'Wild' is a force in COLA race


Paramount Vantage's "Into the Wild" will compete with the big boys in the 2007 California On Location Awards.

"Wild," as well as Marvel Studios' "Iron Man," 20th Century Fox's "Live Free or Die Hard" and DreamWorks' "Transformers" and their location teams are finalists in the feature film category. "Wild's" Matt Wersinger and "Die Hard's" Curtis Collins, Rick Schuler and Scott Fitzgerald of "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" and Kenny Brant of "American Son" are nominated in the location professional of the year for features category.

ABC's "Brothers and Sisters" and CBS' "CSI: NY" are the nominees in the television category.

Now in its 13th year, the COLAs honor top location professionals and production companies in stills, commercials, television and film, and will take place Oct. 14.