Michael Chickey honored at COLAs

Awards for location professionals given Sunday night

Michael Chickey was named the features location professional of the year for Fox Searchlight's "(500) Days of Summer" and Darrin Lipscomb was named the episodic television location professional of the year for FTB Productions' "Bad Mother's Handbook" at the 15th annual California on Location Awards, which were held Sunday evening at the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles.

The COLAs recognize location professionals, production companies and public employees for location work throughout California.

Glenn Gainor, senior vp, physical production for Sony Pictures' Screen Gems, served as keynote speaker and was the recipient of the group's Signature Award.

Jim McCabe, whose credits as location manager include TV's "The A-Team" and the films "Speed," "Escape From L.A." and "Spider-Man," was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Other winners were:

Location professional of the year -- stills: Lorin Miller, Unforgettable Productions, "O'Neill Fall/Winter Keepsake Catalog"

Location professional of the year -- commercials: Robert Gregory, Aero Films, "PlayStation 3"

Teamsters Local 399 assistant location manager of the year -- features: Tristan Daoussis, "A Single Man"

Teamsters Local 399 assistant location manager of the year -- television: Kim Crabb, "House"

Public employee of the year -- city: Michelle Cantrell & Ray Hunt, city of Lancaster

Public employee of the year -- county: Dan Castillo, county of Riverside

Public employee of the year -- state: Roger San Juan, Caltrans

Public employee of the year -- federal: Gina Thompson, United States Forest Service

Location team of the year -- episodic television: Blind Dexter Productions, "Dexter"; Terry Gusto, location manager; Kris Bunting, key assistant location manager;Krim Crabb, key assistant location manager; Steve Levine, key assistant location manager; Kathy McCurdy, key assistant location manager; Jennifer Smith, key assistant location manager; and Christopher Rojas, assistant location manager.

Location team of the year -- features:
Stage 6 Productions, "Takers": Doug Dresser, supervising location manager; Brian O'Neill, location manager, second unit; Peter Gluck, key assistant location manager; S. Dylan Kirkland, key assistant location manager; Donny Martino, key assistant location manager; Kyle "Snappy" Oliver, key assistant location manager; Martin Cummins, assistant location manager; Rich Heichel, assistant location manager; Brigette Pope, assistant location manager.
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