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ABQ Film Office picks up ‘outstanding film’ award

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These billboards are located around Albuquerque.
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The Albuquerque Film Office picked up a prestigious award this weekend in Los Angeles.

The Location Managers Guild of America named the film office as “outstanding film commission” for its work with TV show “Breaking Bad” and feature film “Lone Survivor.”

The award ceremony celebrates the accomplishments in location scouting/managing and the work of film commissions internationally.

According to the organizers, this award is “given to the film commission that rises above and beyond the call of duty.”

Ann Lerner, city of Albuquerque’s film liasion, attended the event and received the award for the film office.

“We are thrilled that the LMGA recognizes the work done by the film office and the outstanding locations crew that call Albuquerque home,” Lerner said.

When the film office was nominated, Mayor Richard J. Berry said he is proud of the hard working team at the film office and the “nomination is a direct reflection of their tireless efforts to ensure local projects receive the support required for a smooth and seamless production.”

“Albuquerque has garnered significant attention world-wide as a great place for filmmaking, which is a testament to the professional services provided by our city film office,” Berry said.

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