Across The Pond

Our exclusive monthly column from L.A on the latest developments in the industry

December 2020: Streaming ahead

In a jam-packed comment piece from LA, Mark London Williams shares insight into the future of film; streaming services and continued demand for content; and the techniques behind a selection of festive productions.

October 2020: Birnam Wood And Other Considerations

Mark London Williams writes to us from L.A. following this year's iconic and rather unique presidential election as he ponders what lies ahead for the industry in uncertain times.

September 2020: Comfort Is King

In the latest installment of his every-popular column, Mark London Williams writes to us from L.A. following this year's virtual Emmy awards which saw the winners accept their gongs from the comfort of their own homes.

August 2020: Volumes & Bathtubs

Mark London Williams writes to us from L.A. ahead of September's Emmy awards and catches up with DP Greig Fraser ASC on his Emmy-nominated work lensing Disney’s The Mandalorian in the latest installment of Across The Pond.

July 2020: A Return To High Office

It's election season in America and there's a new chapter at the ASC as Mark London Williams writes to us from Los Angeles in the latest installment of Across The Pond.

Haskell Wexler on the set of 1969's Medium Cool.

June 2020: Medium Cool

Mark London Williams' very latest column from L.A. features a remembrance of Haskell Wexler's speaks-to-the-moment classic Medium Cool.

May 2020: Stay Tuned

In his latest column, Mark London Williams writes from L.A. as the industry & world remain on pause amid the ongoing global epidemic.

April 2020: Stories From Quarantine

In his latest column from L.A., Mark London Williams writes of challenging & unprecedented times for the industry. Cinematographers from around the world also share their stories during the current global epidemic.

March 2020: Just One Language – Visual Language

Mark London Williams regales us this month with his Academy Awards experience, including a behind-the-scenes exclusive from winner Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC. In a packed column from LA, we also hear about the cinematic reboot of the NBC series Manifest from new DP on the scene Sarah Cawley, and words from winners at the Independent Spirit and Art Directors Guild Awards.

February 2020: At The Peak Of Their Craft

Mark London Williams steels himself for the Oscars by getting the vibe from L.A. at the ASC, Producers Guild and VES awards in a bumper schedule. Read on for comment and insight from the likes of Donald A. Morgan ASC, Joker director Todd Phillips, and the new ASC CEO Terry McCarthy.

January 2020: To Make The Drama Work

In his latest column from L.A.'s cinematography scene, Mark London Williams hears from ASC Lifetime Achievement honoree Frederick Elmes, Ed Lachman ASC and his connections with his latest project Dark Waters, plus Mihai Malaimare Jr. on shooting Jojo Rabbit.

November 2019: Light is a universal language

Reporting in from LA this month, Mark London Williams's indulgent column sees him speak to ASC International Award honoree Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC about his approaches across the oceans, Dick Pope BSC on newly-released Motherless Brooklyn and Spirit Award nominated DP Todd Banhazl about Hustlers.

October 2019: Growing Up and Maturing

Mark London Williams delves into Michael Cioni's recent move to leave Panavision and become Global SVP of Innovation at, chats to Paul Cameron ASC about his work on 21 Bridges and looks at the launch of the Steadicam Steadimate-S.

September 2019: Emmy Night Elation

Mark London Williams is catching up with some of the success stories from the recent Creative Emmy Awards, and hears from DP on Russian Doll Chris Teague and the VFX crew behind the finale of the epic Game of Thrones.

August 2019: Charting Through Emmy’s Waters

Over in L.A recently, Mark London Williams has been gearing up for the forthcoming Emmy awards, hot on the trail of a tremendous trio of nominated cinematographers, hearing from M. David Mullen ASC, Dana Gonzales ASC and Tony Miller BSC. Image of M. David Mullen - Credit: Nicole Rivelli