Now in its 20th 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 more than 200 honors. Learn more about our honorees here.
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