Grateful for a job that lets her explore the world, LMGI Vice President Lori Balton is the first location pro accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS). She was recognized with the 2017 LMGI Trailblazer Award for this honor. She has been lucky enough to work with some of the best directors, designers, and location managers in the business. Her credits include: Argo, Heat, Memoirs of a Geisha, Seabiscuit, Pirates of the Caribbean, There Will be Blood, A River Runs Through it, Inception, Ali and Catch Me if You Can. Co-editor of the LMGI Compass Magazine, founding member and past president of the LMGI, Balton is delighted to see the Guild thrive. Nominee for eight COLAs and winner of four, Balton was an early proponent of recognition for our craft. When not chasing incentives, she lives in Venice, California with her husband and rescue dogs.