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Actress/Comedian Melissa Peterman Hosting 9th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards


Melissa Peterman (Photo by Kate Romero, provided by LMGI)

Actress and comedian Melissa Peterman, currently playing Brenda Sparks on the #1 CBS comedy Young Sheldon will host the 9th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Los Angeles Center Studios, bringing her humor and talent to the star-studded event. The announcement was made by John Rakich, LMGI President and Committee Chair of this year’s LMGI Awards.

Melissa Peterman has performed in over 600 shows on the comedy and improv scene. Best known for her portrayal of Barbra Jean on the television series Reba, she is currently shooting The Hammer for Lifetime, playing sisters with Reba McEntire. In addition, she just finished shooting a four week preview of a new FOX game show “Person, Place, or Thing” in which she is an EXP and the host.

Additional television credits include playing Bonnie Wheeler in the People Choice Award-winning Freeform series, Baby Daddy, as well as the series Working Class, starring alongside Ed Asner. She is a frequent guest co-host on Access Live and Daily POP. Her first televised comedy special, Melissa Peterman: Am I the Only One?, aired on CMT. She recently created, produced, and co-starred in Valerie’s Hot Dish, a pilot for the Food Network with Valerie Bertinelli and Nicole Sullivan.

Peterman made her feature film debut in the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-winning movie Fargo. Other film credits include 40 Is the New Dead, Here Comes the Boom, and Dirty Politics. She has toured with Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, George Strait, and Lee Ann Womack. A long-standing guest of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Melissa has hosted the Sing-A-Long Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl since 2004. She also hosts the LA Phil’s annual Holiday Sing-Along at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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 a list of 2022 LMGI Awards nominees, visit:

As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese, considered one of the most prominent and influential filmmakers working today, will receive the prestigious Eva Monley Award, presented to a filmmaker whose efforts have demonstrated “above and beyond” support of the work of location professionals.

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