California preps for location manager awards
The city of Glendale north of Los Angeles is preparing to host the 3rd Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards this weekend.
The awards recognise the work of location managers and film commissions over the past year in both contemporary and period-set movies, television and commercials.
Individuals and teams nominated this year include Klaus Darrelmann, Markus Bensch and Jason Farrar for Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies (pictured), which filmed in New York, Germany and Poland.
Janice Polley and Julie Hannum worked on Michael Mann’s hacker thriller Blackhat, which shot in unusual locations in Indonesia and Malaysia.
S Todd Christensen and Shani Orona worked on cartel thriller Sicario while Christian Diaz de Bedoya was involved with drama spinoff Better Call Saul. Both productions filmed in New Mexico and are nominated in the film and TV categories, respectively, while the Albuquerque Film Office is up for commission of the year.
Nominations for period productions include Simon Crook and Paul Tomlinson who worked on George Miller’s future-set action film Mad Max: Fury Road that shot extensively in the deserts of Namibia. The second series of the 1970s-set Fargo has also received a nod for its locations professionals Matt Palmer and Rob Hilton who organised the Calgary shoot, doubling the city for the northern US.
The awards ceremony will be held this Saturday evening (23 April 2016) at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Honorary awards will also recognise individuals in categories including Trailblazer and Lifetime Achievement.
For more information on this year’s LMGI Awards, and for a full list of the nominees, click here.
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