Location Managers Honored for Outstanding Achievement

Location Managers Honored for Outstanding Achievement

from: Brendon Tom, P3update.com

The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) recently announced the winners of its 2nd Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards at an event honoring the outstanding and creative contributions of Location Professionals in seven categories of film, television and commercials.

The event was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of 500, including LMGA members, industry executives and press. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with Location Manager David Doumeng serving as host and The Troubadour Theater Company performing.

Renowned actress Alfre Woodard (“State of Affairs”) presented the Humanitarian Award to FilmAid International Founder and Academy Award®-nominated film producer Caroline BaronDebbie Allen (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Ted Lange (“The Love Boat”) presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran Location Manager Kokayi Ampah (pictured above. With a career spanning more than three decades, Ampah’s count of Oscar® film nods is up to 43. His collaborations include work with top directors on such iconic films as The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby (one of six projects he managed for Clint Eastwood) and Amistad, his second film with Steven Spielberg. Mentor to many and shining example to all, Ampah’s oeuvre includes Mystic River, The Color PurpleThe Soloist and Flags of Our Fathers. The hallmark of his work is making the locations became characters in the films he’s involved with.

PY7C5094.sizedFormidable Location Scout Marino Pascal (pictured right), creator of the archival forum for location professionals named Locolist, received the Trailblazer Award, presented by Steve Dayan (Teamsters 399 Secretary/Treasurer), for single-handedly revolutionizing the world of locations in Los Angeles. The first person to intimate what could be accomplished by sharing location information, Pascal’s development of Locolist unites scouts and managers in a community of shared knowledge. He set the bar for the presentation of location photography. Not content to maintain Locolist and build professional websites, Pascal has mentored hundreds of scouts in digital photography and image management. He was one of several driving forces that encouraged the growth of the Location Managers Guild of America.

Additional presenters for this year’s awards included Tony Denison(“Major Crimes”), “Kevin Clark”(AFCI Executive Director), “Harry Medved”(Location Managers’ Historian) and James Manera(Writer/Director and Award-winning Commercial Director).

Below is a full list of winners : 

Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film Wild (Nancy Haecker) 

Outstanding Locations in a Period Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Klaus Darrelmann) 

Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series “True Detective” (Batou Chandler) 

Outstanding Locations in a Period Television Series
“Boardwalk Empire” (Amanda Burbank and Audra Gorman) 

Outstanding Locations in a Single Commercial
COCA-COLA “America is Beautiful” (Jimmy Ayoub, Cyndy McCrossen, Peter Orth, Stephen Pherigo) 

Outstanding Locations in a Commercial Campaign RAM TRUCKS (David McKinney and Peter Orth) 

Outstanding Film Commission
CITY OF LONG BEACH OFFICE OF SPECIAL EVENTS AND FILMING

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