The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 10th Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday night where the Motion Picture winners were John Wick: Chapter 4 (filmed throughout Berlin, Paris, New York City, Japan and Jordan) and All Quiet on the Western Front (filmed in Czech Republic and Germany).
The Television Series winners were 1923 (filmed in Montana, South Africa, Malta and Kenya), The White Lotus: Season 2 (filmed in Sicily, Italy) and The Last of Us (filmed around Alberta, Canada). Icelandair Stopover’s “Easy to Stop, Hard to Leave” (shot in Iceland) won for Commercial and The Alberta Film Commissions and Calgary Economic Development for The Last of Us was awarded the Outstanding Film Commission Award.
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 LMGI is a professional international non-profit organization of location managers and not a labor union or guild.
Academy Award-winning director, producer and writer Steven Spielberg received the Eva Monley Award virtually, honoring his more than four decades of extraordinary award-winning work. Presenting the award to Spielberg was longtime collaborator and Oscar-winning Production Designer Rick Carter (Jurassic Park, Lincoln, The Fabelmans).
The 2023 Trailblazer Award was awarded to Location Scout and LMGI co-founding member Beth Tate (Twilight, Beverly Hills 90210), spotlighting her trailblazing work in the inception, formation and continued support of the LMGI as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, as well as her stellar location scouting career. Presenting Tate with the award was Location Manager JJ Levine (Eternals, Loot, The Company You Keep) and Location Manager Diane Friedman (Star Trek: Generations, The Circle).
Additional presenters included Jaclyn Philpott (AFCI Executive Director), Academy Award-nominated Production Designer Stefan Dechant (The Tragedy of Macbeth, Kong: Skull Island, Pacific Rim: Uprising), Academy Award- nominated Production Designer Jeannine Oppewall (L.A. Confidential, Catch Me if You Can, Seabiscuit), Director Patrick Cady (Interrogation, Bosch), Director Hanelle M. Culpepper (Star Trek: Discovery, Big Sky, True Story), and Emmy-nominated Filmmaker David Freid (Guns Found Here, High Chaparral).
The awards ceremony and reception took place at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica before an audience of 400, including LMGI members, industry executives and press and were produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media. Co-Chairs of this year’s LMGI Awards are LMGI President John Rakich (See, Shadowhunters, The Expanse), and Supervising Location Manager Robin Citrin (Barbie, The Gray Man, Shutter Island). This year also marks the LMGI’s 20th anniversary.
Complete winners list below.
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN APERIOD FEATURE FILM
All Quiet on the Western Front
Petr Růčka LMGI
Jan Ondrovčák LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM
John Wick: Chapter 4
Simon Daniel, LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
D. Zachary Heine, LMGI
Johan Van Der Walt
Joseph Formosa Randon, LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
“The Last of Us”
Jason Nolan LMGI
Mohammad Qazzaz, LMGI
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A TV SERIAL PROGRAM, ANTHOLOGY, MOW OR LIMITED SERIES
“The White Lotus – Season 2”
Piernicola Pinnola, LMGI
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
“The Last of Us”
The Alberta Film Commissions
Calgary Economic Development
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
Icelandair Stopover “Easy to Stop, Hard to Leave”
Jón Ólafur Lindsay
2023 LMGI AWARDS HONOREES
EVA MONLEY AWARD
The Creative Coalition
Dow Griffith, LMGI
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Beth Tate, LMGI