Wes Anderson, Steve Dayan, Janice Polley, Brad Silberling and Amy Brenneman will receive honorary awards at the 3rd Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards, it was announced today by LMGI 1st Vice President Lori Balton. Director Wes Anderson will receive the Eva Monley Award. Head of Hollywood Teamsters Local 399 and former Location Manager Steve Dayan will take home the Trailblazer Award. Director Michael Mann will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Location Manager Janice Polley. Director Brad Silberling and actress Amy Brenneman will team up to accept the Humanitarian Award. The LMGI Awards honor international features, television and commercials in which the creative use of filming locations set the tone, create a character and enhance the narrative. Winners of the additional awards will be revealed during a formal ceremony, hosted by David Doumeng, on Saturday evening, April 23, 2016 at the recently restored Alex Theatre in Glendale.
The Eva Monley Award honoree is Oscar®-nominated director, writer and producer Wes Anderson, best known for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). Nominated for six Oscars, Anderson has also won more than 87 awards and received 115 award nominations. Eva Monley, for whom the award is named, was an intrepid location scout on many films, working with directors John Huston, Otto Preminger and David Lean (The African Queen, Exodus, Lawrence of Arabia).
The Trailblazer Award will be bestowed on Steve Dayan, head of the Teamsters Local 399 and former Location Manager, who skillfully cultivates strategic relationships with labor leaders, management, elected officials and the media, in addition to lobbying for California incentives. Dayan is best known for his work as a Location Manager on Family Man (2000), City of Angels (1998), The Cable Guy (1996) and Volcano (1997), for which he won a COLA Award for Location Professional of the Year – Features. His career began in the motion picture industry in 1978, and he has worked continuously in the industry for more than 38 years. Besides holding the position as head of Teamsters Local 399, Dayan is Chairman of the California Film Commission and on the executive board of Film LA.
Janice Polley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by longtime friend and collaborator director Michael Mann. Her long list of credits as Supervising Location Manager include Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Insurgent (2015), The Lone Ranger (2013), The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), Miami Vice (2006), Heat (1995) and Collateral (2004), for which she won the COLA Award for Location Professional of the Year - Features.
The Humanitarian Awards will be presented to producer, director, writer Brad Silberling and five-time Emmy®-nominated actress Amy Brenneman. Silberling is best known for A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), City of Angels (1998) and Casper (1995). Amy Brenneman has been nominated for three Emmys, three Golden Globes, a Producers Guild Award, and a SAG Award, among many others. She is best known for The Leftovers, Reign, Private Practice, Judging Amy and Heat (1995).
Sponsors include: GOLD LEVEL - Reel Security Corporation; SILVER LEVEL - Culver Studios, Fairplex, Pacific Production Services, Pasadena Film Office, Film US Virgin Islands, Santa Barbara Film Commission, Vienna Film Commission, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, and West Virginia Film Office; BRONZE LEVEL - Global Incentives, Executive Assurance Security, Pinewood Studios Group, R&B Realty Group, a California Limited Partnership d/b/a/Oakwood Worldwide, Reel Waste & Recycling, Riverside County Film Commission, Venice Duck Brewery and Virginia Film Office.
As previously announced, the nominees for the 3rd ANNUAL LOCATION MANAGERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2016 are:
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FILM
• BRIDGE OF SPIES (Klaus Darrelmann and Markus Bensch (Europe); Jason Farrar (New York)
• MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (Simon Crook and Paul Tomlinson)
• THE REVENANT (Robin Mounsey and Bruce Brownstein)
• STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Alison A.Taylor)
• TRUMBO (David Thornsberry)
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FILM
• BLACKHAT (Janice Polley and Julie Hannum)
• BLACK MASS (Charlie Harrington and Benjamin Dewey)
• CREED (Patricia Taggart and Dan Gorman)
• OUR BRAND IN CRISIS (Batou Chandler (New Orleans); Luis Estrella (Puerto Rico)
• SICARIO (S. Todd Christensen and Shani Orona)
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
• AQUARIUS (Michael Haro and Stacey Brashear)
• FARGO (Matt Palmer and Rob Hilton)
• GAME OF THRONES, SEASON 5 (Robert Boake and Tate Araez)
• GOTHAM (Keith Adams and Pat Sones)
• SLEEPY HOLLOW, SEASON 3 (Nancy Haecker and Ryan Taylor)
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
• BETTER CALL SAUL (Christian Diaz de Bedoya)
• BOSCH (Robert Paulsen and Paul Schreiber)
• MR. ROBOT (Demian Resnick)
• SENSE 8 (Marco Giacalone and Bill Bowling)
• TRUE DETECTIVE, SEASON 2 (Michael Chickey and Caleb Duffy)
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
• ALBUQUERQUE FILM OFFICE
• BERLIN BRANDENBURG FILM COMMISSION
• FILM LA
• MEXICO CITY FILM OFFICE
• ROYAL FILM COMMISSION OF JORDAN
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
• APPLE MUSIC - History of Sound (Peter Orth, David Henriksen, David McKinney)
• BUDWEISER - Lost Dog (Patrick Riley)
• CHEVY - Chevy Anthem (Sean Alquist (Los Angeles), Art Chalermphan (Bangkok), Daniel Fontoura (Rio), Jikesh Shah (Kolkata)
• FACEBOOK - Friend Request (Adam Butt and Wilson Wu)
• TOYOTA TACOMA - Let's Go Places: Countdown (Scott Logan and Scott Trimble)
Further inquiries regarding the LMGI Awards may be directed to Lori Balton and Robin Citrin at firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact LMGIawards@ingledodd.com. For tickets, click here.
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About the LMGI:
The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) is an organization of experienced career professionals in the Motion Picture, Television, Commercial and Print production industries. The guild rebranded in 2016 to reflect our growing global membership and focus. LMGI members are dedicated to the establishment of professional standards of personal conduct, safety on the set and business ethics. They support the formation of strong links with business members, governmental agencies and local communities. The Guild promotes awareness of the goals and achievements of members to the general public and within the industry through creative, educational and philanthropic programs. The LMGI was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(6), non-profit corporation as the LMGA. The LMGI is not a labor union. They do not represent Location Managers/Scouts in wage or working condition negotiations. Follow the LMGI on Facebook and Twitter @The_LMGI.