FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

 

THE WINNERS FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ON LOCATION AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED 

 

Beverly Hills, CA – (December 18, 2017) – Winners for the 23rd Annual California On Location Awards  were announced. The event was attended by a sold-out crowd at The Beverly Hilton’s famed International Ballroom and presented by the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) - www.filmcalifornia.com, the professional network of 41 film offices that promote and facilitate filming throughout the state.  

 

The 23rd Annual California On Location Awards was presented live on Sunday, December 17th, 2017. The 23rd Annual California On Location Awards is produced by Wirefire Studios. Rajan Shandil is the executive producer and director. The California On Location Awards recognizes location managers, location teams, public employees and assistant location managers. 

 

The 2017 California On Location Awards finalists were selected from nearly 150 film, television and commercial nomination submissions. Finalists and winners are determined via vote by members of FLICS, past California On Location Awards winners and a steering committee of Teamsters Local 399 members.  Award categories ranged from Studio and Independent Feature Films to TV Series, Commercials, Reality and Music Videos. Awards were also presented in multiple Public Employee of the Year categories.

 

Many of California’s biggest advocates in the fight against runaway production were among the honorees at the 23rd Annual California On Location Awards. The California On Location Awards recognize location managers, public employees and other film professionals who help expedite and guide on-location production across the Golden State. The 2017 awards took place amid a spirit of growing optimism, as results from California’s expanded Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 show promise in reaffirming California’s status as the world’s film production capital. 

 

The California On Location Awards are proudly sponsored by Netflix, The Beverly Hilton, Morongo Casino, Pacific Production Services and Teamsters Local 399 and many others.

 

 

The winners of the California On Location Awards are:

 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR – STUDIO FEATURE FILM

Alison Taylor - Location Manager

A Wrinkle In Time - Walt Disney Pictures

 

 

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR – STUDIO FEATURE FILM

Bright - Netflix

Mike Haro – Supervising Location Manager

Becky Brake – Location Manager

Earl West - Location Manager

Nancy Bruno – Key Assistant Location Manager

Rich Heichel – Key Assistant Location Manager

Ben McCrea – Key Assistant Location Manager

JP O’Connor – Key Assistant Location Manager

David Park – Key Assistant Location Manager

Daniel Alvarez – Assistant Location Manager

Chris Beal – Assistant Location Manager

Anthony Carillo – Assistant Location Manager

Mario Rene Hernandez – Assistant Location Manager

Phillip Oglesby – Assistant Location Manager

Peter Martorano – Key Location Manager, 2nd Unit

Dale Dreher – Location Manager, 2nd Unit

George Alvarezzo – Key Assistant Location Manager, 2nd Unit

William Jorgenson – Key Assistant Location Manager, 2nd Unit

 

 

LOCATION MANAGER – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM

Michael Burmeister

Suburbicon - Smokehouse Productions

 

 

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR – INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM

Sandy Wexler - Netflix

Rob Frank – Location Manager

Gregory Alpert – Location Manager

Peter Costelli - Location Manager

Jeff Hunter – Key Assistant Location Manager

Harry Middleton – Key Assistant Location Manager

Eric Mills – Key Assistant Location Manager

Jason Stowell – Key Assistant Location Manager

Bryan Shaw – Assistant Location Manager

Jason Neudecker – Assistant Location Manager

Tom Lackey – Location Scout

Shelly Armstrong – Location Department Coordinator


 

 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR – ONE HOUR TELEVISION

Brian O’Neill

“Snowfall” - FX

 

 

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR – ONE HOUR TELEVISION

“Snowfall” - FX

Brian O’Neill – Location Manager

Justin Hill – Location Manager

Dylan Kirkland –  Location Manager

Tisha Jefferson – Key Assistant Location Manager

David Marmolejo – Key Assistant Location Manager

Caitlyn McCarty – Key Assistant Location Manager

Eric Mills – Key Assistant Location Manager

Alex Moreno – Key Assistant Location Manager

Jason Sallee – Key Assistant Location Manager

Eddie Santillan – Key Assistant Location Manager

Josh Vignery – Key Assistant Location Manager

Will O’Brien – Assistant Location Manager

Tommy Woodard – Assistant Location Manager

 

 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR – HALF HOUR TELEVISION

Kyle Alexander

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Comcast/NBC Universal

  

 

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR – HALF HOUR TELEVISION

"VEEP" Season 6 - HBO

Caleb Duffy – Location Manager

Clay Valenti – Key Assistant Location Manager

Taylor Erickson – Key Assistant Location Manager

Jennifer Kennedy - Key Assistant Location Manager

Zak Kahn, Key Assistant Location Manager

John Jamieson – Assistant Location Manager

 

 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR – COMMERCIALS

Wilson Wu

“Visit California Tourism”

 

 

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR – COMMERCIALS

Jeep Compass - “Recalculating”

John Rizzi – Location Manager

Errol Reichow - Location Scout & Manager

Carrie L.A. - Location Scout

Barbara Miller – Location Scout

Stuart Barter – Location Scout

Pat Riley – Location Scout

Thomas Holaday – Location Scout

Brian Deming – Location Scout

 

 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR – MUSIC VIDEO

Mark Zekanis

The Weeknd, “False Alarm” - Mirror Films

 

 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR – REALITY TELEVISION

Alexandra Gibson

“The Voice” - NBC / Mark Burnett Productions

 

 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR – STILLS

Timothy White

Casio Watch Company - Outdoor

 

 

ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR – TELEVISION

J.P. O’Connor

“Sharp Objects” - HBO

 

 

ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR – FEATURE FILMS

Pedro Mata

A Wrinkle in Time - Walt Disney Pictures

 

 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE – FEDERAL

Develyn Watson

Deputy Director

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Entertainment Liaison Office

 

 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE – STATE

Ramiro Rodriguez

California State Fire Marshal

 

 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE – COUNTY

Sheriff Lieutenant James C. Byers

El Dorado County County

 

 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE – CITY

Janice Lopez

Film Permit Officer

City of Palm Springs

 

  

 

About FLICS

Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) is a 501(c) 6 nonprofit corporation founded in 1988 to heighten the level of professionalism and visibility of 41 regional film commissions/film offices across the Golden State. FLICS commissions/offices benefit from the organization’s development of quality standards, guidelines, education and marketing resources. Through its members, FLICS also provides the film, television and commercial production community with a range of location support services. The organization’s two signature events – California On Location Awards and the annual Film in California Conference -- facilitate, celebrate and honor California-based production activity and job creation.

 

 

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