Welcome to the work of Nancy Schreiber, ASC.

Cinematographer

About

Nancy Schreiber is an award winning cinematographer based in both New York and Los Angeles. She came up through the ranks as an electrician and gaffer, working in commercials features and documentaries for such directors and producers as Martha Coolidge, Michael Hausman, and Richard Pearce.

Nancy Schreiber was voted into membership into the prestigious American Society Of Cinematographers over a decade ago, the fourth female in the organization's history. Well regarded in the industry, Schreiber was chosen as the director of photography on Visions Of Light, a stunning documentary on the art of cinematography, an early Hi-Definition Film.

Schreiber was honored with the Best Dramatic Cinematography Award at Sundance, with the film November, directed by Greg Harrison and starring Courteney Cox. Schreiber shared the Best Cinematography Award at Sundance for My America...Or Honk If You Love Buddah. She also garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography on the acclaimed Celluloid Closet for HBO. In addition, Schreiber was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Chain of Desire, and was recognized in 2000 by Variety as one of "10 DPs to Watch".

Schreiber has filmed numerous features which premiered at Sundance, including The Nines for John August, with Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis and Melissa McCarthy; Motherhood with Uma Thurman and Minnie Driver; and Loverboy, directed by Kevin Bacon, with Kyra Sedgwick, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, and Marissa Tomei.

Films Schreiber shot which premiered at Tribeca before their theatrical releases include Serious Moonlight directed by Cheryl Hines, with Meg Ryan, Tim Hutton, and Kristin Bell; and Every Day, directed by Richard Levine, with Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino and Eddie Izzard. Schreiber also photographed the critically acclaimed Your Friends and Neighbors for director Neil LaBute; the jazz film Lush Life starring Jeff Goldblum and Forest Whitaker; a YouTube web series for Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia; and American Gun, which garnered Independent Spirit Award nominations for Marcia Gay Harden, Forest Whitaker and for Best Feature.

Schreiber has two films in post production: Folk Hero and >Funny Guy, directed by Jeff Grace and featuring Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell, David Cross, and Heather Morris, as well as Kepler's Dream, directed by Amy Glaser, with Holland Taylor and Kelly Lynch. Silver Skies, directed by Rosemary Rodriguez with George Hamilton and Valerie Perrine is just hitting the festival circuit and should be released in 2016. Two films were recently in theaters: Between Us, with Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, and Melissa George; and It's A Disaster, a comedy with America Ferrara, David Cross and Julia Stiles, an LA film festival premiere 2012.

Schreiber is no stranger to the music world, keeping busy shooting over 100 commercials and music videos for recording artists such as Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Reba McEntire, Van Morrison, and Sting. She was the DP on the HBO/Amnesty International World Tour Film starring Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman. Her work can also be seen on the documentaries Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Paradise Lost 2 and 3 for HBO, Woody Allen for American Masters, the Dixie Chicks' Shut Up And Sing, and And the Oscar Goes To..., directed by her long-time collaborators Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

In the world of television Schreiber recently filmed the FX series Better Things, starring Pamela Adlon in 2016. She also shot the Spring 2016 ABC series The Family, starring Joan Allen along with Rupert Graves and Allison Pill. She previously photographed HBO series The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow and Christopher Guest's Family Tree; pilots for In Plain Sight for USA Cable/NBC and Filthy Gorgeous for Showtime, starring Isabella Rosselini. Schreiber also shot several episodes of The Client List for Lifetime, including the season three finale.

Schreiber was recently named the 2017 ASC Presidents Award recipient, and will receive the honor at their 31st ASC Awards gala in February, 2017. She was honored with the Kodak Vision Award at the Women in Film Crystal Awards and received a 2011 Athena Award in New York City. She has served on the Sundance Dramatic Jury, Los Angeles Film Festival Jury, as well as the AFI Film Festival Jury. Nancy Schreiber recently taught advanced cinematography at American Film Institute and has guest lectured frequently in each of the New York and Los Angeles Film Schools. She served previously on the Board of Governors of the American Society Of Cinematographers, the Women In Film Foundation Board, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.

Portfolio

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  • Full Reel

     

  • It's A Disaster

    Feature

    Director: Todd Berger
    Cast: American Ferrara, David Cross, Julia Stiles

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  • The Family

    ABC
    4 Episodes

    Directors: Paul McGuigan, Michael Offer, Colin Bucksey, Andrew McCarthy
    Cast: Joan Allen, Alison Pill, Rupert Graves

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  • Between Us

    Feature

    Director: Dan Mirvish
    Cast: Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, Melissa George, David Harbour

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  • The Nines

    Feature

    Director: John August
    Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Elle Fanning, Melissa McCarthy

    Sundance Film Festival selection

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  • In Plain Sight

    USA Network
    Pilot (Full Episode)

    Director: Mark Piznarski
    Cast: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller

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  • In Plain Sight

    USA Network
    Pilot

    Director: Mark Piznarski
    Cast: Mary McCormack,
    Frederick Weller

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  • The Client List

    Lifetime / Sony
    2 Episodes

    Directors: Andy Wolk, Allan Arkush
    Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt

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  • And the Oscar Goes To...

    Turner Classic Movies

    Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
    Featuring: George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Hudson, Ellen Burstyn, Helen Mirren

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  • A Short History of Decay

    Feature

    Director: Michael Maren
    Cast: Bryan Greenberg, Linda Lavin, Emmanuelle Chriqui

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  • Loverboy

    Feature

    Directed By: Kevin Bacon
    Cast: Matt Dillon, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Marisa Tomei, Sandra Bullock, Oliver Platt, Blair Brown

    Sundance Film Festival selection

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  • Shadow Magic

    Feature

    Director: Ann Hu
    Cast: Jared Harris

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  • The Comeback

    HBO
    12 Episodes

    Directors: Michael Patrick King, Greg Mottola, Michael Lehmann, David Steinberg, Clark Mathis
    Producer: John Melfi
    Cast: Lisa Kudrow

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  • November

    Feature

    Director: Greg Harrison
    Cast: Courtney Cox, James LeGros, Anne Archer

    Winner, Jury Cinematography Award, Dramatic Competition - Sundance FIlm Festival

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  • Every Day

    Feature

    Director: Richard Levine
    Cast: Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Brian Dennehy, Carla Cugino, Eddie Izzard

    Tribeca Film Festival Premiere

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  • American Gun

    Feature

    Director: Aric Avelino
    Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Forest Whitaker, Donald Sutherland, Nikki Reed, Tony Goldwyn, Garcelle Beauvais, Melissa Leo

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  • Lessons Learned

    HBO

    Director: Patrick Sheane Duncan

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  • Stranger Inside

    HBO

    Director: Cheryl Dunye
    Cast: Rain Phoenix, Yolanda Ross, Davina McFadden

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  • Filthy Georgeous

    Showtime

    Director: Robert Allen Ackerman

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  • Flakes

    Feature

    Director: Michael Lehmann
    Cast: Zooey Deshanel, Christopher Lloyd

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  • Your Friends and Neighbors

    Feature

    Director: Neil LaBute
    Cast: Jason Patric, Ben Stiller, Nastassja Kinski, Amy Brenneman, Catherine Keener, Aaron Eckhart

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  • Ghost Whisperer

    CBS

    Director: James Chressanthis
    Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt

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  • Serena

    YouTube - WIGS

    Director: Rodifo Garcia
    Cast: Jennifer Garner, Alfred Molina

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  • Nevada

    Feature

    Director: Gary Tieche
    Cast: Kirstie Alley, Amy Brenneman, Gabrielle Anwar, Kathy Najiimy, saffron Burrows, Bridgette WIlson, Angus MacFadyen

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  • Chain of Desire

    Feature

    Director: Temistocles Lopez
    Cast: Linda Fiorentino, Malcom McDowell, Grace Zabriskie, Seymour Cassel, Elias Koteas, Angel Aviles, Patrick Bauchau, Holly Marie Combs
    IFP Spirit Award Nomination 1994, Best Cinematography

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  • Dreaming American

    Feature

    Director: Lee Percy

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  • Commercial Reel

     

  • Debbie Allen Music Video

     

    Director/Choreographer: Debbie Allen
    Shot on C-500

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  • Motherhood

    Feature

    Director: Katherine Dieckmann
    Cast: Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver

    Sundance Film Festival selection

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  • Six Wives of Henry Lefay

    Feature

    Director: Howard Michael Gould
    Cast: Tim Allen, Andie MacDowell, Elisha Cuthbert, Jenna Elfman, Epatha Merkerson, Paz Vega, Barbara Barrie

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  • The Comeback
    (Episode 5)

    HBO

    Director: Michael Patrick King
    Producer: John Melfi
    Cast: Lisa Kudrow

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  • The Comeback
    (Episode 11)

    HBO

    Director: Michael Patrick King
    Producer: John Melfi
    Cast: Lisa Kudrow

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  • Spellbound

    Warner Horizon

    Director: James Frawley

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News & Press

October 2016 - The ASC

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Nancy Schreiber, ASC will be recognized with the Presidents Award for her contributions to the art of cinematography at the organization’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

November 2014 - Hollywood Reporter

Fugly - Movie Review. "Alfredo De Villa, who worked with Leguizamo on Nothing Like the Holidays, directs the unwieldy mix with energy, and the accomplished director of photography Nancy Schreiber gives the New York locations a low-key freshness. The sporadic use of animation by Bill Plympton is more whimsical-decorative than edgy."

November 2014 - Film Journal International

Fugly - Movie Review. "Alfredo De Villa's felicitous direction has a beautiful, improvisatory looseness to it, and also incorporates animated drawings, lending it a graphic comic immediacy. Nancy Schreiber's very handsome, deep-toned cinematography gives Fugly! a rich look, rare in indie comedy."

June 2012 - Hollywood Reporter

It's A Disaster - LAFF Film Review. "This movie makes the most of it's single location, thanks to the fluent camerawork of accomplished cinematographer, Nancy Schreiber."

Jan. 2011 - LA Times

Every Day - Movie Review. "Set in New York with Ned split between work in the city and life in the burbs, cinematographer Nancy Schreiber ("Your Friends & Neighbors," "Serious Moonlight") intensifies the distance between them - moving in close to capture the claustrophobia at home, and pulling back to create space and breathing room at work, with Ned awash in open space as things heat up with Robin (Gugino)."

Sept. 2011 - HD Video Pro

Cinematography, Schreiber Style. HDVideoPro discusses the nuts and bolts of shooting with DP Nancy Schreiber, ASC

May 2007 - American Cinematographer

ASC Close-Up. Interview with Nancy Schreiber, ASC

Feb. 2007 - Local 600

Member Spotlight with DP Nancy Schreiber, ASC

2005 - DVX User

DVXuser.com DP Interview Series: Nancy Schreiber

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What people are saying...

“Schreiber's extraordinary sharp lensing captures the distinctive yellow-brown palette of the Southwest.”Scorpion Spring, VARIETY

“Nancy Schreiber's slick and dark cinematography fuses the emotional electricity...”Kiss Me a Killer, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Her impressive long shots convey the vastness of the land...and her sensuous camera contributes immensely to the pic's sexual allure.”Girl in the Cadillac, Emanuel Levy, VARIETY

“Tech credits are fine down the line...Nancy Schreiber's camera, alert and textured.”Lush Life, Derek Elley, VARIETY

“There are mmoments of exquisite, sombre half-lighting, just right for the uncertain needs of its characters and one link up, of voyeurs at their windows is both the loneliest and funniest sex scene of the year.”Chain of Desire, A.L., THE NEW YORKER

“Nancy Schreiber's camera, her astute eye for color and composition lending a slick visual panache that puts the thrifty but amply-functional 1960's production design in a good light.”Deadbeat, David Rooney, VARIETY

“Nancy Schreiber's lensing superbly captures the colors and moods of Gotham...”Chain of Desire, Todd McCarthy, VARIETY

“With luminious, inventive cinematography by Nancy Schreiber, one of the few female cinematographers toiling in features...Lopez's first non-experimental feature film is audience-friendly, but determinedly provocative.”Chain of Desire, The Art of Film, LA READER

“[The film] possesses a flowing, graceful style and cinematographer Nancy Schreiber brings a burnished, moody glow to his sleek, sensual images of Manhattan.”Chain of Desire, Kevin Thomas, LA TIMES

“A disquieting power to the work - visual compositions are striking and well-photographed by Nancy Schreiber.”Chain of Desire, David Kronke, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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