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Nancy Schreiber is an award-winning cinematographer based in both New York and Los Angeles. She was the fourth woman ever voted into membership in the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers.

Schreiber was honored with the Best Dramatic Cinematography Award at Sundance for the film November, directed by Greg Harrison starring Courteney Cox. She also shared the Best Cinematography Award at Sundance for My America…Or Honk If You Love Buddah and she 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  by Variety magazine as one of 10 DPs To Watch.

Schreiber has photographed numerous films premiering at Sundance including: The Nines, for John August, with Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy, Hope Davis and Octavia Spencer;  HBO’s Stranger Inside directed by Cheryl Dunye, Motherhood with Uma Thurman and Minnie Driver, and Loverboy directed by Kevin Bacon, with Kyra Sedgwick, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon and Marissa Tomei.

Additional independent films she photographed include: Serious Moonlight with Meg Ryan, Tim Hutton, Justin Long and Kristin Bell , Everyday, directed by Richard Levine, with Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino and Eddie Izzard , as well as Neil La Bute’s Your Friends and Neighbors, with Ben Stiller, Catherine Keener, Aaron Eckhart, Amy Brenneman, Jason Patric and Natasha Kinski.

Schreiber’s work in television is currently being seen on Shondaland and ABC’s STATION 19.  Previously her work was seen on ABC’s The Family with Joan Allen and Alison Pill, and the FX show, Better Things, staring Pamela Adlon. She also was the Director of Photography on the HBO series, The Comeback, with Lisa Kudrow and set the look for pilots such as In Plain Sight, for USA Network.


Schreiber still enjoys shooting the occasional documentary, including CNN Films' critically-acclaimed Linda Ronstadt: Sound of My Voice and provided additional photography on Woody Allen for PBS’ American Masters, as well as HBO’s Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. Schreiber also has had a long career filming music videos including Pink Floyd, Billy Joel and early rap artists including Kool Moe Dee.

Schreiber taught advanced cinematography at the American Film Institute in 2010-2011 and has guest lectured at all the film schools in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She also served on the board of the ASC for seven years, was on the foundation board of Women In Film, is a huge supporter and member of Film Independent, IFP and IDA, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her cinematography will soon be seen on Starz’ P-Valley, airing June 2020.

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"Her impressive long shots convey the vastness of the land... and her sensuous camera contributes immensely to the pic's sexual allure."



"Accomplished director of photography Nancy Schreiber gives the New York locations a low-key freshness."



"Schreiber intensifies the distance between them - moving in close to capture the claustrophobia at home, and pulling back to create space... at work."



"Exceedingly strong production values for a low-budgeter. Nancy Schreiber’s lensing superbly captures the colors and moods of Gotham."