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News.bytes Extra, issue 504

BLM El Centro Employee nominated for “California on Location Award”

Dallas Meeks, an Outdoor Recreation Planner for the BLM’s El Centro Field Office was recently nominated for a “California on Location Award” by the Imperial Valley Film Commission.   The COLA award recognizes the Federal Public Employee of the Year for their efforts to facilitate filming in California on public lands, and is a project of Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS).  This network of regional film offices and commissions works with the California Film Commission to attract feature film, television, commercial and print media production in California.  (text continues below)

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Dallas Meeks, left, with Charla Teeters of the Imperial Valley Film Commission at the awards ceremony. 

Charla Teeters, of the Imperial Valley Film Commission, made the nomination. “Dallas understands the importance and impact that filming has on the economy of Imperial County," she said.  "He is always willing to work with production crews, and myself, in order to accommodate our sometimes-crazy requests.”  Recent endeavors included the feature film “Men Who Stare at Goats,” as well as a commercial featuring elephants in the Imperial Sand Dunes.

The 17th Annual COLA ceremony was held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 16, 2011.

- Joya Szalwinski, BLM interpretive park ranger, Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, 10/26/11

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Last updated: 10-27-2011