On Sunday, October 16, 2011, Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) celebrated filming in California by hosting the California On Location AwardsTM (COLA) at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Now in their 17th year, the COLAs honor location professionals, production companies and public employees for professional excellence while working on location in the State of California.
This year also marked a first for FilmL.A., as it represented our first year handling behind-the-scenes business affairs and volunteer committee coordination for the event.
Helping to lead the way, FilmL.A. President Paul Audley joined Janice Arrington (Film Commissioner, Orange County) and Pauline East (Film Commissioner, Antelope Valley) serving as a 2011 COLA Co-Chair.
Audley and seven other FilmL.A. staffers accepted roles on COLA Event Coordination, Finalist Follow-Up, Nominations, PR & Media, RSVP & Registration, Sponsorship Development, Studio Relations and Venue Coordination Committees. Each committee was independently chaired by a designated FLICS representative.
Finally, another five FilmL.A. employees devoted their Sunday to assist with award show production. Thanks to these volunteers, FilmL.A. was well-represented at guest greeting, on stage and behind the curtain during the ceremony.
To learn more about the California On Location AwardsTM and those who took home top honors this October, please visit the COLA Web site. Our congratulations go out to all of the COLA nominees, finalists and winners, and to the FLICS for producing yet another fine event.
FilmL.A. is proud to celebrate your success, and we look forward to pitching in again next year.