Nancy Schreiber ACS

Nancy Schreiber is an American cinematographer known for her work on Chain of DesireDead BeatThe Celluloid ClosetNovember and The Nines.

Schreiber’s father sparked her interest in film, as he was a photographer, using 8mm and 16mm film. Schreiber studied at the University of Michigan, graduating with a dual degree in Psychology and History of Art. During her time at the university, she took photography classes and ran the Film Society’s theatre in Ann Arbor. After she graduated, she took a two-month film course in New York City, which started her film career.

Her first job as a Director of Photography was for a low budget Western film. During the 1990s, Schreiber taught advanced cinematography at the American Film Institute.   In 1995, she became an official member of the American Society of Cinematographers and was the fourth women to join it.

Schreiber has been on two film festival juries, the Sundance Dramatic Jury and the AFI Film Festival Jury. She was on the Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers and a board member of the Women in Film Foundation. Schreiber is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.