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1st Annual LMGA Awards Signify the Progression of the Guild

03/29/2014 Beverly Hills, CA | The Location Managers Guild of America hosted its first annul LMGA Awards tonight at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills in a bold move to demonstrate the importance of the Location Manager's role in the arts and sciences of film and television production.

Garnering the attention of international and industry press outlets, the Location Managers Guild of America boldly stepped into the limelight with its inaugural LMGA Awards ceremony which was met with much fanfare. The presentation was hosted by actor/comedian Jamie Kaler and awards were presented by several respected industry leaders including Billy Crystal, actress/model/singer Shari Belefonte, actress Jackie Joseph, producer Harry Bring as well as AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.


The level of press interest as well as support from industry leaders who participated in the presentation as well as those who packed the house at the Writers Guild are tangible proof that the LMGA is growing in is mission to elevate the awareness of and respect for Location Managers and the role that they play in this industry.

Tonight's LMGA Award Winners:

The Eva Monley Award:
ALEXANDER PAYNE

The Humanitarian Award:
HASKELL WEXLER

The Lifetime Achievement Award:
SCOTT DEWEES

The Trailblazer Award:
SHERI DAVIS

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – TV Program
ROBERT BOAKE - "GAME OF THRONES"

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – Feature Film
ILT JONES - "IRON MAN 3"

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – Commercial
DAVID DOUMENG & CHARLIE LOVE - "NIKE"

Outstanding Location TV Program *
“GAME OF THRONES”

Outstanding Location Feature Film
“SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY”

Outstanding Film Commission
ALBUQUERQUE FILM COMMISSION – “BREAKING BAD” & “LONE SURVIVOR”

Acumen Services Group would like to applaud The LMGA Awards Committee, chaired by locations veteran Tony Salome, for their hard work, diligence and vision resulting in the overwhelming success of this event! Awards Committee members include Lori Balton, Marylin Bitner, Robin Citrin, Elisa Ann Conant, Russ Hadaya, Nancy Haecker, Marie Healy, John Grant, JJ Levine, Orin Kennedy, Kent Matsuoka, Debbie Page, Kayla Thames-Berge and Carole Segal

LMGA Board of Directors:
President: Nancy Haecker
1st Vice President: Tony Salome
2nd Vice President: Lori Balton
Secretary/Treasurer: Eric Klosterman

Board Members: Chris Baugh – Mike Burmeister – Mike Fantasia – Kevin Funston – Ken Haber – Chris Fuentes – Stevie Nelson – Carole Segal – David Lyons – JJ Levine – Welton Jones

LMGA Chairman Emeritus: Orin Kennedy

Administrative Director: Marie Healy





CLICK HERE to view the LMGA website
CLICK HERE to View Variety's story
CLICK HERE to view Hollywood Reporter's story
CLICK HERE to view Deadline.com's story
CLICK HERE to view TheWrap.com's story
CLICK HERE to view Deadine.com's story on the Sarah Jones remembrance at LMGA Awards

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