Location Managers Guild International

Spring 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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Levi Miller and Storm Reid filming in Sequoia Park, Humboldt County. that had been seen before," Whitaker says. "L'Engle's book is so well known that over the years, people copied the ideas. So we pushed hard to find new and interesting ways to evoke its spirit. When people see the film, they'll feel the book." One of Taylor's happiest moments on Wrinkle was finally being able to use a location not far from where she lives. "It's a palm tree-lined walkway that I've been in love with for years," she says. "I've been dying to put it in a movie. We got a wonderful drone shot above the palm trees, where you see kids walking. I was so happy with that. It was major for me." Taylor started her career as an event planner in Indiana before discovering location work. She recently completed The First Purge and is about to start work on season three of Insecure. What happens after that? "I'm very excited about this time," she says. "It's a time where I'm seeing film crews being multi- cultural. They're inclusive across the board—gender-inclusive, men, women, gays, straights, black folks, Latinos, Indian folks, Asians. I went from Ava DuVernay to Issa Rae and Melina Mat- soukas (an executive producer on Rae's series Insecure) to Ge- rard McMurray (the young African-American director of The First Purge)." After completing season two of Insecure as supervising loca- tion manager, Taylor is being promoted to creative consultant. She will not be doing day-to-day location work and instead will work directly with the executive producers. "Part of me loves doing locations," Taylor says. "Part of me is interested in seeing how Insecure goes. I've never worked in any sort of producer/consultant capacity. Maybe not having to completely stress over the permits wouldn't be a bad thing." She laughs. "Maybe I'll be able to transition into some sort of other capacity. I'm excited for my future but I'm not necessarily sure what it is." A WRINKLE IN TIME LOCATION TEAM Alison Taylor, LMGI Supervising Location Manager Lori A. Balton, LMGI Location Scout Neal Prosansky, LMGI Location Manager Pedro Mata, LMGI Key Assistant Location Manager Brittany Petros, LMGI Key Assistant Location Manager Sam Gomez, Key Assistant Location Manager Dorion Thomas, LMGI Location Manager/Scout Velvet Graves, LMGI Assistant Location Manager Matt Bolin, Assistant Location Manager Anthony Balderamos, Assistant Location Manager Patti Stammer, LMGI Assistant Location Manager, NORCAL Gerald "Rowdy" Kelly, Assistant Location Manager, NORCAL Derek Bond, Locations Assistant, NORCAL Clayton Tikao, Location Manager, New Zealand Jordi Scott Smith, Assistant Location Manager, New Zealand Desray Armstrong, Location Coordinator, New Zealand Sarah Allman, Key Onset Location Assistant, New Zealand LMGI COMPASS | Spring 2018 • 49

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