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?...

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....

Out of Africa

Finding locations can sometimes prove dangerous—climbing mountains, crawling over rocks, entering destroyed buildings. Seldom does it involve encounters with AK-47s or hippopotamuses—unless your name is Deon du Preez, LMGI....

The Fate of the Furious

The Fast and Furious franchise has shot in some pretty exotic locales. But nothing will top its adventures in Cuba for The Fate of the Furious. ...

Compass Summer 2017

  Click the image to download a PDF file. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorel...

Locations Industry Open House

LMGI and SouthScout invite members to a Locations Industry Open House at Atlanta United Training Facility, September 16, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m....

2017-2018 LMGI Election Results

strong { font-weight: bold; } em { font-style: italic; } Thank you for voting in the 2017 LMGI Board of Directors Election and to all of this year’s nominees...