Now in its 19th year, the California On-Location Awards™ (COLA) is the premier awards ceremony saluting location professionals, production companies and public employees for professional excellence while working on location in the State of California. COLA is a project of Film Liaisons in California, Statewide (FLICS), a group that seeks to promote and facilitate in-state filming. FLICS welcomes project inquiries and offers a variety of services to help expedite and assist productions.
COLA salutes Location Managers, Assistant Location Managers and Location Teams of the Year in an assortment of film project genres, plus city, county, state and federal Public Employees of the Year for their efforts to facilitate local filming. To date, COLA has bestowed honors on 92 individuals, 69 teams and 67 public employees. Learn more about our honorees here.
Perry King, 2013 Master of Ceremonies
Perry King’s versatile career includes starring roles in film, television and on Broadway. King first became a favorite with American TV audiences as private eye Cody Allen in RIPTIDE from 1984 to 1987. He also starred as Haley Armstrong on MELROSE PLACE.
Most recently, King has Guest Starred on the hit shows COLD CASE, WITHOUT A TRACE, HBO’s BIG LOVE and BROTHERS AND SISTERS, and THE MENTALIST. Altogether in his career King has starred in about 85 films, TV shows, and mini-series. King starred as “President Blake”, the President of the United States, in Roland Emmerich’s action-adventure film THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW from 20th Century Fox Studios, and received a Golden Globe nomination for his work in Showtime’s THE HASTY HEARTY. King made his feature film debut in 1970 starring as Shirley MacLaine’s brother in THE POSESSION OF JOEL DELANEY. Next he played a street gang leader in THE LORDS OF FLATBUSH. He then co-stared in Andy Warhol’s BAD. Other film credits include MANDINGO, LIPSTICK (with Margaux and Mariel Hemingway) and CLASS OF 1984. In 1991, he co-starred in Blake Edward’s feature comedy SWITCH.
After graduating from Yale with a B.A. in Theatre, King headed for New York, with a scholarship from the Julliard School, where he studied with John Houseman. King made his professional debut on Broadway, replacing the lead in CHILD’S PLAY. He appeared again on Broadway in Aaron Sorkin’s A FEW GOOD MEN. He performed in the off-Broadway productions KNUCKLE, THE TROUBLE WITH EUROPE, and the country-western musical JESSE JAMES.
Additional stage work includes roles as Cassio in a Washington D.C. production of OTHELLO, and Bassario in the Old Globe production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in Los Angeles. He also starred with Sandy Dennis in a L.A. production of Tennessee Williams’ THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE, working directly with Tennessee Williams.
Radio drama is also part of King’s repertory. He starred in all three of the National Public Radio STAR WARS programs as the voice of Han Solo, and in several EARPLAY dramas for NPR.
King divides his time between his ranch outside Sacramento and his home in Los Angeles. He has two daughters, one of whom is a surgeon at Harvard University. When not working, King focuses on raising money and awareness for Olive Crest Homes for Abused Children as their National Spokesperson. Perry was also recently appointed as a Director for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).
2013 Venue: The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills
The 2013 Awards took place on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Situated on the crossroads of Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards, The Beverly Hilton is nestled in the heart of all that is Los Angeles: where the entertainment industry meets fashion; Beverly Hills meets Hollywood. The Beverly Hilton is within walking distance from the pulse of Century City and Rodeo Drive. Downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, the Hollywood Bowl and the Los Angeles International Airport also lie nearby.
After scouting the ideal plot of land in 1943, distinguished hotelier Conrad Hilton hired Del E. Webb in 1953 to build his flagship hotel on the West Coast. The official opening was August 12, 1955. Owned by Merv Griffin from 1987 to 2003, Beny Alagem and Oasis West Realty LLC purchased the 569 – room hotel in 2003 and immediately embarked on a spectacular $80 million renovation, which was completed in 2007.
The Beverly Hilton has hosted United States Presidents and royalty from John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The hotel has welcomed heads of state, international business leaders and renowned Hollywood celebrities