Winners Announced For Location Managers Guild Int'l Awards

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"HIDDEN FIGURES" AND "LA LA LAND" ARE MOTION PICTURE WINNERS AT THE 4TH ANNUAL LOCATION MANAGERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL AWARDS: Oscar®-Winning Director Danny Boyle, Location Professionals Lori Balton and Stuart Raven Barter Receive Special Honors

Last Updated: April 9, 2017 5:16 am GMT
(Los Angeles, CA--April 9, 2017) The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards tonight. The event honored the outstanding and creative international contributions of location professionals and film commissions in seven categories of film, television and commercials. The black-tie awards ceremony took place at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank before an audience of 500, including LMGI members, industry executives and press. Dinner Party Download’s Rico Gagliano served as host.



Location Manager Chris Baugh (Steve Jobs, Passengers) presented Oscar®-winning filmmaker DANNY BOYLE (Slumdog Millionaire, T2 Trainspotting) with the Eva Monley Award. Accepting the award on Mr. Boyle’s behalf was Production Designer Guy Hendrix Dyas (Passengers). Founding LMGI member LORI BALTON (Seabiscuit, Inception), the first location professional to be accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was honored with the Trailblazer Award presented by director Brad Silberling (Reign, Jane the Virgin). Art Director, Location Scout and Photographer STUART RAVEN BARTER (Thelma & Louise, True Romance, European Marlboro campaign) received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by long-time collaborator and legendary commercial director Joe Pytka.

Additional presenters included Amazon Studios Original Movies Head of Physical Production Mary Ann Marino, Netflix’s VP of Worldwide Physical Production Ty Warren and Warner Bros. Pictures Executive VP Ravi Mehta. Best-selling author and Bosch executive producer Michael Connelly, actor Amir Talai (The Pursuit of Happyness, King Fu Panda) and actress Katherine Von Till (Conan) also presented.

The award show afterparty included five themed-location areas with Game of Thrones, Havana, Western world, Hollywood glam and 50s diner themes. Said Amy Hilker, marketing for Warner Bros. Studios Facilities, “We are excited to host the LMGI Awards at the studio. We have a great relationship with location managers, and we appreciate their contribution to the filmmaking process. This was a collaborative effort using all the studios production resources from studio operations and special events to Master Chefs production catering.”

LMGI AWARDS HONOREES:
Eva Monley Award: DANNY BOYLE

Lifetime Achievement Award: STUART RAVEN BARTER
Trailblazer Award: LORI BALTON

LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES ***TIE***
  • The Crown - Pat Karam, Robert Bentley/LMGI
  • Westworld - Mandi Dillin/LMGI

OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
  • The Night Manager - Tom Howard, Daniel Sampedro Palerm

  • OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
  • Royal Film Commission of Jordan - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL***TIE***
    • Bulbs” (Macbook Pro) - David Doumeng/LMGI, Charlie Love/LMGI
    • This Land is Your Land” (Johnnie Walker) - JJ Levine/LMGI, Will Brewster/LMGI, Patrick Burn, Dana Hanby


    OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FILM
  • Hidden Figures - Wes Hagan/LMGI, Dan Gorman/LMGI


  • OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FILM
  • La La Land - Robert Foulkes/LMGI, Steve Beimler/LMGI


  • Producers of this year's LMGI Awards are Co-Chairs Eric Klosterman and Robin Citrin. For information about the LMGI Awards please visit LMGIawards.com.

    LMGI Awards is proudly sponsored by: PREMIER LEVEL: Netflix; GOLD LEVEL: Devotion Vodka, Film L.A., Langham Hotels, NBC Universal Operations, Newhall Film Locations, Premier Events, Ready Set Go, Reel Security, Reel Waste & Recycling, Samy’s Camera, Walt Disney Motion Pictures, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities; SILVER LEVEL: Blue Cloud Movie Ranch, Fairplex of Southern California, Film Fiji, Film US Virgin Islands, Gran Canaria, Hilton Worldwide, Marriot Hotels, Master Chefs Catering, New Mexico State Film Office, Pacific Production Services, Santa Barbara Film Commission, Skye Rentals, Teamsters Local 399, The Royal Film Commission of Jordan, Utah Film Commission, Venice Duck Brewery ,Vienna Film Commission; BRONZE LEVEL: Busan Film Commission, California Film Commission, Cast Locations, Classic Tents & Events, Film City, Film Commission Poland, Hint Water, Hotel Sofitel, Los Angeles Center Studios, Nevada Film Office, Oakwood, Palace Production Center, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Star Waggons, The Americana at Brand & The Grove, The Location Portal, Virginia Film Office; Weather Trends International, MEDIA SPONSORS: SHOOTonline, The Hollywood Reporter and The Location Guide.

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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 a 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, it does not represent Location Managers/Scouts in wage or working condition negotiations. For more information about the #LMGIawards, visit locationmanagers.org

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