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ASC to honor Wheeler

Oscar nominee has numerous film, TV credits

Charles F. Wheeler has been tapped to receive the President’s Award from the American Society of Cinematographers.

The honor will be presented Feb. 18 at the 15th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Past recipients include documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, Robert Duvall, Douglas Trumbull and special effects pioneer Linwood Dunn.

Wheeler, who has 45 narrative credits as a cinematographer, earned a 1971 Academy Award nomination for “Tora! Tora! Tora!” His other feature credits include “Silent Running,” “The War Between Men and Women,” “Pieces of Dreams” and “Yours, Mine and Ours.”

TV credits include telepics “Incident on Dark Street,” “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” “The Day the Earth Moved,” “The Red Badge of Courage,” “The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case” and “I Want to Live,” in addition to series including “The Paper Chase” and “Life With Lucy.”

“Charlie Wheeler is one of those unsung heroes who spent his career shooting one good film after another, and he always had time to help his colleagues at ASC,” said ASC prexy Victor J. Kemper.

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