Cinematographers Guild Elects John Lindley President

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Carolyn Giardina on March 15, 2020.

Cinematographer John Lindley has been elected president of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) national executive board. His election follows the February 14 resignation of Lewis Rothenberg just slightly more than half a year into his term. Lindley will complete Rothenberg’s three-year term, to which he was elected last year after defeating longtime guild president Steven Poster.

A guild member for 32 years, Lindley was the second national vp and has served on the national executive board for 13 years. According to ICG’s statement, he was elected with an “overwhelming majority on the first online ballot.”

Also during the special vote — held online due to the coronavirus outbreak — first assistant Baird Steptoe Sr. (Congo, The Bodyguard) was elected as second national vp to fill the vacancy created by Lindley. …

THR 3/15

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