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6th Annual LMGI Comic-Con Panel

LMGI proudly launches our Sixth Annual Comic-Con Panel. They found Jumanji in Hawaii, Skull Island in Vietnam, Hogwarts in England, and Wakanda in South Africa. Now you can find them at Comic-Con! The LMGI is thrilled to announce the details of our 6thAnnual Comic-Con Panel!...

Location Pros Join AMPAS Class of 2018

Five LMGI Members have just joined The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) class of 2018. Robin Citrin, Mike Fantasia, Ilt Jones, James Lin and Emma Pill - having distinguished themselves by their creative contributions to theatrical motion pictures – have joined the highly collaborative Designers Branch of the Academy. They are welcomed in good company by fellow LMGI and established Academy members, Lori Balton, Kokayi Ampah and Elston Howard....

Manhattanhenge Excursion

NY Location Pros Embark on Camera Boat Excursion All photos courtesy of Les Fincher/LMGI & Jimmy Ayoub/LMGI Flashing Amber Marine Services, Film Ready Ser...

The Next Generation: Hektor Larios

They’re young, smart and enthusiastic about what they do. In this new occasional column, LMGI assistant location manager Paul Messana, a Millennial himself, tal...

The Next Generation: Evan Chan

They're young, smart and enthusiastic about what they do. LMGI assistant location manager Paul Messana, a Millennial himself, talks with the next generation of location professionals on the rise.  ...

How a Location Scout Spends 3 Days Touring L.A.

For storytellers, Los Angeles’ diverse terrain offers endless possibilities. Since cinema first took root in the city around 1912, the relationship between filmmaking and Los Angeles has been symbiotic. Nick Carr shares his favorite Hollywood backdrops for Three Obscure Days in Los Angeles. ...

It Takes a Village

For Joe’s Go Fund Me page, click here. In December our friend and fellow location scout Joe Wolek travelled to Argentina to celebrate his 54th birthday doing...

Life as a Hollywood location scout

Reprinted from ABC.NET.AU By Tom Forbes He is not a super hero, but film location scout Duncan Jones has the power to shut down city streets so Hollywood ...

CNN Profiles LMGI’s Lori Balton

Legendary Hollywood location scout Lori Balton shows us some of her favorite hidden Los Angeles spots, some of which aren't available to the everyday public....

‘Bumblebee’ film transforms Vallejo

Jonathan “JJ” Hook may not have a magnifying glass, but every film he’s worked on — roughly 40 and counting — he joins the director in scrutinizing every scene in every script and concludes to the best of his ability: Where should this be shot?...

2017-2018 LMGI Election Results

Thank you for voting in the 2017 LMGI Board of Directors Election and to all of this year’s nominees. We are grateful for the hard work of those leaving the b...

A Conversation with Carol Flaisher

The movie location manager talks about finding a house for Wedding Crashers, the power of name-dropping, and memorable moments on the set...

LMGI Panel from Sundance 2017

See the Full LMGI Panel Discussion at Sundance The LMGI and the Utah Film Commission co-hosted a joint panel discussion during the 2017 annual Sundance Film Fe...