Award winners also receive gift baskets designed and personally created by Film Offices throughout California.




Lucy Steffens

Sacramento Film Commission


Experience Sacramento!

The handy backpack includes all necessary picnic utensils and a certificate for a two-night stay at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento; a  certificate for two people to local beer hotspots on SacBrewBike, a 15-passenger bike; dinner for two hosted by the Sacramento Film Commission; a VIP Pass for admission to Sacramento museums and a variety of local products. 





Charla Teeters

Imperial County Film Commission


The Imperial County Film Commission is proud to support the 21st Annual COLA Awards and congratulates the recipient of this basket on their COLA win. Included in this basket you will find local Imperial County honey, olive oil and products made from each, such as lip balm and lotions. Enjoy Spreckles Sugar, an Imperial County brand derived from sugar beets, and Brandt Beef organic beef jerky. Also included are a three-night stay, vouchers for meals at some of our best restaurants, and two sight- seeing tours (the Imperial Sand Dunes and the Salton Sea). Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you in Imperial County!   





Cassandra Hesseltine

Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission


The basket is full of locally made products from the redwood region as well as gift certificates including overnight accommodations to visit our neck of the woods. 




Eric Coyne

Tulare County Film Commission


The Tulare County Film Commission has packaged for your enjoyment some of the many fine food items  grown in Tulare County - the county that leads the world in dairy production and exports more fruits, nuts and related ag products to foreign markets than any other county in the nation. Try munching on these delicacies as you enjoy a complimentary two-night stay at the Gateway Restaurant & Lodge's two bedroom River House, along with two bottles of Gateway wine and a three hour chef's experience for up to 4 people - during which you can learn, hands on, some of the kitchen secrets and special recipes of this fine dining establishment, located in scenic Three Rivers, CA.


Enjoy Three Rivers: Gateway Community to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks, and many other fantastic film-friendly movie locations.  See what Tulare County has to offer.




Alicia Vennos/Steve Morrison

Mono County Film Commission/Mammoth Location Services


Welcome to Mammoth Mountain in beautiful Mono County, California!  You and a guest will be treated to a two-night stay at The Mammoth Mountain Inn, a classic ski-in, ski-out resort hotel, plus two, 2-day adult lift tickets, and one pair of brand-new Volkl RTM 84 skis with Marker bindings! (Value: $1,950). Enjoy!




Kathleen Dodge

El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film & Media Office


Explore El Dorado County and Lake Tahoe with one night lodging for two in Placerville;  dinner for two in El Dorado Hills Town Center; one night lodging for two in South Lake Tahoe, courtesy of Tahoe Chamber; one box of mountain grown apples shipped to you from Apple Hill in Camino; a private VIP wine tasting with the winemaker at Miraflores Winery including a futures tasting and ½ case of futures shipped by winery; one bottle of Clone from Miraflores; one bottle of Zinman from Perry Creek Winery; one bottle of Tahoe Zin from Madrona Vineyards; all packaged with chocolates in a giant 2-foot tall wine glass.




Beverly Lewis

Placer - Lake Tahoe Film Office


Enjoy a well-deserved break in the clear, blue skies and translucent blue waters of classic Lake Tahoe in Placer County.  Your visit begins with a two night stay at the iconic and eclectic resort hotel PlumpJack, nestled at the base of Squaw Valley Ski Resort, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics. This four season property features a renowned restaurant and spectacular wine collection including some from their own Napa Valley winery.  To whet your appetite: dinner for two at one of the north shore’s best restaurants, and we’ve thrown in a fun winter or summer activity sure to take your breath away or get your heart pumping! 




Bettina Breckenfeld/Stephanie Stethem

Riverside County Film Commission


Riverside County Film Commission would like congratulate our hard working “Location Professionals” with a weekend for you/your location team and a few of your favorite friends in the heart of wine country Temecula. Eight guests are invited to enjoy a weekend at the 8,000 sq ft. villa in Temecula built by the late Jack Klugman – The Klugman Ranch. The gift basket includes a winery tour at neighboring Keyways Winery for the group during their weekend stay. 



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