Location Managers Unveil Inaugural Awards Nominees

LMGAAwards_logoThe Location Managers Guild of America will hold its first-ever Location Managers Guild Of America Awards on March 29 at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills. Winners in six categories spanning film, TV and commercials will be announced, and the guild will bestow honorary awards including the Eva Monley Award, presented to an industry pro who has demonstrated ‘above and beyond’ support of the work of location professionals; a humanitarian award; and a lifetime achievement award. Here are the noms:


Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – Feature Films
Ilt Jones (Iron Man 3)
John Latenser V (Nebraska)
Rick Schuler & Steve Mapel (Her)
Andrew Ullman & Lori Balton (Saving Mr. Banks)
David Velasco (American Hustle)

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – TV Programs
Robert Boake (Game of Thrones)
Patrick Burn (House of Cards)
Christian Diaz de Bedoya (Breaking Bad)
Caleb Duffy (Behind the Candelabra)
Veronique Vowell (Scandal)

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – Commercials
David Doumeng & Charlie Love (Nike)
Dale Dreher (America’s Got Talent)
Kent Matsuoka (Mountain Dew)
Barbara Miller (Optimum)
Byll Williams & JJ Levine (Gatorade)

Outstanding Location Feature Film
American Hustle
Fruitvale Station
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Outstanding Location Television Program*
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
NCIS: Los Angeles
*(Six nominees due to a tie)

Outstanding Film Commission
Albuquerque Film Commission (Breaking Bad & Lone Survivor)
Film in Iceland (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
Film LA (NCIS: Los Angeles)
Long Beach Film Commission (Dexter)
South Pasadena Film Commission (Dexter)

    1. It’s about time actually. It doesnt have to be broadcasted, but only an ignorant person doesn’t understand the creative AND logistical aspects of a project that is very location-heavy. Its a ton of work, very long hours, serious negotiating, a creative mind (scouts), and a personality that is strong enough to withstand the bullshit they have to go through and persevere. It’s not just parking and bathrooms.

  1. It has to exist. In our business it’s not sufficient to be well paid or to feel a sense of satisfaction for having done your job well, we have to be publicly celebrated. I’m closely involved in locations, and I don’t know how in the world anyone is equipped to make a judgement comparing the accomplishments of these no doubt capable people without having been intimately involved with every picture. I don’t begrudge them a little statue, but it’s silly.

    1. I agree. It’s ridiculous and just self-congratulatory b.s. And I’m a Location Manager! We’re better off going into film schools and educating the next wave of filmmakers, not spending our time and money on this frivolous show. Sigh…

  2. What about CRIMINAL MINDS????……
    Each episode takes place in a different city and state around the country, but shot totally here in Los Angeles….

  3. Coming soon, The 1st Annual Dolly Grip Awards. Their award is a hand holding a handle and is called a “Grippy”. Of course, during their acceptance speeches, all these grips will use the time to complain about the production.

    Starting next year: The 1st Annual Animal Wranglers Awards.

  4. Is this some new NBC sitcom bound for failure? Because it can’t possibly be serious. The Location Managers Humanitarian Award? “Yes, he gave so much of himself when selecting the lobby of that building to shoot scene 19…”

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