AllenDaviau will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) LifetimeAchievement Award at the 21st Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards in LosAngeles on Feb 18 2007.

Daviauhas earned five Oscar nominations in his career for ET - The Extra-Terrestrial,Bugsy, The Color Purple, Empire Of The Sun,and Avalon.

'AllenDaviau is still in the prime of his career, but he has already created aninnovative body of work that will stand the test of time,' Russ Alsobrook,who chairs the ASC's awards committee, said. 'He is an awe-inspiringcinematographer who has earned the admiration of filmmakers around theworld.'

'I'vespent a lot of time waiting for films that never happened,' Daviau said.'There have been some disappointments, but I consider myself lucky to havehad opportunities to work on so many successful projects with wonderfulpeople.'