John Lindley elected International Cinematographers Guild president

Los Angeles, Mar 16 (PTI) Veteran cinematographer John Lindley, best known for 'Field of Dreams' and 'You've Got Mail', has been elected as the new national president of the International Cinematographers Guild.

According to Variety, the development comes a month after Lewis Rothenberg's departure.

Lindley will serve for the remaining two years and two months of Rothenberg's term.

Lindley said he is 'honoured' to be elected as president.

'I am also grateful to Dejan Georgevich for stepping in as interim national president and for the commitment and skill of national executive director Rebecca Rhine and the entire staff. Our leadership team will now continue the important work of our members and our union,' he said.

Rothenberg, who was elected over incumbent Steven Poster last May, left the post partly due to his refusal to change his legal residence from New Jersey to Los Angeles, as required by the local rules.

Lindley was the second national vice president of the guild and has served on the national executive board for 13 years.

His cinematography credits also include 'Pleasantville' and 'Sneakers', while his recent credits include 'Castle Rock', 'Unbelievable', 'Divorce' and 'Snowfall'.

Baird Steptoe Sr was elected to fill for Lindley as second national vice president. His feature film credits include 'Congo', 'The Bodyguard' and 'The Happening'. PTI RDS RDS