LMGI MOURNS THE LOSS OF LOCATION PROS ED FRENCH AND CARLOS MUÑOZ PORTAL
The Location Managers Guild International is deeply saddened by the recent loss of our professional colleagues Carlos Muñoz Portal and Ed French. Both men were murdered while scouting for locations on separate projects.
Muñoz Portal was working in Hidalgo, Mexico on Netflix’s Narcos.
Ed French lived and worked in San Francisco and was killed while scouting for a commercial at Twin Peaks, a popular tourist destination.
Studios and networks have increased crew safety awareness in the wake of the Sarah Jones tragedy. However, location scouts and managers are often vulnerable, working alone while scouting dangerous environments. While such occurrences are rare, location pros can also be targets because of the equipment they carry. Our deepest condolences go to the families of Carlos and Ed. We mourn the loss of our colleagues and hope to work toward a solution to minimize the violence that plagues our global community.