Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) president Nancy Haecker announced that the guild’s the board of directors has selected Sheri Davis, director of the Inland Empire Film Commission for the organization’s Trailblazer Award. The award will be presented at the inaugural LMGA Awards, March 29, at the Writers Guild Theater.
The Trailblazer Award celebrates someone who has been a leader in his or her field and furthers the recognition of the location professional in motion picture and television production. Davis was selected for her vision of focusing long-overdue attention on the world of film and TV location professionals, who play a vital role in the production industry. While championing this cause, Davis was primarily responsible for the creation of the California On-Location Awards (COLA) that annually honors location professionals for their work in print, commercials, television and features in the state of California. She continues her efforts to promote filming in the Inland Empire.
Other awards to be presented at the event are the Eva Monley Award to Oscar-winner Alexander Payne, the Humanitarian Award to Oscar-winner Haskell Wexler and the Lifetime Achievement Award to commercial location scout Scott Dewees.
Additional awards will be given to honor location professionals who excel in their craft and whose work is visually evident in the final product, to outstanding film commissions, as well as producers, studios and production companies for exceptional locations in feature films and television programs.