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

Issue link: http://digital.copcomm.com/i/1036928

Contents of this Issue


Page 9 of 63

10 • LMGI COMPASS | Fall 2018 IN THE NEWS And the Envelope, Please… Six additional LMGI members have joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The class of 2018 includes location pros Robin Citrin, Mike Fantasia, Ilt Jones, James Lin, Emma Pill and Sue Quinn. Our peers distinguish themselves by their creative contributions to theatrical motion pictures. They proudly join the highly collaborative Designers Branch. They are welcomed by fellow LMGI Academy members Lori Balton, Kokayi Ampah and Elston Howard. "This is a powerful acknowledgment of the talent, creativity and the vital role location professionals add to the design team. With this announcement, the number of LMGI members accepted into the Academy grows to nine. And we're just getting started!" says newly ap- pointed LMGI President Mike Fantasia. As the first location professional accepted into the Academy, LMGI Vice President Lori Balton is "over the moon to be in such good company." She adds, "In many films, locations are critical characters, helping the director enhance his or her story. We are so happy to continue to be recognized as essential members of the creative team." Robin Citrin: The Aviator, Rain Man, Shutter Island Mike Fantasia: Munich, Memoirs of a Geisha, Catch Me if You Can Ilt Jones: Black Panther, The Dark Knight Rises, Transformers James R. Lin: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Wonder Woman, Lady in the Water Emma Pill: Spectre, Blade Runner 2049, Mamma Mia! Sue Quinn: The Harry Potter franchise, Edge of Tomorrow, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Lights, Camera, Location Scout Someone had the brilliant idea of featuring a location scout in a national Chase Sapphire Reserve ad with comedian James Corden. Someone had an even more brilliant idea to cast location pro Leo Fialho, LMGI in that role. An occasional actor, holding a SAG card, Leo's name was entered in the casting pool by a commercial producer he sometimes works with. Next thing he knew, he was ad-libbing with Mr. Carpool Karaoke at locations in downtown Los Angeles. Fialho enthused, "It was the latest call time I have ever had—7 a.m.! It was a great experience, with a lot of opportunity for improvisation." And yes, he even offered to pick up the yellow directional signs for the location manager when they made a company move. Location scout Leo Fialho and James Corden scout locations for a "very special project." Photos courtesy of Droga5, Chase

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Location Managers Guild International - Fall 2018