Los Angeles, 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 Mike Fleming (Deadline Hollywood), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Jeff Jensen (Entertainment Weekly), David Karger (Fandango), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and Alex Ben Block (The Hollywood Reporter).
The International Media Award nominees are Philip Berk (Australia), 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.