Production Guild of Great Britain Unveils Winners of Inaugural Awards
The organization will honor the location manager on 'Edge of Tomorrow'
The Production Guild of Great Britain will host its inaugural awards event this weekend to celebrate the U.K.'s film and TV production industry, with the organization announcing the four honorees on Thursday.
Launched in the Guild's 15th anniversary year, the awards are aimed at highlighting the "U.K.'s reputation and influence as a leading center for film and TV production management and the destination of choice for international film and program makers," according to a statement.
Among the four individuals to be honored at the event on Saturday night is location manager Sue Quinn, who will receive the Project Management Award in recognition of her efforts on Edge of Tomorrow, for which she managed to close London's central hub Trafalgar Square for a scene that had Tom Cruise landing a military helicopter. Quinn has also worked on the Harry Potter franchise, plus Billy Elliot, Notting Hill and upcoming spy film The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Receiving the Rising Star Award will be production supervisor Hannah Goodwin, who last year worked on Disney's Muppets Most Wanted and Into The Woods. She has previously been involved in Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Hugo and Green Zone. This year she has been working on Avengers: Age of Ultron and the 24th Bond, both shooting at Pinewood Studios.
One of the U.K.'s most experienced producers, Steve Clark-Hall, will be the recipient of the Mentor Award in honor of his "dedication to assisting the career development of young producers and production crew." Clark-Hall has most recently been working on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Kings of the Round Table: King Arthur.
The Guild's Contribution to the Industry Award will go to strategic policy advisor Stephen Bristow, hailed for his contribution to the lobbying process that saw the introduction of government initiatives, such as the high-end TV tax relief and recent changes to the film tax relief.
"These awards winners represent a cross section of professionals that are instrumental in making our film and TV industry great," said Kevin Trehy, chairman of the Production Guild and Warner Bros' senior vp physical production.