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Captain Marvel recognised for California filming

Captain MarvelSuperhero movie Captain Marvel has been recognised for filming in California with wins at the California On Location Awards (COLAs).  

Ilt Jones, supervising location manager on the film, was recognised as Location Manager of the Year in the Studio Feature Film category.

Jones' team also received a collective nod for their work on the production, which had a reported budget of around $150m.

Captain Marvel has been one of only a handful of big-budget features to use California as a primary base in the past few years after receiving tax credit support in the region of $20m.

Shooting in California was an unusual move for Marvel Studios. The company bases most of its movies in Atlanta where the filming incentive support is greater and more readily available.

Boyd Wilson and his locations team were recognised in the Independent Feature Film category of the COLAs for their work on the Netflix movie Bird Box, set in a world whose characters must wear blindfolds to avoid a supernatural force that compels people to kill themselves when seen. 

In the One Hour Television category, Gregory Alpert and his locations team were awarded for their work on the HBO murder drama Sharp Objects, headlined by Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson.

Earlier this year California’s filming incentive support was extended through to 2025. Major upcoming shoots for the state include a new Star Trek series that will see the return of Patrick Stewart’s popular character Jean-Luc Picard.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in California.

Main page image: Media. Captain Marvel poster: Disney/Marvel Studios