Roizman ASC prez, Kemper COO

Owen Roizman has been tapped to serve as next president of the American Society of Cinematographers. Roizman, an Oscar nominee for “The French Connection,” “Tootsie,” “The Exorcist,” “Network” and “Wyatt Earp,” was recently named the ASC’s 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award winner. He’ll receive that kudo at the org’s annual awards dinner on Feb. 23.

Roizman succeeds Victor Kemper, who is remaining on board as the ASC’s chief operating officer, a newly created post.

In the past few years, during Kemper’s tenure, the ASC took on an activist role with regard to advanced TV. The group was on the forefront of lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to accept a digital standard that would get films shown in their original aspect ratios.

Kemper told Daily Variety that the COO post will enable him to shoot more films. He has curtailed his lensing ac-tivities while serving as ASC president. His most recently released film was “Jingle All the Way.”

As COO, Kemper will oversee business activities pertaining to the ASC’s book and magazine publishing ventures, as well as other projects.

Other new officers include Steven Poster, first vice president; Robert Primes, second VP; Jerry Finnerman, third VP; John Bailey, secretary; Howard Anderson Jr., treasurer; and Richard C. Glouner, sergeant at arms.

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