The El Dorado/Tahoe Film Commission and The California Film Foundation presented the I Luv Film Mixer on September 9th at the El Dorado Fairgrounds in Placerville California.
Over 100 vendors and businesses will attend to showed the amazing amenities of El Dorado county as CFF presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Donny Martino:
Donny Martino Jr.
As Key Assistant Location Manager for Top Gun: Maverick Donny Martino managed all aspects of the very difficult, extended winter locations shot in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County. His work previously brought him to the Sacramento region and El Dorado County as he managed Memoirs of a Geisha.
A sought-after location management professional, it seems like Mr. Martino is always working. He has over 35 feature films to his credit, including some of the industry’s biggest hits: Catch Me If You Can, Seabiscuit, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Green Hornet, Captain Marvel, two Spider-Man films. Donny’s exceptional work has won five prestigious California On Location Awards.
When he’s not on the set he is an avid road cyclist and photographer. In fact, while working in Tahoe he cycled around the entire lake! The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native has been working in Hollywood since the late 1990s.
- Following the event, a reception was held at The BREAKROOM in Shingle Springs.