25th Annual California On Location Awards Honors include Ted Sarandos of Netflix
The Film Liaisons in California Statewide were proud to celebrate and honor excellence in Location Professionals this year at the 25th Annual California On Location Awards on December 15, 2019. The annual COLAs ceremony recognizes productions filmed across California in a variety of categories, encompassing many types of productions and professionals in the industry.
Eligible projects include feature films, episodic television, reality television, commercials, music videos, and still photography shoots. Every year, the COLAs honor location managers, scouts, and public employees for professional excellence while working on location. Nominations are narrowed down in fourteen categories to create the list of finalists.
In order to select the finalists for the ceremony, nominations are voted on by the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS), a steering committee from Teamsters Local 399, and award winners from several different years of the awards. Those nominees receiving the top number of votes are chosen as finalists, before judges meet again to select the winners through a secret ballot. All nominees are chosen and recognized as worthy candidates for their work in location filming.
This year, the ceremony included the presentation of the Golden Slate Award, previously given out at the Film in California Conference. The Golden Slate Award recognizes industry professionals who are dedicated to taking advantage of California’s crews, locations, and infrastructure by using their influence to film in California as often as possible. The 2019 Golden Slate Award was given to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos. Sarandos has been responsible for all content operation at Netflix since 2000 and leads their commitment to California.
The full list of winners for the California on Location Awards can be viewed at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/california-location-awards-2019-full-winners-list-1262720
Thank you again to everyone who makes this important recognition possible year after year. Photos from this year's COLAs red carpet can be seen here at this https://www.sbth.co/2019/California/California-on-location-awards/ along with a highlights album from the ceremony on our Facebook page and other social media platforms.
THE FILM LIAISONS IN CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE (FLIcs) works with filmmakers and content producers to facilitate efficient on-location shooting throughout california.
FLICS member offices provide free consulting on production and permitting questions.
If you're looking for that perfect location, FLICS members offer scouting advice free of charge!
Your first call should be to a FLICS member so that they can walk you through the permitting process to provide a smooth experience.
Since FLICS members are experts in various locations, provide us with your creative needs and we'll provide the perfect solution!
Many productions have issues that come up and are unique to the production, so FLICS members are at the ready to help in any way.
Since FLICS members are experts within their specific regions, they can provide suggestions and assistance for whatever you may need for your production.
Tasha Day is the President of FLICS and Manager, Special Events and Filming, City of Long Beach.
Sabrina Jurisich is Vice President and Secretary of FLICS and Shasta County Film Commissioner.
Charla Teeters-Stewart serves as FLICS Treasurer and is the Imperial County Film Commissioner.
Cassandra Hesseltine is Immediate Past President of FLICS and is Humboldt/Del Norte Film Commissioner.