Location Managers Guild International

Fall 2018

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) is the largest organization of Location Managers and Location Scouts in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries. Their membership plays a vital role in the creativ

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6 • LMGI COMPASS | Fall 2018 L E T T E R FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear MeMbers, I'm proud and honored to serve as the new president of the LMGI. I hope to build upon the solid foundation set by our previous presidents. Since hiring strategist Linda Johannesen, the Board has examined the principles upon which the Guild was founded, analyzed our priorities and charted a course for the future. It's an exciting time on many fronts! The Guild is about inclusion, not factionalism—it's all about teamwork moving forward! Recently, I attended our first strategy session in Atlanta. We discussed a bit of Guild history for perspective and segued into how you can participate in committees, shaping events and activities in your region. Atlanta's enthusiasm is contagious. Members are joining committees and planning the next Georgia event. We look forward to similar sessions in New York, Toronto, London and Vancouver, working with our global membership to increase pride and participation in Guild activities. In conjunction with a PR and marketing campaign, we're embarking on a membership drive with the goal of 1K members worldwide by the end of 2019. If each of you bring in one new member, we've doubled our size, geometrically expanding our impact. Growth builds international support and endless possibilities for the Guild, providing new ideas to the Board, strengthening our financial base and increasing global recognition. Please complete the survey coming your way … your voice matters. We owe much of our success to the LMGI Compass magazine. Let our editors know your thoughts. Combined with our awards show, we provide a window for outsiders to view the location professional's world. Neither would be possible without our producing partner, IngleDodd Media (IDM). It's critical that LMGI members work with them, providing ideas and contacts for sponsorship. We're currently renegotiating with IDM, working on a tiered system allowing business partners the opportunity to support the LMGI at various levels. Each level offers increased exposure to you, our members. Encourage your vendors to contact IDM to learn about effective outreach to membership and help us grow. The LMGI Awards are moving to September. This puts us closer to the Emmys than the Oscars, giving us a chance to focus more on TV and commercials. It allows us, as a relatively small Guild, to distinguish ourselves from the other award shows in the spring, allowing us to raise more money from sponsors and provide a bigger, better show for our attendees from around the world. We're conducting an in-depth analysis of our website, the first step toward a more readable, relevant resource. Additionally, the relaunch of our periodic newsletter will provide short stories, video clips and insights into members around the world. This advancement takes work and cannot be accomplished without increased membership revenue and involvement. We now have Board members from New York, Vancouver, Atlanta and Toronto. Get involved within your region, or reach out to the LMGI core. As we bring greater benefits to members, we need more than your ideas; we need your help. Join a committee, write an article, contribute photos to our database, organize with members and work with the Board on events and activities you'd like to see in your region. Together, we can increase our standing in the community of filmmakers, promoting excellence on location worldwide. Mike Fantasia, President Editors Lori BaLton Stevie neLSon Ken HaBer Assistant Photo Editor PauL MeSSana LMGI Officers MiKe FantaSia, President JJ Levine, 1st Vice President Lori BaLton, 2nd Vice President eric KLoSterMan, Co-Treasurer aLiSon a. tayLor, Co-Treasurer Dorion tHoMaS, Secretary LMGI Board of Directors JiMMy ayouB Matt cHaMBerLin LeS FincHer Mac GorDon WeS HaGan Matt PaLMer JoHn raKicH Mario raMirez Dan tayLor LMGI Chairman Emeritus orin KenneDy Strategist LinDa JoHanneSen Administrative Manager eriKa HoWarD The LMGI Compass is published quarterly by the Location Managers Guild International. locationmanagers.org Comments, editorial and photo submissions can be sent to: compass@locationmanagers.org Publisher inGLeDoDD MeDia Advertising inGLeDoDD MeDia 310.207.4410 LMGI@IngleDodd.com www.IngleDoddMedia.com Official Magazine of Location Professionals Promoting Excellence on Location Worldwide C MPA SS rsr G U I L D I N T E R N A T I O N A L TM LMGI

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