(written from a Production point of view)
Rebecca "Becky" Brake is a location manager for film and television productions. She was the supervising location manager on 2009's Star Trek. For her work on this film, she was nominated as Location Professional of the Year for Features by the 14th Annual California on Location Awards (or COLAs for short). Brake also worked as supervising location manager on the Star Trek Into Darkness.
Brake began her career as an assistant location manager on the 1995 films Strange Days and Get Shorty. She again 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 film 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 film Black Sheep, whose cast included Bruce McGill and Tucker Smallwood. She has since managed locations for such films as Price of Glory (2001, starring Clifton Collins, Jr. and Ron Perlman, with 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, featuring 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 for their work on M:i:III.
More recently, Brake served as the supervising location manager on the hit 2007 comedy Wild Hogs and as location manager on the 2008 thriller The Eye. She worked with Jason Bonnell on both of these films.