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Don Burgess, ASC Chats Live On

Don Burgess, ASC will participate in a live Internet chat on the

International Cinematographers Guild’s (ICG) website

on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. (PST). The monthly Internet chats are a popular forum sponsored by ICG for its 6,000 nation-wide members, students, journalists, other filmmakers and fans around the world.

Burgess won a Cable Ace Award for “Breaking Point” in 1989, and an ASC Outstanding Achievement Award the following year for “The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson.” He was the second unit cinematographer for “Back to the Future Part Two,” “Backdraft,” “The Rookie,” “Batman Returns” and “Death Becomes Her” in the early 1990s. He earned Oscar and ASC Outstanding Achievement Award nominations for “Forrest Gump” in 1994. His subsequent feature credits include “Richie Rich,” “Contact,” “What Lies Beneath,” “Cast Away,” “Spider-Man,” “Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines,” “Radio,” “The Polar Express,” “13 Going on 30” and “Christmas With the Kranks.”

A background interview and articles about Burgess are posted on

along with interviews and chats with past guest cinematographers.