Awards! Bet you didn’t know there were so many given out during Awards Season, did’cha? Well, I’m here to help.
Today’s the final day for submissions to the Location Managers Guild Awards. What are those, you ask? Well, all movies need a place to film right? I mean, you don’t want to see every single scene shot in a soundstage. Location Managers are the people that scope out places to shoot scenes, make sure there’s adequate security (fire, police, and ambulance coverage too, if necessary), get the permits and basically do all the non-glamorous stuff so that directors, actors and the other artsy folks can do their jobs. They’re also the folks locals interact with, so when Film & TV people shoot here in B’more? Chances are you’ll run across a Location Manager doing his or her thang, and they’re the folks you’d talk to with any questions or concerns.
Yeah, I kinda think they’re awesome too.
Anyway, their guild is doing an awards presentation March 20th. Gotta admit these awards were a mystery to me, but now that I know the exist? I’m dying to find out who will win, and why.
Read on for the full press release!
LOCATION MANAGERS GUILD AWARDS
SET FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
TIMELINE FOR AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Submissions Close January 15th
LOS ANGELES, January 14, 2014 The First Annual Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) Awards Show honoring the outstanding and creative contributions of location professionals in feature films, TV programs and commercials will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Writers Guild Theatre, it was announced today by LMGA First Vice President Tony Salome. For submissions, rules and regulations go to: Rules & Procedures
The entry and voting timeline for the LMGA Awards Event is:
Wednesday, Jan.15: Submissions close for film, television and commercials
Friday, Jan. 31: Nomination balloting begins
Friday, Feb. 7: Deadline for Nomination Ballots
Wednesday, Feb 12: Nominations announced/Final award balloting begins
Saturday, Feb 22: Deadline for final ballots
Saturday, March 29: Winners announced at the First Annual LMGA Awards Show
These accolades were created to honor location professionals who excel in their craft and whose work is visually evident in the final product, said Salome.
Additional awards will be given to outstanding film commissions, as well as producers, studios and production companies for exceptional locations in feature films and TV programs. Honorary Awards, given at the discretion of the LMGA Board of Directors, will include the Humanitarian, Lifetime Achievement, and Eva Monley Awards.
As previously announced, submissions for consideration opened Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Active and retired LMGA members in good standing vote on the awards. The LMGA is accepting domestic and international nominations for works that demonstrate the significance of locations in supporting character development and storyline.
About the LMGA: The Location Managers Guild of America is an organization of experienced career professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries. The Guild promotes awareness of the goals and achievements of its members to the general public and within the industry through creative, educational, and philanthropic programs. LMGA members are dedicated to the establishment of professional standards of personal conduct and business ethics.
They support the formation of strong links with business members, governmental agencies and local communities.
The Location Managers Guild of America, founded in 2003, is a 501 (c) 6, non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and interests of members and relations with the general public, communities and industry partners. The LMGA is not a labor union. They do not represent Location Managers/Scouts in wage or working condition negotiations, leaving this responsibility to their unions.