Location Managers Guild International

Summer 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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6 • LMGI COMPASS | Summer 2018 Dear MeMbers, Happy summer! While many people head for a long-awaited vacation this time of year, many of you are getting back to work after a brief hiatus. Having spent the last seven years on the LMGI Board of Directors and the past two as President, I'm in need of a break myself. When the new Board meets on June 24 to choose new officers, I intend to step aside and ask one of our other well-qualified members to lead. I have been privileged and humbled to serve you over the years. What started 15 years ago as a dream of elevating our craft in the eyes of the industry and having a good time doing it, has evolved into an international guild striving to unite those plying our trade around the world. Our growing global membership attests to the hunger for excellence and camaraderie among all of us who enjoy telling visual stories rooted in place. Nearly half our Board members reside and work outside of Hollywood. I look to them to encourage location professionals in their areas to join us and spread the word. I have tried in my tenure to move the ball forward. The Guild continues to be on sound financial footing. Last year's Board vision meeting and the hiring of Strategy Director Linda Johannesen have brought us closer to the goal of raising the Guild to the next level of awareness in the industry and the larger community. The annual LMGI Awards have been fantastic events, thanks to the hard work of the Awards Committee and our many volunteers. There is still a great deal of work to be done. Following on the success of events like the drone demonstration in Atlanta and the Sustainability Conference in Vancouver, along with panels led by LMGI members at the Sundance Film Festival, Comic-Con and the AFCI Cineposium, I hope we can continue to engage and support our members everywhere. Teaming with IngleDodd Media and our business member partners, we have the opportunity to deliver our message through a wide variety of vehicles and venues. I also hope that we can reenergize our philanthropic committee to give the Guild a stronger connection to the larger community within which we work. I encourage our members around the world to network with each other, plan local events and let the rest of the Guild know what is happening in your neck of the woods that we might all participate in a global conversation. Wherever you are, be sure to check the LMGI website for new tools to share that we will be rolling out soon. Have you updated your Member Profile so Fam Tour organizers can find you? Take note of films and TV shows you have seen or worked on that are deserving of LMGI Awards. We will be opening a year-round submission portal soon for films, TV shows and commercials. Together, we can all promote excellence on location worldwide. Thanks to everyone who has shared your thoughts and images, both here in the LMGI Compass magazine and on social media. Please remember to "like" us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I hope you all have a great, productive summer. Eric Klosterman, President L E T T E R FROM THE PRESIDENT Editors Lori BaLton Stevie neLSon Ken HaBer Assistant Photo Editor PauL MeSSana LMGI Officers eric KLoSterMan, President MiKe FantaSia, 1st Vice President JJ Levine, 2nd Vice President PHiLL Kane, Treasurer MeLiSSa DeMonaco, Secretary LMGI Administrative Director eriKa HowarD LMGI Board of Directors JiMMy ayouB Lori BaLton Matt cHaMBerLin LeS FincHer Mac GorDon weS HaGan Matt PaLMer JoHn raKicH 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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