“Wild” Locations Get Recognition At LMGA Awards



Nancy Haecker, Location Manager "Wild" (photo: Variety)

Nancy Haecker, Location Manager “Wild” (photo: Variety, Fox Searchlight)

Congratulations to Nancy Haecker  (“Wild“),  who, at the second annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, won for “Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film”.  The awards took place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.

According to Variety, Haecker read Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, “Wild”, during a flight, and was so enthused that she wanted to scout the film project.   Even though most of the film plays for California, around 60 locations in Oregon were scouted by Haecker; from the high desert in central Oregon, the city of Ashland, Crater Lake, the Portland metro area, to the Bridge of the Gods in the Columbia River Valley Gorge.  “Wild” utilized more locations throughout Oregon than any other project to date.

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