“Mission: Impossible-Fallout” and “Roma” are Motion Picture winners at the 6th Annual LMGI Awards
“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” and “Chernobyl” win for Television Series
Peter Weir, Michael J. Meehan & Hidden Empire Film Group’s Deon Taylor, Roxanne Taylor and Robert F. Smith Receive Special Honors
LOS ANGELES, September 21, 2019 – The Location Managers Guild International/LMGI announced the winners of its 6th Annual LMGI Awards, honoring outstanding creative contributions of film commissions and location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the world. The black-tie awards ceremony and reception took place at The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica before an audience of 500, including LMGI members, industry executives, international film commissions and press. AJ Gibson, talk show host on Hollywood Today Live, served as host.
LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime Video)
Michele St-Arnaud / LMGI, Arnaud Kaiser / LMGI, Peggy Pridemore / LMGI, Christian McWilliams / LMGI, Lori Balton / LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
Jonas Spokas / LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FEATURE
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Paramount Pictures)
Ben Piltz, David Campbell-Bell
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FEATURE
Horacio Rodriquez de Zamacona / LMGI, Claudia Puebla Monge
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
Nujeen Mustafa (National Geographic – Ready to Shoot)
Jose Aragao, Luis Santos
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
Film Otago Southland
KJ Jennings, Executive Manager
LMGI AWARDS HONOREES:
EVA MONLEY AWARD
Peter Weir (Witness, Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, Master and Commander)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Location Manager Michael J. Meehan / LMGI (Dead Poets Society, The Perfect Storm, Pirates of the Caribbean, Master and Commander)
Hidden Empire Film Group’s Deon Taylor, Roxanne Taylor and Robert F. Smith
The Motion Picture winners are MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (filmed at locations in France, UK, Abu Dhabi, Norway and New Zealand) and ROMA (shot at locations throughout Mexico City). The Television Series winners are CHERNOBYL (filmed at locations in Lithuania) and TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN (shot in Montreal, Morocco, France and Washington D.C.). 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.
Acclaimed Oscar®-nominated director Peter Weir (Witness, Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, Master and Commander) received the Eva Monley Award which recognizes and honors industry members who support the work of location professionals. Accepting on Mr. Weir’s behalf was Emmy®winning actress Holland Taylor (The Practice, Two and a Half Men, Legally Blond, The Truman Show). Oscar-nominated producer Duncan Henderson (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Dead Poets Society) bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award to Location Manager Michael J. Meehan (Dead Poets Society, The Perfect Storm, Pirates of the Caribbean, Master and Commander). Michael Ealy (Barbershop, Think Like a Man, 2 Fast 2 Furious) presented the Humanitarian Award to Hidden Empire Film Group for their philanthropic reach across the globe, deep compassion and active engagement in raising awareness of human rights and social issues. Executive Producer Roxanne Taylor accepted in person on behalf of herself, and management partners Deon Taylor and Robert F. Smith.
Additional presenters included Oscar and Emmy winning actress Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk, American Crime, Jerry Maguire), Joe Mantegna (The Godfather: Part lll, Criminal Minds, The Simpsons), Emmy-winning director Claire Scanlon (The Office, Set It Up, The Last Man on Earth) and Clara Le, Commercial Director The LocationGuide/FOCUS/makers. The program was produced by Honeysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly Goldstein.
The LMGI Awards are proudly sponsored by: PLATINUM LEVEL: Mixology 101, Paramount Pictures, Skye Rentals. GOLD LEVEL: Cinema Air Inc., Film Commission Poland/Polish Film Institute, Film LA, Fox Production Services, Honolulu Film Office, Malta Film Commission, NorthStar Moving Company, NBC Universal Operations, Reel Security, Reel Waste & Recycling; Warner Bros. Studio Facilities; SILVER LEVEL:Central Oregon Film Office, Film Fiji, Film Shasta/Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau, Film US Virgin Islands, Hollywood Locations, Los Angeles Center Studios, Mat Men, Occidental Studios, Pacific Production Services, Pacific Traffic Control, Production Security Services, San Diego Film Office, Teamsters Local 399, Zio Rentals. BRONZE LEVEL: Baton Rouge Film Commission, Calibu Maintenance Services, Cast Locations, Classic Tents & Events, County of Placer-Lake Tahoe Film Office, Fairplex, Great Dane Production Services, Harris Diversified, LLC; Hollywood Forever, Inc.; Hotel Erwin, Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission, The Location Portal, ON-SET Disposals, Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, SouthScout Locations, Spacefy, Inc.; Toni Maier-On Location, Inc. LIQUOR SPONSORS: Humphrey Bogart Spirits, Bandero Tequila, ABK Beer. MEDIA SPONSORS: Creative Handbook, FOCUS Show Ltd, The Hollywood Reporter, The Location Guide Ltd, Mogul Insider, SHOOT Magazine/SHOOT online and Variety.
Co-Chairs of this year’s LMGI Awards are Lori Balton, Mike Fantasia and John Rakich. For information about the LMGI Awards, contact awards@LocationManagers.org.
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