Fair Dinkum

Duncan Jones Locates a Superhero Universe Down Under by Nancy Mills THOR: RAGNAROK posed many challenges for location manager Duncan Jones, but the biggest wa...

Compass Winter 2018

Winter 2018 Compass Click image to view digital issue Join us in venturing into 2018, building on our accomplishments and learning from disappointments. It ...

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 ...

Put Your Location on the Red Carpet

The submission period for the 5th Annual LMGI Awards Show is now open! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN LMGI MEMBER TO MAKE A SUBMISSION Submission deadline has been...

A Festive Time at the LMGI Holiday Party!

Thank you to those who attended our annual holiday party last Sunday. The festive event took place at the hot new Wilshire Grand Center in Downtown Los Angeles....

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....

Utah Film Office Announces Photo Contest

LMGI Business Member, the Utah Film Office, is having a photo contest and has invited all scouts to participate. “Do Your Photos tell a Story?” is the theme of...

Compass Fall 2017

Compass Fall 2017 Click image to view digital issue The LMGI is fast becoming the town square for location professionals around the world. We seek to contin...

Out of This World

When Emma Pill was offered the job as supervising location manager on Blade Runner 2049, her first thought was not “Blade Runner is a classic film. How can I possibly live up to its memory?”...

Revisiting L.A. Locations From L.A. Confidential

It’s Saturday afternoon in the City of Angels, and while I wait for location managers John Panzarella and Leslie Thorson at the corner of Santa Monica and La Brea, decent citizens run their weekend errands....

‘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?...