Location Managers Guild International

Spring 2018

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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58 • LMGI COMPASS | Spring 2018 answering the questions of the audience, and bringing into perspective the multitude pitfalls location managers face daily. They shared personal experiences about challenges in their jobs, how they resolve issues, as well as some amusing and informative tales. The second panel, "Locations Are About Relationships—The Three Pillars," provided an in-depth discussion moderated by Creative BC's Motion Picture Industry & Community Affairs Manager Marnie Orr. Panelists Mike Fantasia, Eric Klosterman, DGC Ontario's Andrew Gainor, LMGI and Ann Goobie, LMGI and Michael Gazetas, LMGI of DGC BC dissected the three pillars; Public Support, Crew Conduct and Practices/ Industry Relationships with Government and Liaisons. An engaging Q&A with the attentive audience highlighted some of the incredibly positive initiatives that the BC film community has in motion for location sustainability, including safe environmental practices and community goodwill. The event reception afforded a great time for to meet one another and continue engaging and entertaining conversations. It was a fabulous time all around. Despite regional differences and geographic boarders, we're all in this together! The LMGI, with a growing membership in Canada, has begun in its partnership with the DGC to gain the attention of location professionals, commissions and others in Canada. This is a positive step forward in the growth and promotion of the LMGI internationally and raises the profile of location professionals worldwide. The LMGI and DGC are committed to more joint events in Canada in 2018. Special thanks goes to all the vendors and sponsors who helped to make the day possible, and especially to the key organizers DGC BC's Hans Dayal, LMGI, Jina Johnson, LMGI and Matt Palmer, LMGI.

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