Location Managers Guild International Awards

8th Annual LMGI Awards 2021

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Location professional Sue Quinn relishes the time spent scouring the Scottish countryside with director David Yates while preparing for their first Harry Potter film together. His high regard and appreciation for her role in the creative process has earned him the honor of receiving this year's Eva Monley Award. Monley was a pioneer location pro, scouting and logistically paving the way for such filmmaking icons as John Huston, David Lean, and Otto Preminger to realize their big screen epics in the most dramatic, and sometimes most remote, landscapes on the planet. Her credits include Lawrence of Arabia, Exodus, The African Queen, and The Man Who Would Be King. Her ingenuity, resourcefulness, and creative instincts set a high bar for our craft and the recipients of the award that bears her name have embraced their location colleagues as true collaborators. "This year, the LMGI has picked the perfect recipient," gushes Quinn, while admitting that while "British people are known for their ability to understate … anything," she cannot contain her enthusiasm because "there aren't enough marvelous things to say about David." As the fourth director to helm an episode in the iconic Harry Potter franchise, Yates has delivered four: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and Part 2. He continued his collaboration with J.K. Rowling by directing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. With a television background in the UK, Yates' talent with actors and his ability to handle hard-hitting challenging subject matter served the Potter franchise as the cast matured and dealt with darker and more complex issues. He has been praised for his "genuine visual sense" and for bringing "his own sense of grit and realism" to the series that hadn't been previously seen. Yates is also known for the 2016 action-adventure The Legend of Tarzan. He took home his first BAFTA Award for his work on the BBC miniseries The Way We Live Now. In 2003, he directed the drama series State of Play, receiving a BAFTA Award nomination and winning the Directors Guild of Great Britain (DGGB) Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. The following year, Yates picked up another BAFTA Award for the two-part drama Sex Traffic, which also earned a DGGB nomination and won numerous international awards for its unflinching look at sex trafficking. An Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special recognized his work on the 2005 HBO movie The Girl in the Café. Previous honorees of the Eva Monley Award have included directors Alexander Payne, Wes Anderson, Danny Boyle, Peter Weir and Christopher McQuarrie. NOT ONLY ARE HIS FILMS BELOVED BY MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD, WHILE MAKING THOSE FILMS, HE IS ONE OF THE KINDEST MEN IN THE HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES. A FILM THAT BIG IS LIKE AN ARMY ON THE MOVE—AND DAVID IS THE BEST POSSIBLE COMMANDER WITHOUT EVER RAISING HIS VOICE, ALWAYS WORKING WITH KINDNESS, AN OPEN MIND AND TREMENDOUS INTEGRITY. HE DOES WHAT THE BEST LEADERS DO—SERVES BY EXAMPLE AND THUS ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO BRING THEIR BEST GAME TO EVERY TASK." –SUE QUINN/LMGI L O C AT I O N M A N A G E R S G U I L D I N T E R N AT I O N A L 8 t h A N N U A L L M G I A W A R D S 1 1 "

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