California On Location Awards Finalists Announced by

Film Liaisons in California Statewide

 Awards acknowledge excellence in on location film work throughout California

Los Angeles, California - August 21, 2015 - As the milestone 21st annual California On Location Awards (COLA) which honors the vital contributions of location professionals in film and television production approaches on October 11, 2015, the Film Liaisons In California Statewide (FLICS) have announced finalists in the various awards categories. From this field of worthy professionals who have done exemplary work, a judging panel of entertainment industry members selects the final award recipients to be revealed at the COLA ceremony. Public employees are also honored for their valuable assistance in going above-and-beyond to facilitate production in their jurisdictions. The COLAs will be presented during a gala red carpet ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel before a large audience of show business professionals, studio executives and community leaders.

Since its origin in 1995 this award ceremony has grown each year in prestige now having found a long term home at the Beverly Hilton, scene of the Golden Globes and many historic Hollywood events. As a premier awards program and the first to honor location work, COLA is a signature event of the Film Liaisons In California Statewide (FLICS), a professional organization of 42 regional film offices and film commissions throughout

the state.

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FLICS film offices have taken a leadership role in promoting California's entertainment industry and they provide valuable location support and resources to the state's production industry. Learn more about the FLICS at www.filmcalifornia.com .

FINALISTS FOR THE 2015 CALIFORNIA ON LOCATION AWARDS FOR LOCATION PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR ARE:

Location Professional - Commercials

Budweiser -“ Lost Dog” - Patrick Riley

Gap - “Dress Normal” - Rick Schuler

Gymkhana 7 "Wild In the Streets of Los Angeles" - Justin Besemer

Location Professional - Half Hour Television

“Modern Family” - Jordana Kronen

“The Brink” - Jason Kaplon

“The Mindy Project” - Michelle Latham

Location Professional - One Hour Television

“Agent Carter” - Nancy Haecker

“Code Black” - Brian Haynes

“State of Affairs” - Duffy Taylor

Location Professional - Reality Television

“Divine Intervention” - John Grant

“Gold Mountain” - Robin Kincade

“Street Outlaws” - J Michael Percival

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Location Professional - Music Video

Run the Jewels “Close Your Eyes” - Chris Gutierrez    

“SIA with Heidi Klum” - Dale Dreher    

U2 “Song for Someone” - Chris Gutierrez

Location Professional - Print Advertising Campaigns

CHASE “Private Client” - Dale Dreher

Details Magazine (Brad Pitt) - Brenda Ferrell

The GAP “Hello India” - Brenda Ferrell

Location Professional - Studio Feature Film

“Arms and the Dudes” - Ken Lavet

“Steve Jobs” - Chris Baugh

“The Perfect Guy” - Brian O'Neill

Location Professional - Independent Feature Film

“Sweet Life” - Dan Cooley

“The Bad Batch” - Dave Conway

“The Secret In Their Eyes” - Ralph Coleman

                 

TEAMSTERS 399 ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Assistant Location Manager of The Year - Television

Justin Healy - “CSI Cyber”

David Park - “Westworld”

Dorion Thomas - “NCIS LA”

Marta Tomkiw - “Modern Family”

Assistant Location Manager of The Year - Feature Films

Hektor Larios - “Straight Outta Compton”

Mike Shanahan - “Lowriders”

Greg Tapscott - “Ridealong 2”

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MANY PRODUCTIONS ARE VERY COMPLEX AND REQUIRE THE EFFORTS OF A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS WITHIN THE LOCATION DEPARTMENT. THE FOLOWING ARE THE FINALISTS IN THE TEAM CATAGORY.

LOCATION TEAM - COMMERCIALS

Team for Google ATAP “HELP!!!”

Doug Dresser - Location Manager : First Phase of the Google Job

David Israel - Location Manager : Second Phase of the Google Job

Rick Schuler - Location Manager : Third Phase of the Google Job

Team for  Nissan “With Dad” Super Bowl

Chris Gutierrez, Supervising Location Manager (California & Texas)

Ivan Siebel, Additional Location Manager

Joey Hudgins, Additional Location Manager (Texas)

Miguel Gutierrez, Additional Location Manager

Matt Cassell, Additional Location Manager

Team for “Ford F- 150”

Donna Gross - Location Manager

Ross Day - Location Manager

Wendy Donovan - Location Manager

Alex Hamilton - Location Manager

Matt Prisk - Location Manager

 

TELEVISION - HALF HOUR - LOCATION TEAMS

Team for “Fresh Off The Boat”

Kim Crabb - Location Manager

Stevie Nelson - Key Assistant Location Manager

Carole Segal - Key Assistant Location Manager

Team for “The Comeback”

Edward Mazurek - Location Manager

Nicolas Biron   - Key Assistant Location Manager               

Kenton Harris  - Key Assistant Location Manager   

Marie Healy   - Key Assistant Location Manager                              

Morgan Patterson   - Key Assistant Location Manager     

Kristina Santoro  - Key Assistant Location Manager       

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Team for “Transparent

Brooks Bonstin - Location Manager

Jaime Abarca, Key Assistant Location Manager

Jesse Lorber, Key Assistant Location Manager

Gavin Feek, Assistant Location Manager

Andrew Cone, Key Assistant Location Manager

Second unit: “Transparent”

Paul Hargrave, Location Manager

Chris Fuentes, Key Assistant Location Manager

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TELEVISION - ONE HOUR - LOCATION TEAMS

Team for “Agent Carter”

Nancy Haecker - Location Manager

Melissa Areffi - Key Assistant Location Manager

Madeline Bell - Key Assistant Location Manager

Clay Dodder - Key Assistant Location Manager

Chris Fuentes - Key Assistant Location Manager

Brooke Kivowitz - Assistant Location Manager

Matt Segal -  Assistant Location Manager

Eric Mills - Assistant Location Manager

Additional Location Managers,

Diane Friedman - Location Manager

 Doug Dresser - Location Manager

 

Team for “Mad Men”

Scott Poole - Location Manager

Kevin Danchisko - Key Assistant Location Manager

Tristan Daoussis - Key Assistant Location Manager

Gavin Glennon - Key Assistant Location Manager

 

 

 

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Team for “True Detective” - Season 2

Michael Chickey - Location Manager

Caleb Duffy - Location Manager

Allison Cox - Key Assistant Location Manager

Darrin Cummings - Key Assistant Location Manager

Martin J. Cummins - Key Assistant Location Manager

Justin Duncan - Key Assistant Location Manager

Taylor Erickson - Key Assistant Location Manager

Clay Valenti - Key Assistant Location Manager

Sophia Ochoa - Assistant Location Manager

Jenn Kennedy - Assistant Location Manager

Leeann Emmert - Location Scout

Nancy Wong - Location Scout

Kendra Leidel - Locations Office Coordinator

Honorable Mention: Chris Baugh, Location Manager for pre-production scouting and development.

 

INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILMS - LOCATION TEAMS

Team for “Message From the King”

Scott Trimble - Location Manager

Neal Prosansky - Key Assistant Location Manager

Heather "Shasta" Kinney - Assistant Location Manager

 Ian Rutherford - Assistant Location Manager

Tommy Woodard - Assistant Location Manager

Team for “Neon Demon”

Fermin Davalos - Location Manager

Will Ruvalcaba - Key Assistant Location Manager

Nathan Polatin - Assistant Location Manager

Mike Brewer - Location Scout

Ellen Gessert - Location Scout

Marie Healy - Location Scout

Team for “Sweet Life”

Dan Cooley - Supervising Location Manager

Rick Surad - Key Assistant Location Manager

Derek Alvarado - Assistant Location Manager

Matthew Riutta - Location Manager (San Francisco)

Saisie Jang - Key Assistant Location Manager (San Francisco )

 

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STUDIO FEATURE FILMS- LOCATION TEAMS

Team for “Steve Jobs”

Chris Baugh-  Location Manager

Justin Duncan - Key Assistant Location Manager

Justin Harrold - Key Assistant Location Manager

Peter Moody - Key Assistant Location Manager

Heather Gothie - Key Assistant Location Manager

Ayesha Janmohamed - Location Assistant

 

Team for “Straight Outta Compton”

Alison Taylor - Supervising Location Manager

Craig Van Gundy - Co-Location Manager

Kokayi Ampah - Additional Location Manager

Elisa Ann Conant - Key Assistant Location Manager

Scott Fitzgerald - Key Assistant Location Manager

Karen Gilbert  - Key Assistant Location Manager

Tisha Jefferson - Key Assistant Location Manager

Pedro Mata - Key Assistant Location Manager

Larry Ring - Key Assistant Location Manager

Kirk Worley - Key Assistant Location Manager

George Carrera - Assistant Location Manager

Hektor Larios - Assistant Location Manager

Sam Gomez - Location Scout

Jeff Shepard - Location Scout

Dorion Thomas - Location Scout

 

Team for “The Perfect Guy”

Brian O'Neill - Location Manager

Martin Cummins - Key Assistant Location Manager

S. Dylan Kirkland - Key Assistant Location Manager

Kyle “Snappy: Oliver - Key Assistant Location Manager

Eric Mills - Assistant Location Manager

 

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PUBLIC EMPLOYEE FINALISTS FOR COLA IN THE CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL CATEGORIES ARE:

Public Employee - City

Eva Bitar - City of Los Angeles

Karina Chaki - City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation (DOT)

Mariana Lem & Paul Meza - Los Angeles Housing Authority

Public Employee - County

Lourdes "Lupe" Serrano - Alameda County

Neil Pilegard - Tulare County

Robert Malek - Imperial County Fire Department

Public Employee - State

Alex Bryant & Garth Gundersen - California Highway Patrol

Jake Martinez - CalTrans

Miguel Luevano - California Highway Patrol

Public Employee - Federal

Mo Tebbe & Sharon Hernandez - United States Forest Service

Melinda Moses - National Parks Service

Veronica Vogan, Victoria Hernandez, and Ardith Collins - El Centro Bureau of Land Management

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Media Note :

 A contact information page follows for background research and to arrange   interviews.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION SOURCES:

 

California On Location Awards Web Site:   www.californiaonlocationawards.com

 

Film Liaisons In California Statewide (FLICS) Web Site:  www.filmcalifornia.com

 

Charla Teeters

COLA Co-Chair

FLICS Vice President

Executive Director, Imperial County Film Commission

Telephone : 760-337-4156

Fax            : 760-337-4144

Email         : filmhere@sbcglobal.net

 

Richard McMillan

McMillan Production Services

Film Liaisons In California Statewide

Media Relations

Mobile Telephone: 310-754-9250

Email                    :  reelbizpro@yahoo.com

 

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