Location Managers Guild International

Winter 2020

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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W hen the hit FX drama Sons of Anarchy (known as SOA to the fan base) came to an end in 2014 a er seven epic seasons, fans of the show were le craving more. The series, created by Kurt Su er, tracked the lives of an outlaw motorcycle gang in a fi ctional California town and became the most watched show in the history of the network (a distinction it still holds today) with ratings climbing season by season and topping out at some six million viewers each week. Eager to keep those viewers, FX greenlit Mayans M.C., a spinoff series from Su er and co-creator/executive producer Elgin James. The pilot aired on September 4, 2018, and it was clear that SOA fans were more than ready to get behind the new show. Mayans is set 2½ years a er the events of SOA in the fi ctional California border town of Santo Padre. It follows Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes (J.D. Pardo), the son of a proud Mexican family that has been ripped apart by cartel violence. EZ is driven by a serious thirst for vengeance which, in season one, leads him to become a prospect in the charter of the Mayans motorcycle club (M.C). He becomes a full-fl edged member of the club in season two and tries to balance the cartels, corrupt government offi cials, rebels, rival gangs, the law, and even some members of his own crew. Brotherhood, loyalty, betrayal and redemption are constant themes. For the crew, the central theme seems to be a "can do" a itude—something fi rmly represented in the Location Department. Photo courtesy of Dan Cooley/LMGI

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