The California On-Location Awards™ (COLA) is the premiere awards ceremony saluting location professionals, production companies and public employees for professional excellence while working on location in the State of California. COLA is a project of Film Liaisons in California, Statewide (FLICS), a group that seeks to promote and facilitate in-state filming.
In 2010, the long-serving organizers of the California On-Location AwardsTM (COLA) began a search for a partner organization. Their goal was to find an organization that could help take COLA — now approaching its 17th year — to new heights in stability, prestige and sophistication.
That December, COLA organizers found their partner. FilmL.A., Inc. — Los Angeles’ not-for-profit film office — was tapped by FLICS to serve as COLA event coordinator, financial agent of record and volunteer organizer.
FilmL.A. moved swiftly to apply new volunteer resources to COLA. FilmL.A. President Paul Audley joined Sheri Davis, Janice Arrington and Pauline East as a COLA Co-Chair. In addition, more than a half-dozen FilmL.A. staffers signed up to serve on COLA’s numerous all-volunteer coordinating committees.
“We welcome the opportunity to contribute time and talent to the California On-Location Awards,” said FilmL.A. President Paul Audley. “We thank the FLICS for their trust and look forward to working with COLA’s statewide cadre of dedicated volunteers.”