‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Transparent’ Are Among COLA Finalists

California On Location Awards nominees also include “The Perfect Guy,” “True Detective” and "Steve Jobs"

Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS), the organization grouping 42 regional film offices in the Golden State, has announced finalists for its 21st annual California on Location Awards in all categories, including films, television, commercials, location professionals and public employees.

Features vying for the honor include “Straight Outta Compton” (pictured above left, and shot in its namesake Los Angeles neighborhood), “Steve Jobs” and “Message From the King.” Among the competing TV shows: “Transparent” (pictured above right). “Fresh off the Boat” and “Agent Carter.”

The awards honor contributions of location mangers and other professionals in the production process. Winners will be chosen by a panel of industry members.

The COLA Awards ceremony will take place Oct. 11 at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

Public employees are also honored for their valuable assistance in going above-and-beyond to facilitate production in their jurisdictions. The COLAs will be presented during a gala red-carpet ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel before a large audience of show business professionals, studio executives and community leaders.

A complete list of finalists:

Location Professional – Commercials
Budweiser –“ Lost Dog” – Patrick Riley
Gap – “Dress Normal” – Rick Schuler
Gymkhana 7 “Wild in the Streets of Los Angeles” – Justin Besemer
Location Professional – Half Hour Television
“Modern Family” – Jordana Kronen
“The Brink” – Jason Kaplon
“The Mindy Project” – Michelle Latham
Location Professional – One Hour Television
“Agent Carter” – Nancy Haecker
“Code Black” – Brian Haynes
“State of Affairs” – Duffy Taylor
Location Professional – Reality Television
“Divine Intervention” – John Grant
“Gold Mountain” – Robin Kincade
“Street Outlaws” – J Michael Percival

Location Professional – Music Video
Run the Jewels “Close Your Eyes” – Chris Gutierrez
“SIA With Heidi Klum” – Dale Dreher
U2 “Song for Someone” – Chris Gutierrez
Location Professional – Print Advertising Campaigns
Chase “Private Client” – Dale Dreher
Details Magazine (Brad Pitt) – Brenda Ferrell
The Gap “Hello India” – Brenda Ferrell
Location Professional – Studio Feature Film
“Arms and the Dudes” – Ken Lavet
“Steve Jobs” – Chris Baugh
“The Perfect Guy” – Brian O’Neill
Location Professional – Independent Feature Film

“Sweet Life” – Dan Cooley
“The Bad Batch” – Dave Conway
“The Secret in Their Eyes” – Ralph Coleman

Teamsters 399 Assistant Location Manager of The Year – Television

Justin Healy – “CSI Cyber”
David Park – “Westworld”
Dorion Thomas – “NCIS LA”
Marta Tomkiw – “Modern Family”

Teamsters 399 Assistant Location Manager of The Year – Feature Films

Hektor Larios – “Straight Outta Compton”
Mike Shanahan – “Lowriders”
Greg Tapscott – “Ridealong 2”

Location Team – Commercials

Team for Google ATAP “HELP!!!”
Doug Dresser – Location Manager : First Phase of the Google Job
David Israel – Location Manager : Second Phase of the Google Job
Rick Schuler – Location Manager : Third Phase of the Google Job

Team for Nissan “With Dad” Super Bowl

Chris Gutierrez, Supervising Location Manager (California & Texas)
Ivan Siebel, Additional Location Manager
Joey Hudgins, Additional Location Manager (Texas)
Miguel Gutierrez, Additional Location Manager
Matt Cassell, Additional Location Manager

Team for “Ford F- 150”

Donna Gross – Location Manager
Ross Day – Location Manager
Wendy Donovan – Location Manager
Alex Hamilton – Location Manager
Matt Prisk – Location Manager

Television – Half Hour – Location Teams

Team for “Fresh Off the Boat”

Kim Crabb – Location Manager
Stevie Nelson – Key Assistant Location Manager
Carole Segal – Key Assistant Location Manager

Team for “The Comeback”

Edward Mazurek – Location Manager
Nicolas Biron – Key Assistant Location Manager
Kenton Harris – Key Assistant Location Manager
Marie Healy – Key Assistant Location Manager
Morgan Patterson – Key Assistant Location Manager
Kristina Santoro – Key Assistant Location Manager

Team for “Transparent

Brooks Bonstin – Location Manager
Jaime Abarca, Key Assistant Location Manager
Jesse Lorber, Key Assistant Location Manager
Gavin Feek, Assistant Location Manager
Andrew Cone, Key Assistant Location Manager

Second unit: “Transparent”
Paul Hargrave, Location Manager
Chris Fuentes, Key Assistant Location Manager

Television – One Hour – Location Teams

Team for “Agent Carter”

Nancy Haecker – Location Manager
Melissa Areffi – Key Assistant Location Manager
Madeline Bell – Key Assistant Location Manager
Clay Dodder – Key Assistant Location Manager
Chris Fuentes – Key Assistant Location Manager
Brooke Kivowitz – Assistant Location Manager
Matt Segal – Assistant Location Manager
Eric Mills – Assistant Location Manager

Additional Location Managers,
Diane Friedman – Location Manager
Doug Dresser – Location Manager

Team for “Mad Men”

Scott Poole – Location Manager
Kevin Danchisko – Key Assistant Location Manager
Tristan Daoussis – Key Assistant Location Manager
Gavin Glennon – Key Assistant Location Manager

Team for “True Detective” – Season 2

Michael Chickey – Location Manager
Caleb Duffy – Location Manager
Allison Cox – Key Assistant Location Manager
Darrin Cummings – Key Assistant Location Manager
Martin J. Cummins – Key Assistant Location Manager
Justin Duncan – Key Assistant Location Manager
Taylor Erickson – Key Assistant Location Manager
Clay Valenti – Key Assistant Location Manager
Sophia Ochoa – Assistant Location Manager
Jenn Kennedy – Assistant Location Manager
Leeann Emmert – Location Scout
Nancy Wong – Location Scout
Kendra Leidel – Locations Office Coordinator
Honorable Mention: Chris Baugh, Location Manager for pre-production scouting and development

Independent Feature Films – Location Teams

Team for “Message From the King”

Scott Trimble – Location Manager
Neal Prosansky – Key Assistant Location Manager
Heather “Shasta” Kinney – Assistant Location Manager
Ian Rutherford – Assistant Location Manager
Tommy Woodard – Assistant Location Manager

Team for “Neon Demon”

Fermin Davalos – Location Manager
Will Ruvalcaba – Key Assistant Location Manager
Nathan Polatin – Assistant Location Manager
Mike Brewer – Location Scout
Ellen Gessert – Location Scout
Marie Healy – Location Scout

Team for “Sweet Life”

Dan Cooley – Supervising Location Manager
Rick Surad – Key Assistant Location Manager
Derek Alvarado – Assistant Location Manager
Matthew Riutta – Location Manager (San Francisco)
Saisie Jang – Key Assistant Location Manager (San Francisco )

 

Studio Feature Films – Location Teams

Team for “Steve Jobs”

Chris Baugh- Location Manager
Justin Duncan – Key Assistant Location Manager
Justin Harrold – Key Assistant Location Manager
Peter Moody – Key Assistant Location Manager
Heather Gothie – Key Assistant Location Manager
Ayesha Janmohamed – Location Assistant

Team for “Straight Outta Compton”

Alison Taylor – Supervising Location Manager
Craig Van Gundy – Co-Location Manager
Kokayi Ampah – Additional Location Manager
Elisa Ann Conant – Key Assistant Location Manager
Scott Fitzgerald – Key Assistant Location Manager
Karen Gilbert – Key Assistant Location Manager
Tisha Jefferson – Key Assistant Location Manager
Pedro Mata – Key Assistant Location Manager
Larry Ring – Key Assistant Location Manager
Kirk Worley – Key Assistant Location Manager
George Carrera – Assistant Location Manager
Hektor Larios – Assistant Location Manager
Sam Gomez – Location Scout
Jeff Shepard – Location Scout
Dorion Thomas – Location Scout

Team for “The Perfect Guy”

Brian O’Neill – Location Manager
Martin Cummins – Key Assistant Location Manager
S. Dylan Kirkland – Key Assistant Location Manager
Kyle “Snappy: Oliver – Key Assistant Location Manager
Eric Mills – Assistant Location Manager

 

Public Employee Finalists
Public Employee – City
Eva Bitar – City of Los Angeles
Karina Chaki – City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation (DOT)
Mariana Lem & Paul Meza – Los Angeles Housing Authority
Public Employee – County
Lourdes “Lupe” Serrano – Alameda County
Neil Pilegard – Tulare County
Robert Malek – Imperial County Fire Department
Public Employee – State
Alex Bryant & Garth Gundersen – California Highway Patrol
Jake Martinez – CalTrans
Miguel Luevano – California Highway Patrol
Public Employee – Federal
Mo Tebbe & Sharon Hernandez – United States Forest Service
Melinda Moses – National Parks Service
Veronica Vogan, Victoria Hernandez, and Ardith Collins – El Centro Bureau of Land Management

 

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