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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10 • LMGI COMPASS | Summer 2019 IN THE NEWS The 2019 LMGI Awards promise to be our best event ever. We received 142 unsolicited submissions from around the world ... all of them showing an adept understanding of the value of locations for setting the tone and enhancing the narrative. Our nominees are visual powerhouses that will Peter Weir on the set of Witness. Photo Courtesy of Paramount Pictures knock your socks off! (see page 20). Online voting has begun, so be sure to choose your favorite location-driven projects Check out our new promo: https://www.youtube.com/ …THE AWARD FOR BEST LOCATION GOES TO… watch?v=qtuQiYJQGgw. In six short years, we have honored hundreds of international location professionals and featured celebrities, including Jeff Goldblum, Billy Crystal, Michael Mann, Joe Pytka, Wes Anderson, Danny Boyle, Dennis Hayslip and Alexander Payne. This year's Honorary Awards include veteran LMGI location manager Mike Meehan as our Lifetime Achievement winner. Iconic director Peter Weir will accept our Eva Monley Award. The Hidden Empire film group, comprised of the altruistic Deon Taylor, Roxanne Avent and Robert H. Smith will take home the Humanitarian Award. More surprises will be announced soon, including this year's host and additional presenters. We are the Emmy precursor, so there is already a lot of buzz around our show. With Atlanta Spring Event On April 13, our largest event ever in Atlanta offered training and networking opportunities to regional location professionals. Co-hosted by Stone Mountain Park and the Evergreen Marriott Hotel, we drew a crowd of more than 125 people. LMGI members Lenzi Sealy, Michael Woodruff, Ryan Schaetzle, Sam Idelson, Kyle Carey and Matt Chamberlin taught two professional development workshops: Scouting Basics and Fundamentals for Assistant Location Managers. LMGI members John Latenser and Andrea Keener moderated the Roundtable for location managers. The event offered educational opportunities for professionals of every level. LMGI President Mike Fantasia welcomed members and potential members interested in joining the Guild. "The Far right: Mike Fantasia/LMGI Photo by Karen Brand LMGI is excited to continue to invest in the advancement of the craft as a whole," said Fantasia. Numerous commercial sponsors also attended the social portion of the day, networking with the location community. Both city and county government representatives for filming also attended. According to Mac Gordon, LMGI Board member and co-organizer of the event, "The sheer number of people here today reflects the astonishing growth of production in Georgia, as well as the impressive growth of the support industries we all rely on. All these vendors and sponsors have Georgia- based employees and have invested in this region, and it's all built on the statewide tax incentives. The LMGI is thrilled to begin offering local training for those in our craft and more educational events are on the horizon." members coming from around the world, tickets will be going fast—they are now available on our website: LocationManagers.org. Be sure to get yours early!! Front: Nancy Haecker/LMGI. Photo by Karen Brand

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