The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 9th Annual LMGI Awards on August 27. The Motion Picture winners were HOUSE OF GUCCI (filmed throughout Italy in Milan, Lake Como, and the Italian Alps) and NO TIME TO DIE (filmed in London, Norway, Jamaica, The Faroe Islands and Italy). The Television Series winners were “SUCCESSION” (filmed throughout New York State and Italy), “STRANGER THINGS” (shot in Atlanta, Georgia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Vilnius, Lithuania) and “STATION ELEVEN” (filmed around Ontario, Canada and Chicago, Illinois). The awards ceremony and reception took place at the Los Angeles Center Studios before an audience of 400, including LMGI members, industry executives and press.
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.
Actor Paul Scheer (“Black Monday,” “How Did This Get Made?”) opened the show with his witty humor. Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese, considered one of the most prominent and influential filmmakers working today, received the prestigious Eva Monley Award, honoring his more than 50 years of extraordinary award-winning work, presented by Location Manager Mike Fantasia (Top Gun, Maverick).
British actor Orlando Bloom, whose role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador shed light on the plight of Ukrainian children forced to evacuate their country amid the ongoing Russian invasion, was bestowed with the esteemed LMGI Humanitarian Award, presented by Megan Henderson, co-anchor of “KTLA Morning News.”
Production Designer and longtime friend Clay Griffith (Jerry Maguire) presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to 35-year veteran Location Manager John Panzarella, LMGI (Midnight Run, L.A. Confidential, The Italian Job, Vice). Location Manager and LMGI 1st Vice President Alison Taylor bestowed the 2022 Trailblazer Award to Joanelle Romero, Founder and President of Red Nation Celebration Institute, honoring the RNCI’s trailblazing initiatives to promote inclusivity in the film industry and bring revenue to Native communities. Bird Singer Zion White performed a historic indigenous song.
Additional presenters included Emmy®-winning/Oscar®-nominated actor James Cromwell (“American Horror Story: Asylum,” The Longest Yard, L.A. Confidential, Babe), Alexis Floyd (“Inventing Anna,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Amy Hill (Mack and Rita, Fifty First Dates, “Mom”) and Kate Linder (“The Young and Restless”), among others.
2022 LMGI AWARDS HONOREES:
EVA MONLEY AWARD
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
John Panzarella, LMGI (Midnight Run, L.A. Confidential, The Italian Job, Vice)
Red Nation Celebration Institute
2022 LMGI AWARDS WINNERS:
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
“Stranger Things” – Season 4
Tony Holley, Kyle A. Carey, John Lucas, Jonas Spokas, Vytautas Riabovas
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
“Succession” – Season 3
Paul Eskenazi, Enrico Latella
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A TELEVISION SERIAL PROGRAM, ANTHOLOGY, OR LIMITED SERIES
Srdjan Vilotijevic, Elmer Jones, Stefan Nikolov, Stuart Berberich
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A PERIOD FILM
House of Gucci – Elisabetta Tomasso, Piernicola (Betta) Pinnola
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A CONTEMPORARY FILM
No Time to Die – Charlie Hayes, Mandy Sharpe, Ben Piltz, Matthew Clarke, Duncan Broadfoot
OUTSTANDING FILM COMMISSION
Oklahoma Film & Music Office (“Reservation Dogs“)
Tava Maloy Sofsky
OUTSTANDING LOCATIONS IN A COMMERCIAL
Crown Royal: Kickoff with Crown
This year’s awards are produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly Goldstein. Chair of this year’s LMGI Awards is John Rakich, LMGI President. Further inquiries regarding the LMGI Awards may be directed to email@example.com.
The LMGI Awards are sponsored by Title: Studio Air Conditioning; Diamond: Board Brothers, Inc., Netflix; Platinum: Sunset Studios, Trilith Studios, Wrigley Media Group, 123 Spirits; Gold: Balloo Hire Centres, Classic Tents & Events, Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS), FilmLA, Honolulu Film Office, Toni Maier On Location, Inc., William F. White International Inc.; Silver: Film US Virgin Islands, Fresco Film Services – Spain & Portugal, Giggster, Hollywood Locations, Inland Empire Film Services, Los Angeles Center Studios, Magic Rentals, Production Security Services, Reel Health & Reel Security, Reel Waste & Recycling, Riverside County Film Commission, Skye Rentals, Teamsters Local 399, The Royal Film Commission – Jordan, Universal Studios Stages & Backlot, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites; Bronze: A-Zone Trailers, California Film Commission, Directors Guild of Canada-British Columbia; Directors Guild of Canada-Ontario; El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film & Media Office; ON-SET Displays, Pacific Production Services, Pacific Traffic Control, Placer-Lake Tahoe Film, Savannah Regional Film Commission, The Location Portal; Media Sponsors: The Hollywood Reporter, The Location Guide, SHOOT Magazine, Variety.