Variety (US), November 1, 2001
The 'Matrix' Sequels Already Win an Award
The California Film Commission and its 57 FLICS (Film Liaisons in California, Statewide) paid tribute to those who help make a filmmaker's vision a reality at the 7th Annual California On Location Awards (COLA).
The event, held Oct. 21 at the Castaway in Burbank, honored location managers and production companies for professionalism while working on location in California. The awards also honor the state's public employees for their diligent work in assisting production companies.
The Humanitarian Award was presented to location manager Peter Novak for his ingenuity recycling the sets built for "The Matrix 2" and "The Matrix 3." Novak donated and delivered the set materials from the Bay Area to Mexico for the creation of 100 single-family homes.