Location Managers Guild International

Winter 2023

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 | Winter 2023 Paul Messana/LMGI Paul first became interested in location scouting while he was an undergrad at Pitzer College. Upon graduation, Paul returned to his hometown to work under Joan Aguado at the South Pasadena Film Office. Through that position, he was introduced to location managers and more opportunities in the field. He has since worked on shows, including Modern Family, All Rise, This Is Us, and The Rookie. Paul currently works as a KALM in Los Angeles. Rachel Llewellyn Rachel Llewellyn is a media journalist, editor and corporate writer from Bakersfield, California—home of Jack Nicholson's freeway piano performance in Five Easy Pieces and near the site of the iconic plane chase in North by Northwest. She's written about arts and culture since college, when she got hooked on movie production after visiting a Tremors exhibit at the Museum of Western Film History. She's written for Girlfriends and Curve magazines, worked as a news producer, and is currently ghost-editing novels, copywriting for C-suiters, and contributing to Book & Film Globe. Jared Cowan Jared Cowan is based in L.A. and has been fascinated by cinema and filming locations since he was a kid. He loves locations so much that he proposed to his wife on the world famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art featured in Rocky. Jared is a journalist and photographer who has written extensively on the subject of L.A. filming locations for publications, including Los Angeles Magazine, L.A. TACO and LA Weekly. He is the co-founder of My Valley Pass, through which he programs location- based film screenings and leads film tours of the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena and the historic Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. His podcast, On Location with Jared Cowan, features interviews with filmmakers recorded on-site at the locations from their movies; it can be found on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. CONTRIBUTORS Tonya Hartz/LMGI Tonya can be found in her happy place as a location scout in Vancouver, BC. She is grateful for her large capacity for suffering and a career with a solid foundation in chaos. She never stops telling people how much she loves her job as it is one of the better decisions she made in the '90s. Her previous jobs as a self-taught lawyer, DGC instructor, surf camp owner, a fledgling AD, a newspaper photographer, tree planter, commercial fishing gear seller and VHS rewinder, have all contributed to her unique skill set. While not on the clock. Tonya can be found having strong opinions, doing her best as an unnatural mother and paddleboarding.

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