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Location Manager Aine Furey to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from LMGI

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Aine Furey
Aine Furey (Photo: LMGI)

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) has announced that veteran Location Manager Aine Furey will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th Annual LMGI Awards “Celebrate the Where.”

With a career spanning almost four decades and over 400 hours of screen time, Aine Furey can easily be called a pioneer who was instrumental in establishing Ontario as an attractive production environment for film and television production. The LMGI Awards will be held on Saturday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. PT, presented, via a digital ceremony on YouTube at www.youtube.com/LMGI.

The announcement was made today by LMGI Awards Chair John Rakich, who noted, “Aine was a mainstay in local production from its early days of small local productions to the thriving global production center Ontario is today. The Location Managers Guild International is proud to have Aine Furey accept our Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Furey’s many credits include Canadian Bacon, Relic Hunter, Lost Girl, Mutant X, The Littlest Hobo, Night Heat, and Due South. She helped established a path for location professionalism in not just establishing industry practices and standards but in the legacy of dozens of careers she trained and mentored. Even now in her retirement, she still does the occasional bit of location scouting for productions in need and is always helping the local film commissions in creating image packages.

Aine grew up in Dublin at a time before television existed in Ireland so going to “the films” was a big deal and it became a lifelong fascination. Her family moved to Los Angeles in 1959 where her first step into “showbiz” was working at the Mission Playhouse while in high school. After graduation, she returned to London and began to get work as an actress. That came to an abrupt end when she was injured in a car accident, which led to her lifelong career in location work.

The LMGI Awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process.

This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 8th Annual LMGI Awards will, once again, be presented on a digital platform, streaming to a worldwide and more inclusive audience.

You can see a full list of 2021 LMGI Awards nominees here.

For further inquiries about the LMGI Awards, visit www.LocationManagers.org or contact [email protected]. For sponsorship opportunities please contact [email protected].

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