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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

Vale Ted Roberts 1931-2015

It is with great sadness we report to Guild members that Ted Roberts, the well-known television writer and producer, died of cancer on Monday, 23 Febr... More »

23 Feb 2015

VALE ~ John McInerney

Following a long battle with illness, broadcast industry veteran John McInerney passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was 62. Born September... More »

18 Jan 2015

VALE ~ Les Wasley BEM (1928 - 2014) - ACS Hall of FAME 2013

Funeral Service Details: Les Wasley BEM & Daughter Lindy Sacret Heart Catholic CHurch 1 Keenan Street Mona Vale Tuesday 9th December 11.oo... More »

1 Dec 2014

VALE ~ Miles Moulson 1940 ~ 2014

Miles Moulson Funeral Friday 31 Oct 2014 Midday Ann Wilson Funerals Cnr Barrenjoey Road & Darley Street Mona Vale NSW 210... More »

27 Oct 2014

VALE ~ Ted Taylor ACS

Ted Taylor, ACS Accredited Member number #6, passed away 25 September 2014 at the age of 96. He was never an 'old man'. He remained mentally alert... More »

25 Sep 2014

Vale ~ Peter Menzies Snr ACS

With great sadness we share the news that Peter Menzies Snr. ACS passed away peacefully yesterday at his home in the Southern Highlands. In respect... More »

4 Sep 2014

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