5th Annual LMGI Awards Gala
    April 7, 2018
    at the landmark ALEX THEATRE
    216 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

    6:30 PM Press Check-In
    7:00 PM Red Carpet Arrivals* | Cocktails
    8:00 PM Show
    9:30 PM After Party

    Rino Pace and Josh Karan

    Honorees for the 5th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) were announced by LMGI President Eric Klosterman.

    New York based location manager JOSH KARAN (ALSAM founder) will take home the Trailblazer Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Canadian Location Manager RINO PACE (Inception, Deadpool, Unforgiven). The LMGI Awards spotlight international features, television and commercials in which the creative use of filming locations set the tone, enrich the character and enhance the narrative.

    JOSH KARAN will receive his award from veteran New York location pro and LMGI Board Member Jimmy Ayoub. The LMGI Trailblazer Award recognizes an individual whose efforts and innovations elevate the status of location professionals. Josh Karan works to promote change and make a difference. He originally got into the industry to make political films. Scouting provided the revenue for Public Issue Films, documentaries that “assist in the creation of a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.” Karan was involved with the formation of the Association of Location Scouts and Managers (ALSAM) in 1982 and his continued stewardship managed to herd production locations in New York long before the internet and email. Years later, ALSAM bi-coastal commercial scouts initiated the landmark relationship of LA Commercial Scout/Managers with Teamsters Local 399. That in turn led to the possibility of NY commercial scouts seeking a similar relationship with Teamsters Local 817.

    RINO PACE will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Avatar, Terminator Genisys). Pace’s career spans three decades of location management in film and television. His list of feature credits includes: Betrayal, Unforgiven, The Edge, Along Came a Spider, XMen2, I Robot, Assassination of Jesse James, Shooter, Inception, Man of Steel, Godzilla, and Deadpool. His TV credits include Altered Carbon, Sliders, Airwolf and The Outer Limits. Ever at the vanguard of taming Canada’s Wild West, Pace was instrumental in establishing the Western North as an opportune production environment. His work drew legendary directors like Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven), Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James) to the Albertan prairies and the producers of Altered Carbon to the dystopia that is possible in Vancouver. From finding the Fortress Mountain in the Rockies for Christopher Nolan’s Inception to the production of studio blockbusters like Deadpool and Godzilla, Pace is a linchpin in Vancouver production.

    Host Jonah Ray and presenters Dennis Haysbert and Kevin Daniels

    The ceremony will be hosted by comedian JONAH RAY (Mystery Science Theater 300: The Return, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail) on Saturday evening, April 7, 2018 at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale.

    Actors DENNIS HAYSBERT (24, Far From Heaven) and KEVIN DANIELS (Ladder 49) are set to present.

    The awards honor productions in feature films, television programs and commercials from around the globe, in which the creative use of filming locations enhances or helps to drive the storyline. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by Film Commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process.

    THE NOMINEES FOR THE 5th ANNUAL LOCATION MANAGERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL AWARDS ARE:

    OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
    The Crown –Pat Karam/LMGI, Robert Bentley/LMGI
    The Deuce – Chris George, Pat Weber Sones
    Game of Thrones – Robert Boake/LMGI, Matt Jones/LMGI, Pedro Tate Araez/LMGI
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amanda Foley-Burbank, Jose Guerrero
    Stranger Things –Tony Holley/LMGI, Kyle Carey/LMGI
    Taboo – Tom Howard/LMGI

     

    OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
    Big Little Lies – Gregory Alpert
    Black Mirror: Arkangel – Malcolm McCulloch
    Fargo Season 3 – Robert Hilton/LMGI
    The Handmaid’s Tale – John Musikka, Geoffrey Smither
    Ozark – Wes Hagan/LMGI, Kevin Dowling/LMGI

     

    OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION

    • Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment – Baby Driver
    • FilmLA – Bright
    • New Mexico Film Office – Logan
    • Visit Sacramento – Lady Bird
    • Vietnam Cinema Department – Kong: Skull Island 

     

    OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
    Coca Cola – Doug Dresser/LMGI, Stephenson Crossley/LMGI, Charles Furer
    Nike: Equality – Jenny Caloca/LMGI, Wilson Wu, Kathy Ruggeri
    North Face Ventrix – Beth Melnick/LMGI, Don Baldwin, Cristobal Fleischmann
    Richmond Tourism BC – Christian Laub, David Angelski
    Volkswagen: Atlas – Charlie Love/LMGI, Jof Hanwright/LMGI, John Hutchinson/LMGI

     

    OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FILM
    All the Money in the World Steve Mortimore, Enrico Latella
    American MadeMichael Burmeister/LMGI, Michael Haro/LMGI
    Atomic BlondeBea Beliczai, Klaus Darrelmann/LMGI
    DunkirkBen Piltz, Arnaud Kaiser
    MudboundWise Wolfe, Imre Legman
    Phantom ThreadJason Wheeler

     

    OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FILM
    Baby DriverDoug Dresser/LMGI, Kyle Hinshaw/LMGI
    The Florida ProjectStacey McGillis
    Lady BirdMichael Smith/LMGI
    Logan Maria Bierniak/LMGI
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriRobert Foulkes/LMGI

    Further inquiries regarding the LMGI Awards may be directed to Eric Klosterman and Robin Citrin at lmgiawards@locationmanagers.org. For sponsorship opportunities please contact LMGIawards@ingledodd.com.

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    PRESS CONTACTS:
    Cheri Warner l Erick Yamagata l Weissman/Markovitz Communications
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    AWARDS CONTACTS

    Eric Klosterman | Robin Citrin | lmgiawards@locationmanagers.org
    SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING CONTACT:
    Carol Skeldon l IngleDodd Media