Red Nation Celebration Institute to Receive Trailblazer Award at 2022 LMGI Awards


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HOLLYWOOD, CA., July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), whose efforts to train Native Americans to become professionals in tribal film localization and liaison, will receive the prestigious Trailblazer Award from the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) on September 9e LMGI annual awards on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at studios in downtown Los Angeles. The LMGI will honor RNCI’s pioneering initiatives to promote inclusivity in the film industry and generate revenue for Indigenous communities, embrace their knowledge and sensitivity to Indigenous culture, and make them invaluable assets for productions. cinemas and their own indigenous communities. The announcement was made by John Rakich, President of LMGI and Chairman of this year’s LMGI Awards Committee. Photos available here.

“The Red Nation Celebration Institute has worked to break down the barriers of racism by creating systemic change through media and pop culture to eliminate Native American stereotypes. Their vision for the future of cinema is one in which Indigenous Indigenous perspectives are authentically represented, recognized, and valued in a way that promotes strong authentic Indigenous identities, economic outcomes, equity, and well-being for all Indigenous communities. honor this year with the LMGI Trailblazer award,” notes Rakich.

Accept on behalf of RNCI will be Joanelle Romero, Founder and President of the RNCI. “The Red Nation Celebration Institute Board of Directors is honored to accept the LMGI Trailblazer Award. Who tells the story matters. When it comes to authentic portrayal in film and television and in all media , it’s up to all of us, collectively, to be inclusive in hiring Indigenous Indigenous talent in front of and behind the camera, in the writing rooms and as executives in the studios.Receiving this prestigious award from LMGI says it all. on their commitment to inclusivity and equality for all,” Romero said.

This year marks by Joanelle Romero 45th year in the entertainment industry. Her mother was an actress in several Elvis films and Joanelle followed in her footsteps. Since her starring role in the first contemporary story by an Indigenous woman “The Girl Called Hatter Fox”, Joanelle has created opportunity and broken the glass ceiling for Indigenous Indigenous communities and talent. She was cast in the lead role in by George Harrison award-winning film Powwow Roadthe first contemporary film that changed the Indigenous narrative into Hollywood. Romero was also the first Indigenous filmmaker to be shortlisted for an Academy Awardâ for the acclaimed film “American Holocaust: When It’s All Over, I’ll Still Be Indian.”

She founded the Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), the oldest Indigenous women-led Indigenous cultural and media arts nonprofit in the history of the entertainment industry. RNCI represents over 570 Indigenous Nations, amplifying over 5,000 Indigenous and Indigenous content creators through its streaming company Red Nation Television Network (predating Netflix and all other broadcasters), supporting nearly 900 Indigenous filmmakers through its Red Nation International Film Festival, including films made by women through Native Women in Film & Television in All Media, since 1995.

Current partners of RNCI Global Film & Television Location Scouting and Management Career Development include: Locations Managers Guild International (LMGI), NYC Media & Entertainment, New Mexico Film Office, Crewvie, Albuquerque Film Office, IATSE Local 480, Santa Fe Film Office, Santa Fe: The City Different, Kentucky Film Commission, Neighbor Island Film Group, Neighbor Islands Movie and Television Consortium, Nebraska Film Association, Nebraska Film Office, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), The Refinery, and Red Nation Television Network.

Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorseseconsidered one of the most prominent and influential filmmakers working today, will receive the prestigious Eva Monley Award. The LMGI Awards recognize outstanding and creative visual contributions from film, television and advertising professionals around the world. The exceptional service of the film commissions is also recognized for their support “beyond expectations” during the production process. For a list of nominees for the 2022 LMGI Awards, visit:

The LMGI Awards are proudly sponsored by Title: Air conditioning of the studios; Diamond: Board Brothers, Inc.; Platinum: Trilith Studios, Wrigley Media Group; Gold: Classic Tents and Events, Toni Maier On Location, Inc., William F. White International Inc.; Silver: Hollywood Locations, Inland Empire Film Services, Los Angeles Center Studios, Magic Rentals, Production Security Services, Reel Waste & Recycling, Riverside County Film Commission, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites; Bronze: California Film Commission, Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia; El Dorado-Lake Tahoe Film and Media Office; ON-SET Displays, Savannah Regional Film Commission, The Location Portal; Media sponsors: Variety, The Location Guide and SHOOT magazine.

For more information about LMGI, visit or contact Erika Howard at [email protected]. For LMGI sponsorship opportunities, please contact carol skeldon at [email protected]. This year’s awards are produced by Eric WeissHoneysweet Creative and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly Goldstein.

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