Governor’s and Service awards go to Bruce Doering and Steven Manios Sr.
Los Angeles — The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) today announces recipients of
its 2016 Governor’s and Service Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Bruce Doering, retiring
National Executive Director of the International Cinematographers Guild (Local
600), will receive the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedicated,
consistent and enlightened leadership in the entertainment industry.
Steven Manios Sr.,
former president of Century Precision Optics, will receive the Service Lifetime
Achievement Award for his groundbreaking work in camera optics.
Bruce Doering (left), Steven Manios Sr.

The Governor’s and
Service Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented with SOC’s Cammy Award on
Saturday February 6th, 2016 at Paramount Studios.  The black tie event serves as a fundraiser
for the Society’s charity, The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los
Doering is
retiring from the International Cinematographers Guild after 30 years. He was
succeeded by Rebecca Rhine. He joined ICG as a business representative in 1985
and oversaw contract negotiations and immigration issues. He was appointed
National Executive Director in 1993. The ICG recently established the Bruce C.
Doering Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions advocating
policies and legislation favorable to labor workers.
Under Manios’
leadership, Century Precision Optics developed innovative periscopes, low-angle
prisms, video lens accessories and custom lens conversions widely used in
motion picture and television production. In 1992, he received a Technical
Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his
work in adapting zoom lenses for motion picture use. He also developed
specialty lenses and optical devices used by the military and the auto
For further
information about the SOC’s Lifetime Achievement Awards –
About the
The Society of
Camera Operators (SOC) advances the art, craft, and creative contributions of
the Camera Operator.
The SOC is an
internationally recognized professional honorary society. The core activities
of the Society are the annual SOC Awards, publishing the Society’s magazine
“Camera Operator,” and our charitable commitment to The Vision Center
at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
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