Steven Spielberg will be honored by professional organization Location Manager Guild International during its 10th annual LMGI Awards gala on Aug. 26 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage.
The Oscar-winning director, producer and writer will be recognized with the Guild’s Eva Monley Award, which is given to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the art and craft of filmmaking through their commitment to the use of real locations. It was not immediately known if the filmmaker would be on hand to collect the award in person.
“Steven Spielberg is a giant in our industry. His work has touched, inspired, and entertained millions of moviegoers and filmmakers from around the world. His films are timeless and his influence on the motion picture industry is immeasurable. We are so proud to be able to honor him as this year’s Eva Monley Award recipient,” said committee co-chair John Rakich.
Spielberg’s recent movies include The Fabelmans, which he wrote, produced and directed; Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny; which he exec produced; and upcoming The Color Purple, for which he is a producer. He is a three-time Academy Award winner, a Kennedy Center Honoree, a recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 from President Barack Obama.
Also during the LMGI Awards ceremony, location scout and LMGI founding member Beth Tate (Twilight, Beverly Hills 90210) will receive the Guild’s Trailblazer Award, veteran location manager Dow Griffith (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Jumanji, Proof of Life) will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award and The Creative Coalition will be honored with the LMGI Humanitarian Award.