LMGI Awards Set for August 27, 2022

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has announced nominations for the 9th Annual LMGI Awards honoring the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. Winners will be honored at the LMGI Awards ceremony, returning to a live in-person event at the Los Angeles Center Studios on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The honors also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process.

This year, the LMGI Awards welcomed over 300 qualified submissions from around the world, each uniquely demonstrating how locations enrich the art of filmmaking.


Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series

– Season 3 – FX Productions/FX Network
Ian Hutchinson /LMGI, Rehya D Young /LMGI,
Kevin Dowling /LMGI, Chris Kennedy, Maarten Buurlage, Benjamin Hendriks, Pascal Ricuort, Jen Farris /LMGI

“Better Call Saul” – Season 6 – High Bridge Productions/AMC
Christian Diaz de Bedoya /LMGI, Kyle Kernan,
Dwight Harrison

“Reservation Dogs” – Dive/FX Networks
Chris Kucharski /LMGI, Shane Brown

“Succession” – Season 3 – Gary Sanchez Productions/HBO
Paul Eskenazi, Enrico Latella /LMGI

“Yellowstone” – Season 4 – Paramount Network
Charlie Skinner /LMGI, Dustin Daniels /LMGI,
David Zachary Heine /LMGI

Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series

– Season 2 – Shondaland/ Netflix
Tony Hood /LMGI

“Narcos: Mexico” – Gaumont International Television/ Netflix
Martin Corkidi, Horacio Sandoval

“Pachinko” – Media Res/ Apple TV+
Bong Hoon Cho /LMGI, Matt Palmer /LMGI

“SEE” – Season 2 – Apple TV+
John Rakich /LMGI, Keith Park /LMGI

Stranger Things” – Season 4 – 21 Laps Entertainment/ Warner Home Video & Netflix
Tony Holley /LMGI, Kyle A. Carey /LMGI, John Lucas /LMGI,
Jonas Spokas/LMGI, Vytautas Riabovas

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Season 4 – Amazon Studios/Amazon Prime Video
Amanda Foley-Burbank /LMGI, Jose Guerrero /LMGI

Outstanding Locations in a TV Serial Program, Anthology, or Limited Series 

– John Goldwyn Productions/Hulu
Nancy Haecker /LMGI, Madeline Bell, Cassandra McCarthy

“Inventing Anna”
– Shondaland/Netflix
Kristin Dombroski /LMGI, John Cefalu /LMGI, Youssef Abbagourram, Markus Bensch /LMGI, Damon Gordon, Maya Reid

“Station Eleven”
– Paramount Television Studios/Pacesetter Productions/HBO Max
Srdjan Vilotijevic /LMGI, Elmer Jones, Stefan Nikolov,
Stuart Berberich /LMGI

“The First Lady”
– Showtime Networks
Matthew B. Chamberlin /LMGI, Mela Rayne /LMGI, Renee Brock

“The Tourist”
– All3Media International/HBO Max
Sarah Abbey, Mark Evans, Maria Humphreys, Scott McCarten

“Under the Banner of Heaven” – Aggregate Film/FX Network
Matt Palmer /LMGI, Mike Johansen /LMGI

Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film

CODA – Apple TV+
Tim Gorman

Drive My Car – Bitters End/Janus Films
Satoko Nakagawa

Everything, Everywhere All at Once – A24
Kelly Stuart /LMGI

In the Heights – Warner Bros.
Samson Jacobson

No Time to Die – MGM Studios
Ben Piltz, Duncan Broadfoot, Matthew Clarke,
Mandy Sharpe, Charlie Hayes /LMGI

Top Gun: Maverick – Paramount Pictures
Mike Fantasia /LMGI, Lori A. Balton

Outstanding Locations in a Period Film

House of Gucci – MGM Studios
Elisabetta Tomasso /LMGI, Piernicola Pinnola /LMGI

Licorice Pizza – MGM/United Artists Releasing
Michael Glaser /LMGI

The Last Night in Soho – Universal/Focus Features
Camilla Stephenson /LMGI, Cat Ho

The Northman – Universal/Focus Features
Naomi Liston /LMGI, Gordon Wycherley, Thor Kjartansson

The Power of the Dog – Netflix
Sally Sherratt

Outstanding Locations in a Single Commercial

Crown Royal: Kickoff with Crown
Caprice Ericson /LMGI

Hyundai Ioniq 5: Spiderman Only Way Home
Leo Fialho /LMGI, Nate Taylor /LMGI, Chris Allen, Kyle Kaufman

OHRA: Don’t Worry About Ending Up Sleeping with the Fishes
Thijs Bolle, Tjarco Van Wijck

Renault: Megane E-Tech
Hernan Dal Maso, Jose Varamo, Ana Luisa Millot

Rolls Royce Black Badge: Embrace the Night
Dan Connolly /LMGI

Outstanding Film Commission

City of Brantford, Ontario, Canada
For The Handmaid’s Tale -S4
Kevin Dekok

Kingston Film Office, Ontario, Canada
For The Mayor of Kingstown
Alex Jansen

Hawaii Film Office & Maui County Film Office
The White Lotus
Donne Dawson and Tracy Bennett

Jamaica Promotions Corporation
For No Time to Die
Renee Robinson

Oklahoma Film & Music Office
For Reservation Dogs
Tava Maloy Sofsky

The Royal Film Commission, Jordan
For Zara Man
Justin Cooper


Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian, Trailblazer and the Eva Monley Awards which recognize and honors industry members who support the work of location professionals, will be announced in the near future.

The LMGI Awards are sponsored by Title: Studio Air Conditioning; Diamond: Board Brothers, Inc., Netflix; Platinum:Trilith Studios, Wrigley Media Group, 123 Spirits; Gold: Balloo Hire Centres, Classic Tents & Events, Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS), FilmLA, Honolulu Film Office,  Toni Maier On Location, Inc., William F. White International Inc.; Silver: Fresco Film Services – Spain & Portugal, Giggster, Hollywood Locations, Inland Empire Film Services, Los Angeles Center Studios, Magic Rentals, Universal Studios Stages & Backlot, Production Security Services, Reel Health & Reel Security, Reel Waste & Recycling, Riverside County Film Commission, Skye Rentals,Teamsters Local 399, The Royal Film Commission – Jordan, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites; Bronze: A-Zone Trailers, California Film Commission, Directors Guild of Canada-British Columbia; Directors Guild of Canada-Ontario;  El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film & Media Office; ON-SET Displays, Pacific Production Services, Pacific Traffic Control, Placer-Lake Tahoe Film, Savannah Regional Film Commission, The Location Portal; Media Sponsors: The Hollywood Reporter, The Location Guide, SHOOT Magazine, Variety.

Committee Chair of this year’s LMGI Awards is LMGI President John Rakich (Shadowhunters, Hemlock Grove, See). For information about the LMGI, visit http://www.locationmanagers.org/ or contact Erika Howard at awards@LocationManagers.org. For LMGI sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carol Skeldon at LMGIawards@ingledodd.com.


The Location Managers Guild International/LMGI is a global organization of career location professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. Through local commitment and international strength, we support strong relationships between production and government agencies, businesses, and communities. We promote awareness of our place in the entertainment industry as indispensable creative collaborators through a variety of innovative programs.  The LMGI was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(6), non-profit corporation as the LMGA and rebranded in 2016 to reflect its growing international membership. The LMGI is not a labor union and does not represent Location Managers/Scouts in wage or working condition negotiations. For more information about #LMGI and the #LMGIawards, visit www.LocationManagers.org or follow the LMGI on Facebook (@TheLMGI), Instagram (@locationmanagersguild), and Twitter (@TheLMGI).


Erika Howard · 310.967.2007


Cheri Warner | Weissman/Markovitz Communications · 818.760.8995


Carol Skeldon · IngleDodd Media · 310.650.8838