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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8 • LMGI COMPASS | Fall 2018 CONTRIBUTORS Nancy Mills Nancy Mills is a freelance entertainment writer whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers around the world, including USA Today, USA Weekend magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, People, Cosmopolitan, Elle, The Costco Connection, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, The Guardian, International Herald Tribune and The New York Times Syndicate. Over the years, she has visited hundreds of TV and film locations in such far-flung spots as China, India, Italy, France, Germany, England, Mexico, Australia and Fiji. She is a graduate of Cornell University. Shaun O'Banion Shaun O'Banion is a Gotham Award-winning producer currently living and working in Prague, Czech Republic. He has written articles for MovieMaker Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, and is a regular contributor on Stage32.com Paul Messana Paul first became interested in location scouting while he was an undergrad at Pitzer College. He worked summer positions and took independent courses that supplemented learning about the field, including working on a thesis documentary project about location scouting in the Faroe Islands. Upon graduation, Paul worked under Joan Aguado at the South Pasadena Film Office of his hometown and through that position, he was introduced to location managers and more opportunities in the field. He has since been working as an assistant location manager and scout on This Is Us, Modern Family & LA to Vegas. His love for Los Angeles and creative eye inspire him to work on bigger projects and he can't wait for what is next. Jim Collee Jim Collette grew up in Arizona and lives in Tucson. After stints in journalism and copywriting, he picked up a graduate degree in anthropology from Northern Arizona University. For more than 30 years, he worked as an archaeologist and ethnohistorian in the American Southwest. In his semi-retirement, he assists filmmakers with location and BTS services, and does his best to lure unsuspecting production companies into Southern Arizona. John Rakich Toronto, Canada-based location manager John Rakich was the first location professional from that city to join the LMGI in 2015. His many credits include the feature films Resident Evil 4, Pixels and the TV series Hemlock Grove, American Gods and Shadowhunters. When not working, John enjoys exploring Canada's U.S. neighbor via road trips. Architecture and great food always factor into planning his destinations.

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