COMPASS FEATURES

Breaking Tenet’s Global Code

How Janice Polley pulled together an elite international team to decipher Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-bender... by Shaun O’Banion Photos by Melinda Sue ...

In My City: Mallorca

Stevie Nelson discusses the highlights of working on the island of Mallorca with LM Daniel Palerm. Photos by Daniel Palerm/LMGI except as noted Stevie: ...

Working with VFX

He had a hand in the creation of the fantastical rocky formations of the Red Planet and oversaw the setting for the ancient Direwolves. Calgary-based location p...

The Next Generation: Ehrin Davis

They’re young, smart and enthusiastic about what they do. In this occasional column, KALM Paul Messana, a genXer himself, talks with the upcoming generation of location professionals on the rise. ...

13 Reasons Why

School’s Out: 13 Reasons Why Concludes Its Fourth and Final Season by Shannon A. Mullen When location scouts started knocking on doors in the San Franci...

Up Schitt’s Creek

Seven years ago, LM Geoffrey Smither/LMGI got a phone call from producer Colin Brunton asking if he would be available to work on a new series with Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara?...

Little Women March Across Massachusetts

by Nancy Mills Douglas Dresser/LMGI with his wife Donya. When SLM Douglas Dresser/LMGI signed on to help make a new version of Little Women, it took him ...

Set-Jetting

The practice of visiting places used as  filming locations in movies and television production by Judy Schultz In choosing desti...

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

For Quentin Tarantino’s very personal film, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, opening later this month, Hollywood 2018 was transformed into Hollywood 1969...

The S.W.A.T. Location Department

Making the Impossible Possible by Shaun O’Banion Shawn Ryan (The Shield) had been a fan of the original series and approached Moritz about developing a new ...

Sense and Sensibility

Filming at Historic Properties: Frank Gehry, noted architect, sums it up best, “Architecture should speak of its time and its place, but yearn for timelessness.”...

Flying Down to Whitehall

Flying Down to Whitehall: Historic Locations Bring British Stories to Life  by Jim Collette “Votes for women!” The cry emanated from the Heavens, and a sudde...

South of the Border

Finding 30 locations for Roma, which received 10 Oscar nominations and won three Oscars, was an enormous challenge for Horacio Rodriguez, LMGI and his location team. ...

Beyond Borders | Jack Ryan’s Location Teams

Everybody loves Jack Ryan. Since Tom Clancy introduced his CIA analyst-turned-action hero in his 1984 thriller The Hunt for Red October, film audiences have poured into theaters to watch different incarnations of Ryan. ...

First Man | Kyle Hinshaw LMGI

It takes a village to pull off getting a rocket to the moon, even a fake one. Based on the book of the same title by James R. Hansen, First Man is the story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon....

Stranger Things | Tony Holley, LMGI, LM

Back in 2015, when no one had ever heard of a Netflix series called Stranger Things, location manager Tony Holley, LMGI and his team could work wherever they wanted without hassle....