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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IN THE NEWS Iconic Venue Is Reimagined in Glendale LMGI members and friends flocked to the newly renovated Solar Studios, a well-known Glendale filming location on the corner of Central Avenue and an alley just west of San Fernando Road. Those attending the Sunday brunch on October 3 were surprised to find a modern multi-storied residential building where the free-standing iconic brick warehouse with its distinctive arched windows once stood. The two-story interior space has been relocated to the back of the new building and redesigned to showcase a boutique studio with an elegant European residential vibe complete with a sweeping staircase leading to a balcony and sitting room, a two-story glassed-in modern loft, and a small stage with a three- walled cyc and lighting grid. Rebuilt using original early 1900's red Simons bricks, the space also features an authentic reconstruction of the windows that have always been the soul of Solar Studios. Working with the city of Glendale, the reconstruction of the original space was seen as a neighborhood enhancement. "In order to get his permit, the developer had to incorporate an art and commerce element that would be ideal for this newly emerging neighborhood," explains Peter Cohn, the facilities owner and host of the event. "The city was very supportive to have LMGI Members Mingle at LA Events L-R: Heather Ross/The Location Portal, JJ Levine/LMGI, Peter Cohn, Michelle Latham/LMGI, Tom Ybarra/Reel Waste & Recycling Solar Studios incorporated into the plan. I was able to reimagine the space with inside and outside features that supersede it being just a cool old brick building." Cohn paid attention to every detail that would make this venue attractive for filming, even noting the position of L-R: Adrian Ramos/Giggster, Kristin Dewey/LMGI, Daniel Lee/LMGI, Tisha Jefferson-Tell/LMGI, Alison Taylor/LMGI

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