Actor and director Isaiah Mustafa is returning to host the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) 8th Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. PT (pre-show at 1:00 p.m. PT) during a virtual ceremony (#LMGIawards), as announced by LMGI President John Rakich.
The awards celebration, themed “Celebrate the Where,” will be free to stream, but registration is required at: bit.ly/2XRNQB2
A man of many talents, Isaiah Mustafa is a former NFL football wide receiver. After his career in the NFL, he turned to acting and appeared in dozens of hit films and series, as well as becoming a commercial icon. In addition to his well-known main character in the series of Old Spice television commercials, “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like,” Mustafa’s numerous acting and directing roles include It Chapter Two (2019), Shadowhunters (2016) and Horrible Bosses (2011).
As previously announced, David Yates, the English director of the last four Harry Potter films and the Fantastic Beasts films, will receive this year’s LMGI Eva Monley Award. Veteran Location Manager Aine Furey will be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her career spanning over four decades. Patricia Fay, who spent many years traveling the country by trains, planes snowmobiles and whatever it took as a location manager until her retirement in 2000, will be bestowed with the esteemed Trailblazer Award. The LMGI Humanitarian Award honoree will be announced shortly.
The 8th Annual LMGI Awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process. This year’s show will be produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly Goldstein. Committee Chair of this year’s LMGI Awards is John Rakich.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 8th Annual LMGI Awards will be presented on a digital platform, streaming to a worldwide and more inclusive audience. For a list of 2021 LMGI Awards nominees, visit: www.LocationManagers.org.