Location Managers Guild International

Winter 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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10 • LMGI COMPASS | Winter 2018 IN THE NEWS AFCI's 41st annual Cineposium brought 104 attendees from 19 countries to Los Angeles from October 20 to 22. The educational event successfully connected film commissions with decision makers across the entertainment industry. LMGI members were active participants in the conference at North Hollywood's Garland Hotel. AFCI University's "How to Plan and Execute a Successful Fam Tour" was instructed by LMGI Lifetime Achievement recipent Kokayi Ampah, who reminded AFCI members that our Regional/ International Committee is always available to help avoid pitfalls and make the most of your venture. LMGI member Kent Matsuoka moderated a panel L to R: Moderator Kent Matsuoka, Mikko Alanne, writer & producer of NatGeo's The Long Road Home; Lt. Col. Timothy Hyde, Deputy Director US Army Office of Public Affairs-West; Capt. (ret.) John Pruitt, former Director, US Coast Guard Motion Picture & TV Office; Lt. Col. Nathan Broshear, Director US Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office. Photo courtesy of AFCI. Location manager David Doumeng. Photo courtesy of AFCI. on "The Untapped Resources of the Armed Forces," highlighting how the US military is taking a proactive approach toward filming. Ilt Jones, winner of the first LMGI Award, joined executive producer Tommy Harper and production designer Michael Wylie on the panel addressing "How to Present a Winning Location Package." LMGI Award winner and host extraordinaire David Doumeng joined executive producers Ali Brown and Lisa Wieneke-Rich, sharing ideas Industry Connectivity on attracting commercial production. AFCI's new president, Rajiv Dalal, enthused, "Kokayi, Kent, Ilt and David's impactful presentations at Cineposium 2017 underscore the importance of AFCI's longstanding relationship with the LMGI. Our commissioners were grateful for the professional development opportunity." Droning on in Atlanta The LMGI and business member SouthScout, an Atlanta-based location service, hosted a well- attended event for the Georgia locations community in September. Featuring a drone seminar by Helinet Aviation Services and held at the new Atlanta United Training Center (AUTC) in Marietta, this event sets the standard for future LMGI events around the globe. The $60 million training facility is home to the Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise's youth academy, first-team players and club staff. Spanning 33 acres, AUTC includes six regulation soccer fields, a beautiful dining room with a full-service kitchen, state-of-the-art open-air weight room, hydrotherapy pools, media center, numerous office and conference rooms and more. This contemporary, glass and steel structure opened last spring and is the latest addition to the Atlanta area's changing skyline, where modern architectural buildings are in short supply. AUTC welcomes filming and is repped by Sharena Hall of SouthScout Location Services, who reports a number of bookings for features and television since the facility was showcased at the drone demonstration. The design elements came to the architects via the users. Created to foster openness Kevin LaRosa/Helinet. Photo by Karen Burns Welcome table. Photo by Karen Burns

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