Location Managers Guild International

Fall 2017

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 | Fall 2017 Dear MeMbers, We are saddened by the violent deaths of two of our colleagues this summer. Ed French and Carlos Muñoz Portal died while scouting locations in San Francisco and Mexico, respectively. Our deepest condolences go to their families and co-workers. These tragedies highlight the often-overlooked dangers inherent in our profession. Scouting by its nature is often a solitary pursuit and location professionals out in the field must frequently work without "backup." In 2016, the LMGI Compass magazine featured a two-part series on various safety issues location professionals face "off production." It's time we broaden the conversation between studios, unions and location professionals regarding the unique safety challenges our profession faces. As we enter the last quarter of the year, in anticipation of the next LMGI Awards, it is time to start putting together our lists of the best location work of 2017. As always, there will be a slew of Academy Award hopefuls released between now and the end of the year, but take a few minutes to look back at the films, commercials, and TV shows you've enjoyed and admired this year so that you'll be ready when it is time to submit projects for consideration in December. We count on all of you to identify and bring to our attention the outstanding work of location professionals and film commissions around the world. Rebecca "Puck" Stair tendered her resignation from the LMGI Board in September. We wish her every success in her new venture outside the film industry and thank her for her many contributions to the Guild over the years. We are happy to announce that former Board member Jimmy Ayoub, commercial location manager from New York, has volunteered and been approved by the Board to take her place. Welcome back, Jimmy! A coalition of LMGI active and business members staged an extremely popular event in Atlanta in September. They introduced local location professionals to the Atlanta United training facility and treated them to a demonstration of the latest in drone technology from Kevin LaRosa of Helinet. We encourage other regions to work together to provide fun and informative opportunities for members to share their knowledge and experience. Plans are underway for an event in Vancouver and another in Toronto. Do I hear London calling? New York? I wish you all a safe and prosperous final quarter of 2017. Eric Klosterman, President L E T T E R FROM THE PRESIDENT Editors Lori BaLton Stevie neLSon Ken HaBer LMGI Officers eric KLoSterman, President miKe FantaSia, 1st Vice President JJ Levine, 2nd Vice President PHiLL Kane, Treasurer meLiSSa Demonaco, Secretary LMGI Administrative Director KiKeLomo "KiKi" aKinreLe LMGI Board of Directors KoKayi amPaH Jimmy ayouB matt cHamBerLin mac GorDon WeS HaGan matt PaLmer mario ramirez aLiSon a. tayLor Dan tayLor Dorion tHomaS LMGI Chairman Emeritus orin KenneDy The LMGI Compass is published quarterly by the Location Managers Guild International. locationmanagers.org Comments, editorial and photo submissions can be sent to: compass@locationmanagers.org Publisher inGLeDoDD meDia Advertising inGLeDoDD meDia 310.207.4410 LMGI@IngleDodd.com www.IngleDoddMedia.com Official Magazine of Location Professionals Promoting Excellence on Location Worldwide C MPA SS rsr G U I L D I N T E R N A T I O N A L TM LMGI

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