COMPASS FEATURES

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....

A Wrinkle in Time | Alison Taylor, LMGI

Location pro Alison Taylor explores a brave new world by Nancy Mills Movie photos by Atsushi Nishijima. ©2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ...

Fair Dinkum | Duncan Jones, LMGI, LM

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...

Out of This World: Emma Pill, LMGI

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....

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....