1:37pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Danny Boyle to Be Honored by Location Managers
Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, location scout Lori Balton and location pro and multihyphenate Stuart Raven Barter will be honored at the 4th annual Location Managers Guild International Awards, to be held April 8 at the Warner Bros. Steven J. Ross Theater in Burbank.
Boyle — who won an Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire and whose credits also include T2 Trainspotting, 127 Hours and Steve Jobs — will receive the Eva Monley Award, which is named after the location scout for John Huston, David Lean and Otto Preminger and honors industry professionals that support of the work of location specialists.
The Trailblazer Award will be bestowed on past LMGI president Balton, presented by Brad Silberling and Alexander Payne, and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Barter, presented by legendary commercial director Joe Pytka.
Balton is the first location professional to be accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as the first location scout to work solely on feature films. Her credits include Argo, A River Runs Through It, The Aviator and Inception.
Barter is a location scout, manager, art director and photographer whose work has included serving as art director on Michael Jackson's "Beat It" video and feature credits including Unstoppable, Thelma & Louise and Crimson Tide.