Pusheck Lauded by Women in Film

By Bob Fisher

hollywoodnews.com: Cynthia Pusheck will receive the 2010 Kodak Vision Award at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on June 1.

The award is presented annually to a rising star in the galaxy of cinematographers. Pusheck is an native of Chicago, where she studied filmmaking at Columbia College and worked at a camera rental house. She moved to Los Angeles and began her career working on camera crews as an assistant and operator. Pusheck subsequently became a go-to crew member for underwater scenes in films ranging from Tomorrow Never Dies to Free Willie. She continued her education at AFI, where she focused on cinematography in 1995 and 1996. Pusheck was a recipient of the International Cinematographers Guild Showcase Award in 1999 and 2002 for her short films One Hand, Left and Ezekiel.

That annual event is designed to provide a showcase for the next generation of cinematographers. Pusheck’s eclectic and evolving body of work ranges from documentaries to independent features, episodic television series, including the 2007 to 2010 seasons of Brothers and Sisters, and underwater scenes for A Nightmare on Elm Street. Stay tuned: This is the first chapter in an evolving story.

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