(written from a Production point of view)
Rebecca "Becky" Brake is a location manager for film and television productions who worked as Supervising Location Manager on 2009's Star Trek and the 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. According to the IMDb, Brake also worked on the 2016 sequel Star Trek Beyond. Brake received a California on Location Award nomination as Location Professional of the Year – Features in 2008. She won a COLA in the category Location Team of the Year – Studio Feature Films in 2012, shared with Steve Woroniecki, Steven Boyd, Leo Fialho, Peter Gluck, Kathy McCurdy, Golden Robert Swenson, Scott Trimble, Shelly Armstrong, and Christina Otteson.
Brake began her career as an assistant location manager on the 1995 films Strange Days and Get Shorty. She then worked with the latter film's director, Barry Sonnenfeld, as an assistant location manager on the hit science fiction action film Men in Black which featured Carel Struycken and Sean Whalen in the cast. Brake's other credits as assistant location manager include the 1997 comedy Nothing to Lose (featuring Michael McKean and Randy Oglesby) and the 1998 political drama Primary Colors (featuring Robert Easton and Brian Markinson).
Her first project as a key location manager was Paramount Pictures' 1996 comedy Black Sheep, whose cast included Bruce McGill and Tucker Smallwood. She has since managed locations for such films as Price of Glory (2001, with Clifton Collins, Jr., Ron Perlman, and Michelle C. Bonilla), American Pie 2 (2001, co-starring John Cho and Larry Drake), Collateral Damage (2002, featuring Raymond Cruz and Rick Worthy), Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003, featuring Michelle Krusiec and Rachel Nichols), and The Fighting Temptations (2003, with Dakin Matthews).
Brake previously worked with Star Trek's director and producer, J.J. Abrams, on his series Alias and on Paramount Pictures' 2006 film Mission: Impossible III. Brake and several other location scouts and managers including Michelle Latham and Scott Trimble won the 2006 California on Location Award as Production Company/Location Team of the Year – Features for their work on Mission: Impossible III.
Further credits as supervising location manager include the action comedy Wild Hogs (2007, working with Jason Bonnell), the thriller The Eye (2008), the science fiction film Battle Los Angeles (2011), and the action sequel Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011, with Simon Pegg, costume design by Michael Kaplan, and music by Michael Giacchino). She also worked as location scout on Roberto Orci, Damon Lindelof, and Alex Kurtzman's science fiction thriller Cowboys & Aliens (2011).
More recent work as supervising location manager include Brad Bird's science fiction film Tomorrowland (2015, written and produced by Damon Lindelof, produced by Jeffrey Chernov, music by Michael Giacchino, and production design by Scott Chambliss) and the action sequel Mission: Impossible 5 (2015, with Simon Pegg and produced by J.J. Abrams and David Ellison).
- BeckyBrake.com – official site