2019 Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award

George Spiro Dibie, ASC
Director of Photography

George Spiro Dibie, ASC, started his career shooting documentaries and educational films. By the mid 1970’s he shot over fifty 90-minute shows. Some of his credits for television series and pilots include Barney Miller, Murphy Brown, Driving Miss Daisy, Room for Two, FYI, Trouble with Larry, Nothing in Common, My Sister Sam, Locals and many more.

Throughout his career, Dibie earned numerous awards including 5 Emmy wins and 11 nominations from the Television Academy. Other accomplishments include a 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Cinematographers Guild, the 2008 ASC Career Achievement in TV Award from the American Society of Cinematographers and the 2008 S.O.C. Distinguished Service Award.

Dibie is the first to serve as the National President of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600 IATSE for 20 years. He is a member of the DGA, the TV Academy Cinematography Branch and serves on the Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers and chairs the Education and Public Outreach and Fundraising Committee.


Credit: Photo by Kirkland

As Chairman of the ASC Fundraising Committee, George is responsible for securing donations from companies and individuals, including ASC members for the long-term health of the organization with a major focus being on funding for the historic Clubhouse.

Leading the ASC Education and Public Outreach Committee, which is the organization's major reach to emerging cinematographers and filmmakers, George arranges and hosts panels at the clubhouse and Cine Gear Expo’s annual Hollywood event. Each year George secures an amazing panel of members to support him at the “Dialogue with ASC Cinematographers” presentation which is always a highlight and filled-to-capacity event at Cine Gear Expo.

George truly embodies commitment to education and knowledge transfer and he devotes a great deal of time to this endeavor.

The Cine Gear Expo 2019 Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to George Spiro Dibie, ASC in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to advancing the art and craft of cinematography. The presentation will take place on Friday, May 31 at the VIP Industry Awards Reception at The Paramount Theater Paseo Grounds.