Location managers honoured at major awards
The second annual Location Managers Guild of America awards take place on Saturday March 7, recognising the talents of location managers and scouts throughout the entertainment industry.
This year’s event takes place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, and covers feature film, TV and commercials production.
Interestingly, the categories honour work on projects with different time settings: Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film includes nominations for the location managers’ efforts on films such as Gone Girl (Rick Schuler and Steve Mapel) and Nightcrawler (Curtis Collins and Mike Brewer), while Outstanding Locations in a Period Film covers titles such as The Grand Budapest Hotel (Klaus Darrelmann) and The Imitation Game (David Broder and Richard George).
A similar distinction is made in the TV categories, with nominations including Batou Chandler for True Detective under the Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series section and John Johnston for Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series.
Commercials are represented in two categories: Outstanding Locations in a Single Commercial and Outstanding Locations in a Commercial Campaign.
Among the other categories is Outstanding Film Commission, which recognises the vital work involved in facilitating location filming around the world. Nominees are: Chicago Film Office; City of Long Beach Office of Special Events and Filming; Film in Iceland; Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television and the Royal Film Commission of Jordan.