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Nancy Schreiber ASC


Nancy Schreiber is an award winning cinematographer based in both New York and Los Angeles. She came up through the ranks as an electrician and gaffer, working for such directors at Martha Coolidge , Claudia Weill and Richard Pearce.

In 1995 Nancy Schreiber was voted into membership into the prestigious American Society Of Cinematographers, the fourth female in the organization's history. Well regarded in the industry, Schreiber was chosen as the director of photography on 'Visions Of Light', a stunning documentary on the art of cinematography, an early Hi-Definition Film.

Schreiber was honored with the Best Dramatic Cinematography Award at Sundance 2004, with the film 'November', directed by Greg Harrison and starring Courteney Cox. In 1997, Schreiber shared the Best Cinematography Award at Sundance for the documentary 'My America…Or Honk If You Love Buddah'. She also garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography on the acclaimed 'Celluloid Closet' for HBO. In addition, Schreiber was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for 'Chain of Desire' and was recognized in 2000 by 'Variety' magazine as one of 10 DPs to watch.

Schreiber has filmed countless features, including "The Nines' for John August, with Ryan Reynolds (Sundance 2007), 'Your Friends and Neighbors' for Neil Labute, 'Motherhood' with Uma Thurman (Sundance 2009), 'American Gun' ,
(recipient of three Independent Spirit Awards nominations/Toronto Fest) with Marcia Gaye Harden, Donald Sutherland and Forest Whitaker, Schreiber also photographed the critically acclaimed jazz film 'Lush Life' starring Jeff Goldblum and Forest Whitaker, 'Loverboy' directed by Kevin Bacon, with Kyra Sedgwick, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, and Marissa Tomei (Sundance 2005), and 'Serious Moonlight' directed by Cheryl Hines, with Meg Ryan, Tim Hutton, and Kristin Bell (Tribeca Premiere 2009). Schreiber photographed EVERY DAY , currently in theaters, directed by Richard Levine, starring Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino and Eddie Izzard. She recently wrapped FUGLY starring John Leguizamo Rosie Perez and Griffin Dunne.

Schreiber is no stranger to the music world, keeping busy shooting over 100 music videos for recording artists such as Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Reba Mcentire, Van Morrison, and Sting, . She was the DP on the HBO/Amnesty International World Tour Film starring Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman,. Her work can also be seen on the documentaries 'Metallica: Some Kind of Monster' and the Dixie Chicks' 'Shut Up And Sing'.

In the world of television Schreiber photographed the HBO series 'The Comeback' with Lisa Kudrow, and the pilots for 'In Plain Sight', and 'Filthy Gorgeous' for Showtime, starring Isabella Rosselini, to name a few.

Schreiber was honored with the Kodak Vision Award at the 1997 Women in Film Crystal Awards and received a 2011 Athena Award in New York City. She has served on the Sundance Dramatic Jury as well as the AFI Film Festival Jury. Nancy Schreiber is currently teaching advanced cinematography at American Film Institute and has guest lectured frequently in all of the New York and Los Angeles Film Schools . She serves on the Board of Governors of the American Society Of Cinematographers, the board of Women In Film Foundation, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.

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Nancy Screiber ASC

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Picture by: Steve Weiss