Location Managers Guild International

Fall 2021

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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THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FROM PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL TO AMAZON SERIES All photos courtesy of Amazon except as noted by Nancy Mills "Because I am a person of color, working on The Underground Railroad meant something more to me than just working for an Academy Award-winning director," admits veteran LM Alison Taylor. "In location work, you get very few opportunities to take a job based on content. I felt that the story was communicating much more than just history. It was important to show what the times were like, and what it really felt like for these enslaved people." In the 2016 book by Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad follows Cora Randall's escape from a Georgia plantation in the 1850s and her harrowing journey toward freedom. While historically the underground railroad was a system of abolitionists, safe houses, and routes to guide escaped slaves north, Whitehead imagines the railroad as being real. There are stations, tracks and locomotives. The screeching roar of metal beneath the southern soil with its constant rhythmic rumble is a mantra toward the promise of a be er life. SLM Alison A. Taylor/LMGI gets on board with Director Barry Jenkins for a deeply personal rideā€¦

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