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‘The Bear’ Director of Photography Andrew Wehde Nominated for ASC Award

More accolades for the Chicago television community… and this time it’s behind the camera, not in front of it. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) revealed its 2024 Outstanding Achievement Award nominees in feature film, documentary, television and music video categories, and a hometown cinematographer is among the honorees. The Bear Director of Photography and DePaul University alum Andrew Wehde is nominated in the Half-Hour Episodic category.

What better way to get to know Andrew than to hear him share his experiences on The Bear alongside his talented crew?

Here is Drew at the latest Filmscape convention discussing his work on the award-winning FX series, sharing the mic with key members of his team, including Gaffer Jeremy Long, Key Grip Dave Wagenaar, DIT Thomas Zimmerman, Camera Operator Gary Malouf, and 1st AC Sam Knapp…

Click here for the full list of American Society of Cinematographers nominations.

What’s Next for The Bear

The show has been renewed for Season Three, as expected, and will begin filming in early 2024. The critically acclaimed and prodigiously nominated Season Two in Chicago premiered this past June, after filming in the Spring.

If you’re just arriving at the dinner table, here’s the trailer for Season Two…

The Bear was created by Christopher Storer (Ramy) and follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop – The Original Beef of Chicagoland – after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships.

And if you’re late to the feast, don’t sweat it. All episodes from the first two seasons of “The Bear” are now available on Hulu. Click here to enjoy the first and second seasons.

Mark Your Calendars!

American Society of Cinematographers award winners will be announced during the 38th Annual ASC Awards ceremony on March 3rd, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The event will be live streamed worldwide at theasc.com.

And don’t forget, The Bear is also sitting on a stellar thirteen Emmy nominations. The ceremony is scheduled to be broadcast on Fox this Monday, January 15th, with the Creative Arts Emmys having already been announced on January 6 and 7, at the Peacock Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, following a delay from September 2023 due to the 2023 Hollywood labor disputes.

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Photo Credit: Andrew Wehde by Chuck Hodes.

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