The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 5th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) on Saturday. The Motion Picture winners were "Dunkirk" (filmed at the French location of the real evacuation and Malo-les- Bains) and "Baby Driver" (shot on locations throughout Atlanta). The Television Series winners were "Game of Thornes" (filmed in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta and other locations) and "Ozark" (shot in seven areas in Atlanta). The LMGI Awards spotlight international features, television and commercials in which the creative use of filming locations set the tone, enrich the character and enhance the narrative. The black-tie awards ceremony and reception took place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale before an audience of 500, including LMGI members, industry executives and press. Comedian Jonah Ray ("The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail", "Mystery Science Theater 300: The Return") served as host.
Writer/Producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Avatar, Terminator Genisys) presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Canadian Location Manager Rino Pace (LMGI) ("Inception", "Deadpool", "Unforgiven"). New York Location pro Jimmy Ayoub (LMGI) presented the 2018 Trailblazer Award to New York Location Manager Josh Karan LMGI (Founder, ALSAM).
Additional presenters included Tracie Thoms ("Devil Wears Prada", "Rent"), Dennis Haysbert ("24", "Far From Heaven") and Kevin Daniels ("Ladder 49"). Location Managers Mandie Dillin (LMGI) ("Interstellar", "Inception", "Iron Man") and David Doumeng (LMGI), both past LMGI Award winners, also presented awards at the gala along with Lori A. Balton (LMGI) ("A Wrinkle In Time", "Downsizing", "Jack Ryan", "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"), founder and past president of the LMGI and the winner of the 2017 Trailblazer Award for being the first Location Professional accepted into the Academy.
LMGI AWARDS HONOREES:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Rino Pace LMGI ("Inception", "Deadpool", "Unforgiven")
TRAILBLAZER AWARD: Josh Karan (LMGI) (Founder, ALSAM)
LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES:
"Game of Thrones" – Robert Boake (LMGI), Matt Jones (LMGI), Tate Araez Guzman (LMGI)
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES:
"Ozark" – Wes Hagan (LMGI), Kevin Dowling (LMGI), Patrick Rofoli
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION:
Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment - Baby Driver
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL:
Volkswagen: Atlas – Charlie Love (LMGI), Jof Hanwright (LMGI), John Hutchinson (LMGI)
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FILM:
"Dunkirk" – Ben Piltz, Arnaud Kaiser
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FILM:
"Baby Driver" – Doug Dresser (LMGI), Kyle Hinshaw (LMGI)
Producers of this year’s LMGI Awards are Co-Chairpersons LMGI President Eric Klosterman and Robin Citrin.
Film Commission Poland is a member of the Location Managers Guild International.