'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'Bright' Win California on Location Awards

'Snowfall,' 'Veep,' and 'Brookyn Nine-Nine' also nabbed prizes at the ceremony recognizing top location professionals.
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Netflix's 'Bright'

Disney's A Wrinkle in Time and Netflix's Bright have yet to debut, but they've already each won an award. The films nabbed prizes Sunday at the annual California on Location Awards (COLA), which were held at the Beverly Hilton.

Each year, the COLAs recognize outstanding location work on projects shot in the state, doling out honors to top location professionals  who facilitate film and TV production. Other winners during the evening included Veep, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Suburbicon and Snowfall, the latter of which scored two trophies.

Wrinkle in Time's Alison Taylor received the Location Manager of the Year award for Ava DuVernay's upcoming feature starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kailing. Meanwhile, supervising location manager Michael Haro led a win for the team behind Bright, David Ayer's soon-to-be-released sci-fi pic starring Will Smith.

Also in film, Suburbicon's Michael Burmeister took home the trophy for Location Manager of the Year in the independent feature category, and supervising location manager Rob Frank and his team were named Location Team of the Year also in the indie category for Netflix’s Sandy Wexler starring Adam Sandler.

On the TV side, Snowfall's Brian O’Neill helped the FX series win both the Location Manager of the Year and the Location Team of the Year awards for one-hour productions. In the half-hour category, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Kyle Alexander was tapped as Location Manager of the Year, while Veep's Caleb Duffy and his team took home the Team prize.

See the full list of winners below.

STUDIO FEATURE FILM 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Alison Taylor
A Wrinkle In Time, Walt Disney Pictures

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR
Michael Haro, Becky Brake, Earl West, Nancy Bruno, Rich Heichel, Ben McCrea, J.P. O’Connor, David Park, Daniel Alvarez, Chris Beal, Anthony Carrillo, Mario Rene Hernandez, Phillip Oglesby, Peter Martorano, Dale Dreher, Jorge Luis Alvarez and William Jorgenson
Bright, Netflix

INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Michael Burmeister
Suburbicon, Smokehouse Productions

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR
Rob Frank, Gregory Alpert, Peter Costelli, Jeffrey Hunter, Harry Middleton, Eric Mills, Jason Stowell, Bryan Shaw, Jason Neudecker, Tom Lackey and Shelly Armstrong
Sandy Wexler, Netflix


TELEVISION, ONE-HOUR 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Brian O’Neill
Snowfall, FX

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR
Brian O’Neill, Justin Hill, Dylan Kirkland, Tisha Jefferson, David Marmolejo, Caitlyn McCarty, Eric Mills, Alex Moreno, Jason Sallee, Eddie Santillan, Josh Vignery, Will O’Brien, Tommy Woodard
Snowfall, FX

TELEVISION, HALF-HOUR 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Kyle Alexander
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, NBC Universal

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR
Caleb Duffy, Clay Valenti, Taylor Erickson, Jennifer Kennedy and John Jamieson
Veep, HBO

COMMERCIALS 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Wilson Wu
“Visit California Tourism” commercials 

LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR
John Rizzi, Errol Reichow, Carrie L.A., Barbara Miller, Stuart Barter, Pat Riley, Thomas Holaday, Brian Deming
Jeep Compass “Recalculating” commercials 

MUSIC VIDEO 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Mark Zekanis
The Weeknd, “False Alarm”

REALITY TELEVISION 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Alexandra Gibson
The Voice, Mark Burnett Productions 

PRINT ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN 

LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Timothy White
Casio Watch Company

TEAMSTERS 

ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
J.P. O’Connor

Sharp Objects, HBO

ASSISTANT LOCATION MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Pedro Mata
A Wrinkle in Time, Walt Disney Pictures

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Develyn Watson
Deputy Director, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Entertainment Liaison Office Federal 

Ramiro Rodriguez
California State Fire Marshal State 

Sheriff Lieutenant James C. Byers El Dorado County

Janice Lopez
Film Permit Officer, City of Palm Springs

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