Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join entertainment industry veterans as presenters at the 21st annual California On Location Awards (COLA), Oct. 11. at the Beverly Hilton. The event is expected to draw a crowd of over 500.
Actors Tony Denison and Geoff Stults will serve as MCs.
The awards were originally conceived by Sheri Davis, at that time executive director of the Inland Empire Film Commission, to celebrate the artistic talent, skill and ingenuity of location professionals working in California.
“The work of location managers is highly complex with an advanced level of responsibility that touches every production department,” said Davis. “They are the backbone of the film industry, the public face of production and ambassadors of the studios when filming on location.”
“Over the last 21 years, the California On Location Awards has become one of the premier events to recognize key behind-the-scenes talent in film, television and commercial production,” said Amy Lemisch, executive director of the California Film Commission.