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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8 • LMGI COMPASS | Summer 2018 CONTRIBUTORS Nancy Mills Nancy Mills is a freelance entertainment writer whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers around the world, including USA Today, USA Weekend magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, People, Cosmopolitan, Elle, The Costco Connection, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, The Guardian, International Herald Tribune and The New York Times Syndicate. Over the years, she has visited hundreds of TV and film locations in such far-flung spots as China, India, Italy, France, Germany, England, Mexico, Australia and Fiji. She is a graduate of Cornell University. Angus Ledgerwood Angus Ledgerwood began his location career at the age of 18 purely by chance—his older brother met a retiring location scout in an elevator and introduced them on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. For the past nine years, Ledgerwood has worked as an assistant location manager, scout and most recently, as a location manager. His credits include the feature films Kong: Skull Island, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Little Things and the TV series Terra Nova. A native of Queensland, Australia, Ledgerwood has also worked and lived in the USA and UK. His love of adventure has taken him scouting across more than a dozen countries. Shannon Mullen Shannon Mullen is an itinerant film producer, screenwriter and retired public radio reporter. Her production company, Broad Reach, is based on the East Coast. Paul Messana Paul first became interested in location scouting while he was an undergrad at Pitzer College. He worked summer positions and took independent courses that supplemented learning about the field, including working on a thesis documentary project about location scouting in the Faroe Islands. Upon graduation, Paul worked under Joan Aguado at the South Pasadena Film Office of his hometown and through that position, he was introduced to location managers and more opportunities in the field. He has since been working as an assistant location manager and scout on This Is Us, Modern Family & LA to Vegas. His love for Los Angeles and creative eye inspire him to work on bigger projects and he can't wait for what is next. Kent Matsuoka Kent Matsuoka is a location scout and manager who has been honored with the California On Location Award (COLA) for Commercial Location Professional of the Year in 2010, a COLA nomination in 2013 and a nomination for the inaugural LMGI Award in 2014. A former Board member of the LMGI, he's still active with the Guild, keeping the LMGI Facebook page current with stories about the perils and pleasures of working on location when not too busy participating in Fam Tours. Lonnie Wake Lonnie Wake is a freelance journalist and communications consultant based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She loves the outdoors and spends a portion of each year working in the backcountry. Projects that contribute to preserving our environment are her favourite; she also enjoys making science interesting and accessible. She holds a liberal arts degree from Quest University Canada, where she focused on climate change communication. She collaborated on her article with Green Spark Group, a Canadian consultancy group that provides sustainable production services to meet the growing demand for sustainability in the entertainment industry. Classic and international gardens, roads, ponds, mature trees, statues, architecture. THE HUNTINGTON 626-405-2215 | FilmHuntington.org THINK GLOBALLY, FILM LOCALLY

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