ROME— Cartoni (S.p.A.) today announces that
Elisabetta Cartoni, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, has
been accepted as an Associate Member of the American Society of
Cinematographers (ASC).
Associate
membership in the ASC, the oldest continuously operating motion picture society
in the world, is considered a great privilege. Membership is granted by
invitation-only and based on the individual’s contributions to the motion
picture industry in general and cinematography in particular. Currently, there
are fewer than 200 associate members worldwide. Cartoni’s membership was
sponsored by Jon Fauer ASC, Kees Van Oostrum ASC President, Dante Spinotti ASC,
AIC, and a recommendation by Garrett Brown.
Elisabetta Cartoni
“It is a
remarkable honor to be selected for membership in the ASC,” said Cartoni. “I am
extremely proud to join the many talented artists and industry colleagues belonging
to this prestigious organization whose name is synonymous with the art of cinematography.”
Elisabetta
Cartoni heads the Rome-based company that is an industry leader in professional
camera support systems. Cinematographers and other camera professionals around
the world employ Cartoni fluid heads, tripods, pedestals and other specialty gear
in the production of motion pictures, television documentaries and news.
CARTONI (S.p.A.)
is a family run company founded in 1935 by Elisabetta’s grandfather, Renato
Cartoni, Director of Italy’s State Institute of Cinematography. Her father,
Guido Cartoni led the company for more than four decades, and bolstered it into
an industry leader. His pioneering efforts in the design of camera support systems
was recognized with the receipt of serval awards including an AMPAS Scientific
and Technical Achievement Award, ATIC Technical Awards and a SOC Technical
Achievement Awards.

Since 1990, under
Elisabetta’s guidance, the company continues to grow through a tradition of
innovative design. It currently holds more than 35 patents for camera support
technology and enjoys an international reputation for reliability, performance
and engineering excellence. Her commitment to supplying the world’s
cinematographers with forward-looking technology has helped to fortify CARTONI’s
place in the Hollywood community.
About CARTONI
Reflecting the state of the art in camera support
technology, CARTONI offers the widest product range in the
industry. 80 years of know-how and experience, innovative solutions,
patented technologies and the constant care of serving the professional in any
shooting situation with any camera, make CARTONI synonymous
with excellence in camera support. CARTONI currently exports from
Rome, its Italian headquarters, to 65 countries in five continents, with a
network of agents and distributors serving all major international users. CARTONI’s
mission is to guarantee the cameraman the highest possible reliability, freedom
and creativity in any environment.
CARTONI SpA – Via
Giuseppe Mirri 13 – Rome 00159 (Rm) Italy – Ph +39 064382002 www.cartoni.com
Contacts:
Steve Manios Jr
Manios Digital & Film
Cartoni USA
10663 Burbank Blvd.
CA 91601 NORTH HOLLYWOOD
(818) 760.8240
steve@maniosdigital.com  
Press:
Linda Rosner
ArtisansPR
310.837.6008

lrosner@artisanspr.com

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