALE ~ Paul Booth "Boothy"

We at the ACS report, with great sadness, the passing of Sydney based gaffer, Paul Booth, on the 24th January aged only 58, after a protracted battle ... More »

28 Jan 2016

VALE ~ Suresh Ayyar ASE (1957 - 2016)

One of Australia's most respected picture editors, Suresh Ayyar, passed away this week. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with ... More »

18 Jan 2016


Article reprinted from Variety: Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for his achievements on “Close Encounters of ... More »

1 Jan 2016

Haskell Wexler Dies: Iconic, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Was 93

Legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler died today. His son Jeff Wexler reported on his father’s website and via Facebook that the Oscar-winning Wexl... More »

28 Nov 2015

VALE ~ John Moncrieff Bale ACS (c1940 - 2015)

The Australian Cinematographers Society has lost one of its founding fathers this week. John Bale ACS passed away on November 12th 2015 after a long b... More »

18 Nov 2015

VALE - Charles Pierre (Peter) Donnelly ACS (1935 - 2015)

It is with great sadness I advise you of the passing of one of our greats, a true pioneer in every sense of the word - Peter Donnelly ACS. We have inc... More »

10 Nov 2015

VALE ~ Geoffrey Wharton ACS

It is with great sadness that I must inform the Society of the passing of Geoffrey Wharton ACS. Geoff started as a clapper/loader on TVC's in Bris... More »

2 Nov 2015

VALE Trevor Hone 1952 - 2015

I'm sorry to inform you of the passing of Trevor Hone, one of Queensland's most esteemed cinematographers, who passed away in the Philipines after a s... More »

31 Aug 2015

VALE ~ Margaret Anne Smith

Sadly the dedicated independent filmmaker, Margaret Anne Smith, passed away in Sydney on 18 May 2015. The National Executive of the ACS and our mem... More »

18 Jun 2015

VALE ~ Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC (1956-2015)

It is with overwhelming sadness that I inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC, who after suffering a ... More »

28 Apr 2015

VALE ~ John Victor Daniell AM ACS

There will be a "life celebration" on to celebrate John Victor Daniell AM ACS, and given his long association with the ACS members have ... More »

10 Apr 2015

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