“Hidden Figures” and “La La Land” are Motion Picture Winners
“The Crown,” “Westworld” and “The Night Manager” Win for Television Series
Oscar-Winning Director Danny Boyle, Location Professionals Lori Balton
and Stuart Raven Barter Receive Special Honors
The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards tonight. The event honored the outstanding and creative international contributions of location professionals and film commissions in seven categories of film, television and commercials. The black-tie awards ceremony took place at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank before an audience of 500, including LMGI members, industry executives and press. Dinner Party Download’s Rico Gagliano served as host.
Location Manager Chris Baugh (Steve Jobs, Passengers) presented Oscar®-winning filmmaker DANNY BOYLE (Slumdog Millionaire, T2 Trainspotting) with the Eva Monley Award. Accepting the award on Mr. Boyle’s behalf was Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyaz (Passengers). Founding LMGI member LORI BALTON (Seabiscuit, Inception), the first location professional to be accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was honored with the Trailblazer Award presented by directors Brad Silberling (Reign, Jane the Virgin). Art Director, Location Scout and Photographer STUART RAVEN BARTER (Thelma & Louise, True Romance, European Marlboro campaign) received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by long-time collaborator and legendary commercial director Joe Pytka.
Additional presenters included Amazon Studios Original Movies Head of Physical Production Mary Ann Marino, Netflix’s VP of Worldwide Physical Production Ty Warren and Warner Bros. Pictures Executive VP Ravi Mehta. Best-selling author and Bosch executive producer Michael Connelly and actor Amir Talai (The Pursuit of Happyness, King Fu Panda) and actress Katherine Von Till (Conan) also presented.
The award show afterparty included five themed-location areas with Game of Thrones, Havana, Western world, Hollywood glam and 50s diner themes. Said Amy Hilker, marketing for Warner Bros. Studios Facilities, “We are excited to host the LMGI Awards at the studio. We have a great relationship with location managers, and we appreciate their contribution to the filmmaking process. This was a collaborative effort using all the studios production resources from studio operations and special events to Master Chefs production catering.”
LMGI AWARDS HONOREES:
Eva Monley Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
STUART RAVEN BARTER
LMGI AWARDS WINNERS
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES ***TIE***
• The Crown – Pat Karam, Robert Bentley/LMGI
• Westworld – Mandi Dillin/LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
• The Night Manager – Tom Howard, Daniel Sampedro Palerm
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
• Royal Film Commission of Jordan – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL ***TIE***
• “Bulbs” (Macbook Pro) – David Doumeng/LMGI, Charlie Love/LMGI
• “This Land is Your Land” (Johnnie Walker) – JJ Levine/LMGI, Will Brewster/LMGI, Patrick Burn, Dana Hanby
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FILM
• Hidden Figures – Wes Hagan/LMGI, Dan Gorman/LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FILM
• La La Land – Robert Foulkes/LMGI, Steve Beimler/LMGI
LMGI Awards is proudly sponsored by:
PREMIER LEVEL: Netflix
GOLD LEVEL: Devotion Vodka, Film L.A., Langham Hotels, NBC Universal Operations, Newhall Film Locations, Premiere Events, Ready Set To Go, Reel Security, Reel Waste & Recycling, Samy’s Camera, Walt Disney Motion Pictures, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities
SILVER LEVEL: Blue Cloud Movie Ranch, Fairplex of Southern California, Film Fiji, Film US Virgin Islands, Gran Canaria, Hilton Worldwide, Marriot Hotels, Master Chefs Catering, New Mexico State Film Office, Pacific Production Services, Santa Barbara Film Commission, Skye Rentals, Teamsters Local 399, The Royal Film Commission of Jordan, Utah Film Commission, Venice Duck Brewery ,Vienna Film Commission
BRONZE LEVEL: Busan Film Commission, California Film Commission, Cast Locations, Classic Tents & Events, Film City, Film Commission Poland, Hint Water, Hotel Sofitel, Los Angeles Center Studios, Nevada Film Office, Oakwood, Palace Production Center, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Star Waggons, The Americana at Brand & The Grove, The Location Portal, Virginia Film Office; Weather Trends International
MEDIA SPONSORS: SHOOTonline, The Hollywood Reporter and The Location Guide.
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