Location Managers Guild International

Fall 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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40 • LMGI COMPASS | Fall 2020 THE ULTIMATE LOCATION by Christopher F. Fuentes Photos courtesy of Christopher Fuentes/LMGI Have you given any thought to your 'fi nal location'? I have: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where I will spend eternity "below … and above the stars." Located in the fi lm capital of the world, industry pioneers, actors, cra smen, producers, directors, writers, cinematographers and composers are memorialized in this bucolic se ing among statuary, peacocks, fountains, refl ection pools and dramatic monuments within these fabled walls. Hollywood Forever Cemetery has appeared in numerous productions. Location professionals frequently use cemetery facilities when fi lming in the area. As a location, there are many looks, unique structures, a swan-fi lled lake, and when rolling sound, it's dead quiet! The original cemetery, established in 1899, included 50 acres that eventually became the Paramount Pictures Studios lot. Just south of the cemetery, Paramount Studios is still going strong nearly a century later. AMPAS founder and fi rst President, Douglas Fairbanks, and his famous son, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., a major star in his own right, are interred in a

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