Gary Baum, ASC

Gary Baum is currently in his 39th year in camera, starting out as a film loader at Lorimar at the MGM Studios.

His camera assistant and camera operator credits include The A-Team, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., Die Hard II, Friends and Will & Grace.

Having moved up to Director of Photography on Will & Grace in 2005, his current projects are Will & Grace and Man with a Plan.

Gary Baum is currently in his 39th year in camera, starting out as a film loader at Lorimar at the MGM Studios.

His camera assistant and camera operator credits include The A-Team, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., Die Hard II, Friends and Will & Grace.

Having moved up to Director of Photography on Will & Grace in 2005, his current projects are Will & Grace and Man with a Plan.

Baum has received eight Primetime Emmy nominations, and two Primetime Emmy Awards - in 2015 for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series for Mike & Molly; and in 2018 in the same category for Will & Grace.

Gary has served on the Creative Arts Awards Committee, Budget Review Committee, and as a Governor of his peer group from 2011-2013.

He is currently serving on the Engineering Committee and is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

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Awards & Nominations

11 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Will & Grace
  • "Accidentally On Porpoise"
  • NBC
  • Universal Television in association with KoMut Entertainment and Three Princesses and a P
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Will & Grace
  • "Family, Trip"
  • NBC
  • Universal Television in association with KoMut Entertainment and Three Princesses and a P
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2018
  • Winner
  • Gary Baum, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Will & Grace
  • "A Gay Olde Christmas"
  • NBC
  • Universal Television
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Superior Donuts
  • "Crime Time"
  • CBS
  • CBS Television Studios
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2015
  • Winner
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • Mike & Molly
  • "Checkpoint Joyce"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • The Millers
  • "Con-Troversy"
  • CBS
  • Amigos de Garcia Productions and CBS Television Studios
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • Mike & Molly
  • "Weekend At Peggy's"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum
  • Mike & Molly
  • "Molly's Birthday"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • Mike & Molly
  • "Victoria Can't Drive"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • "Pilot"
  • CBS
  • Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with MPK Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Outstanding Cinematography For A Half-Hour Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Gary Baum, Director of Photography
  • Gary Unmarried
  • "Gary Shoots Fish In A Barrel"
  • CBS
  • ABC Studios
Gary Baum on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
Gary Baum
2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
2017 Stunts Nominee Reception
Carolyn Ramsay and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
John O'Brien and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Gary Baum on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Gary Baum on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Gary Baum, Jakob Ihre and Television Academy Governor John Simmons at the 2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception at the Television Academy on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Gary Baum, Ava Berkofsky, and Television Academy Governor John Simmons at the 2019 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception at the Television Academy on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.

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Gary Baum accepts an award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Gary Baum, Christian Sprenger, Patti Lee, Donald A. Morgan, and Patrick Cady at the 2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Gary Baum, and Donald A. Morgan at the 2018 Cinematography/Lighting, Camera, and Technical Arts Nominee Reception on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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George Mooradian, Joseph Calloway, Jordan Calloway and Television Academy Governor Gary Baum attend The Television Academy's 2017 Cinematographers, Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Emmy Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Ruben Preti, Tiffany Chandon and Television Academy Governor Gary Baum attend The Television Academy's 2017 Cinematographers, Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Emmy Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Host, nominee, and Television Academy Governor Gary Baum and Steven A. Jones attend The Television Academy's 2017 Cinematographers, Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Emmy Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Cinematographers and Technical Arts Nominee Reception
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Host, nominee, and Television Academy Governor Gary Baum and Steven A. Jones attend The Television Academy's 2017 Cinematographers, Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Emmy Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Stunts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Gary Baum and John O'Brien seen at the Television Academy stunts nominee reception at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Carolyn Ramsay and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Carolyn Ramsay and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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John O'Brien and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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John O'Brien and Gary Baum at the Cinematographers/Electronic Production Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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