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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.  ...

An Interview with Leann Emmert

Reprinted from Screenster | 10/06/2018 I first heard about Leann Emmert’s work as a Location Scout and Manager in a Microsoft Commercial. Unlike most adverts...

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. ...

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?...

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...

Spotlight: Bambi Moé

Production executive and music producer Bambi Moé – yep, Bambi is her real name – has recently found a home in front of the cameras, as host as well as producer...

Robert Mendel Preservation Project

Location Manager/Scout Robert Mendel has taken on the immense task of creating a collection of Location Scout folders to present to potential archival groups. ...

Fellow Location Pros Need Your Help

Location Pros Bree Brozey and Deven Chierighino need your help. Bree Brozey was seriously injured a few years ago.  With numerous surgeries ahead and her daily...