Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is set to receive the prestigious Eva Monley Award from the Location Managers Guild International at its 9th Annual LMGI Awards, which will take place on Aug. 27 at the Los Angeles Center Studios.
“We are so proud to be able to honor Martin Scorsese, a master of cinema whose work has inspired generations of filmmakers, delighted fans around the world, and made the work of his Location Managers shine on the screen,” said LMGI President John Rakich, who also serves as Committee Chair of this year’s LMGI Awards.
Produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative, and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly Goldstein, the awards ceremony and dinner will honor more than 50 years of Scorsese’s extraordinary work, which includes Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Shutter Island, Hugo, and Silence. In 2007, his Boston crime film The Departed won five Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture. Scorsese also directed The Wolf of Wall Street and The Irishman, both of which received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Picture. He is currently in post-production on Killers of the Flower Moon.
Scorsese has also directed several documentaries including the Peabody Award-winning No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia, The Last Waltz, and the Emmy-nominated docuseries Pretend It’s a City. He also won a pair of Emmys for his documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and served as an executive producer on HBO’s acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire. Scorsese is currently in post-production on a documentary about New York Dolls singer David Johansen.
Additionally, Scorsese is the founder and chair of The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of motion picture history. The Film Foundation recently launched the Restoration Screening Room, a new virtual theater showcasing a broad array of restorations, including classic and independent films, documentaries, and silent films from around the world.
The LMGI Honorary Eva Monley Award is presented to a filmmaker whose efforts have demonstrated “above and beyond” support of the work of location professionals. It was named in honor of the late Eva Monley, who was the go-to person to scout and organize logistics in remote locations for John Huston, Otto Preminger, David Lean, and many others.
The LMGI Awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television, and commercials from around the globe. Outstanding service by film commissions is also recognized for their support “above and beyond” during the production process. For more information about the LMGI as well as a list of 2022 LMGI Awards nominees, visit www.LocationManagers.org or contact Erika Howard at [email protected]. For LMGI sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carol Skeldon at [email protected].