David Yates, the English director of the last four Harry potter cinema and Fantastic beasts films will this year receive the Eva Monley Prize for International Guild of Site Directors (LMGI) to 8e Annual LMGI Awards on Saturday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. PDT in a virtual ceremony. The award recognizes and honors members of the industry who support the vision of localization professionals. The event will be free to stream, but registration is required HERE.
Each year, the LMGI presents its Eva Monley Honorary Award to a filmmaker whose efforts have demonstrated support “beyond” the work of set professionals. Named in honor of the late Eva Monley, who was the go-to person for researching and organizing logistics in remote locations for John Huston, Otto Preminger, David Lean and many more. Extremely curious, capable and self-sufficient, Eva has thrived in a traveling film career spanning 50 years. A spirited and innovative individual whose pioneering contributions to the localization profession inspired the award that bears his name. Previous winners have included talents such as Alexander Payne, Wes Anderson, Danny Boyle, Peter Weir, and Chistopher McQuarrie.
The theme of this year’s program is “Celebrate the Where.” Actor and director Isaiah Mustafa will return to host the 8e Annual LMGI Awards that recognize outstanding visual and creative contributions by localization professionals in film, television and commercials around the world. The LMGI Awards also recognize the outstanding service of the film commissions for their “beyond” support during the production process. This year’s show will be produced by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly Goldstein.
In the announcement, John Rakich, Chairman of LMGI and Chairman of the Awards Committee, said, “We are delighted to honor David Yates whose wonderful films have always made full use of the work of his localization professionals. We are also pleased to welcome back actor / director Isaiah Mustafa and his comedic sensibility to host the LMGI Awards for the second year.
The four Potter films directed by Yates were Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and Part 2. He continues his collaboration with JK Rowling by directing fantastic beasts and where to find them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
In 2016, he directed the action-adventure The Legend of Tarzan, with Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. Yates won his first BAFTA Award for his work on the BBC miniseries The way we live now. In 2003, he directed the drama series Inventory, for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination and won the Directors Guild of Great Britain (DGGB) award for his outstanding achievement as a director. The following year, Yates won another BAFTA Award for Two-Part Drama Sex trafficking which also earned him a nomination to the DGGB. The critical eye on sex trafficking has also won numerous international awards. Yates won an Emmy® nomination for Best Director in a Mini-Series, Film, or Drama Special for his work on the 2005 HBO film The girl at the cafe.
This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 8the The annual LMGI Awards will, once again, be presented on a digital platform, streaming to a global and more inclusive audience. For a list of nominees for the 2021 LMGI Awards, visit: www.LocationManagers.
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