Location Managers Guild International

Summer 2019

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 | Summer 2019 L E T T E R FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Members, It's an exciting time for the LMGI! We're embarking upon our 16th year as a Guild and our newly elected Board members are in place. Together, Edward Mazurek, Ken Haber, Walter Roshetski and Georgette Turner bring years of experience and fresh new ideas and perspectives to the group. They're settling into committees and joining sitting Board members, digging into their work for the Guild. The Guild exists to proudly support location professionals and the global film community—to connect, elevate, educate and advocate for YOU. No matter where in the world you work and what your union affiliation is, if you are dedicated to our craft—you belong here. But, 15 people and two part-time staff can't possibly do all the work it takes to the keep the Guild moving forward. I'd like each of you to think about how you can contribute to the Guild's mission of promoting location professionals as vital, creative members of the design team, strengthening the influence of our global tribe and advancing our members' professional development. Do you have great photographs of an exotic or unknown location? Or maybe an idea for an article or seminar on an aspect of location scouting or managing, or possibly something related to the technical part of our work? Do you want to help plan Fam Tours to destinations around the block or around the world? Are you new to the industry and want to meet fellow location professionals? Are you a marketing or PR whiz who would like to help us spread the Guild's mission? Is social media your thing? Are you technically inclined? If you answer yes to any of these questions, I encourage you to join one of our committees. It's a great way to meet fellow location professionals, to give back to your profession, to elevate our craft, to pass along your knowledge and wisdom to the newer members of the Guild. You don't need to devote a lot of time—pick one thing and do it well—and we will all benefit from the diversity that is the LMGI. Our 1K/2020 Membership Initiative is in full swing. Our goal is to have 1,000 members by 2020. With our present membership standing at more than 500, it'll be relatively easy to accomplish if everyone brings in one new member. Is there someone on your location team who isn't a Guild member? Direct them to our website to join. It's easy! Likewise, our business partners provide an incredible amount of support to the Guild. Speak with your preferred vendors about the benefits of the Guild and direct them to our homepage to join. The Sixth Annual LMGI Awards will be held on September 21 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. We were delighted to be flooded with a record number of outstanding submissions this year—over 100 submissions of truly exceptional work from around the globe in all categories! Legendary Australian director Peter Weir will receive the Eva Monley Award and Michael Meehan, who worked with Weir on numerous films, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Plan on attending this fantastic event and supporting the Guild. I look forward to seeing all of you there! Mike Fantasia, President Editors Lori BaLton Stevie neLSon Ken HaBer PauL MeSSana LMGI Officers MiKe FantaSia, President JJ Levine, 1st Vice President Lori BaLton, 2nd Vice President GeorGette turner, Treasurer JoHn raKicH, Secretary LMGI Board of Directors JiMMy ayouB Matt cHaMBerLin LeS FincHer Mac Gordon Ken HaBer WeS HaGan edWard MazureK Matt PaLMer WaLter roSHetSKi aLiSon a. 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

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