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Game of Thrones Wins Outstanding Location TV Program; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Wins Outstanding Location Feature Film at the 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards

Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler, Scott Dewees and Sheri Davis Receive Special Honors

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/14 --

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The Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) announced the winners of its 1st Annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment. The event honored the outstanding and creative contributions of Location Professionals in six categories of film, television and commercials during the black-tie ceremony at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of 450, including LMGA members, industry executives and press. LMGA President Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony with comedian Jamie Kaler serving as host.

Two-time Oscar®-winning director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne received the prestigious Eva Monley Award, presented to him by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, for his dedicated understanding of the power of quality locations to enhance a story. Payne is currently filming on location and was unable to attend.

Two-time Oscar®-winning Director of Photography Haskell Wexler was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award, presented by Billy Crystal. Wexler has been judged as one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history by an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its members. His groundbreaking film industry organization 12 On/12 Off supports his humanitarian efforts over two decades of promoting safe and responsible filmmaking for crafts people and technicians. He has won Oscars® for Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? and Bound for Glory and was Oscar®-nominated for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (with Bill Butler), Blaze and Matewan.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Commercial Location Scout Scott Dewees, presented by Jackie Joseph, for his eclectic body of work representing the highest level of professionalism over the course of his illustrious career.

Sheri Davis, Director of the Inland Empire Film Commission received the Trailblazer Award,
presented by Nancy Haecker, for her vision of focusing long-overdue attention to the world of film and TV Location Professionals, who play a vital role in the production industry.

Additional presenters for this year's awards included Producer Harry Bring (Criminal Minds, The X-Files), Actress Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Actress Shari Belafonte and George David (President, AFCI).


Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional - Feature Film
Ilt Jones (Iron Man 3)

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional - TV Program
Robert Boake (Game of Thrones)

Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional - Commercial
David Doumeng & Charlie Love (Nike)

Outstanding Location Feature Film
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Outstanding Location Television Program
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Film Commission
Albuquerque Film Commission (Breaking Bad & Lone Survivor)

2014 LMGA Awards Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film & Entertainment; Gold Level Sponsors: FILM USVI, Golden Oak Ranch, MRC, Pacific Production Services, Reel Security Corp.; Silver Level Sponsors: Big Sky Movie Ranch, British Virgin Islands Film Commission, Creative Artists Agency, The Edison, Film Offices of the Hawaiian Islands, I 25 Studios, Lacy Street Production Center, The Manor Hotel, Montana Film Office, Netflix, North Carolina Visitors Bureau, Oakwood Worldwide, On Location, Inc., Pasadena Film Office, Santa Clarita Film Office, TrueNorth, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, Western Norway Film Commission and Wyoming Film Office. 2014 LMGA Awards Media Sponsors include 411 Publishing, AFCI Locations Show, Below the Line, Creative Handbook, ShootOnline, Studio System News, The Hollywood Reporter and The Location Guide.

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.

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