Kokayi Ampah

Kokayi-AmpahKOKAYI AMPAH (Location Manager) became the first African American Location Manager in Los Angeles in 1978.

In 1995 he was awarded the first ever Location Manager of The Year, Feature Division at the California On Location Awards. His credits include The Color Purple, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Mars Attacks and 30 other feature films. His television credits include the A Team, Cagney and Lacey and Knight Rider.

He also served as Production Supervisor and Location Manager on Shawshank Redemption. Associate Producer and Location Manager on the Five Heartbeats.

In 2015 he was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award by the Location Managers Guild of America.