Changing the Face of the Industry 1 3 4 5 O 6 1. From left: Rebecca Rhine; Dr. Stacy Smith; Alan Caso, ASC; Natasha Foster-Owens; Xiomara Comrie; Tema Staig; and Sarah Caplan. 2. ASC President Kees van Oostrum. 3. John Simmons, ASC. 4. Smith presents her keynote. 5. Camera operator Michelle Crenshaw. 6. ASC associate Michael Keegan of Netflix adds to the conversation. 78 July 2018 American Cinematographer Photos by Willie Toledo. 2 n Saturday, April 21, the American Society of Cinematographers and the ASC Vision Committee hosted a daylong event titled "Changing the Face of the Industry" at the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood. Sponsored by Netflix, the event tackled head-on the challenges and prejudices that women and people of color far too frequently continue to face while striving to make headway in the motion-picture industry. The mission of the ASC Vision Committee - co-chaired by ASC members Cynthia Pusheck and John Simmons - is to "encourage and support the advancement of underrepresented cinematographers, their crews and other filmmakers, and to inspire us all to enact positive changes by hiring talent that reflects society at large." The standing-room-only "Changing the Face of the Industry" event brought together an engaged and truly diverse group that included filmmakers from all facets of the industry, as well as active and associate ASC members. The day included a keynote presentation by Dr. Stacy Smith, an associate professor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the founder and director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.