Veteran cinematographer BillButler will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) LifetimeAchievement Award presented annually to 'an individual who has created adistinguished and enduring body of work'. He will receive his tributeduring the 17th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awardscelebration on Feb 13, 2003, in Los Angeles.

Butler has over 70 featurecredits including Jaws, Grease, Rocky II, III and IV and CapricornOne. He was nominated for an AcademyAward (with Haskell Wexler) for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in 1975 and has also won two Emmies (for Raid OnEntebbe and A Streetcar NamedDesire).

Previous winners of the ASCLifetime Achievement Award include Vilmos Zsigmond, Laszlo Kovacs, VittorioStoraro, Owen Roizman, Victor J Kemper, Gordon Willis, Conrad Hall and HaskellWexler.