afcilocationsshowmainslider00176The LMGI had another successful presence at the AFCI Locations and Global Finance Trade Show held at the Burbank Marriott on April 21 – 23. This year’s event featured global financing however topics and panel discussions ranged from global incentives to the use of drones and caring for animals on set.

The work of our 2016 LMGI Award Nominees was showcased in a panel discussion featuring Straight Outta Compton Location Manager Alison Taylor, Bridge of Spies Location Manager Klaus Darrelmann, Shani Orona from Sicario and Christiane Raab of the Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission. Moderated by Elliot Kotek, Editor of Beyond Cinema magazine and coordinated by LMGI Awards Co-Chair, Robin Citrin, the discussion brought attention to the artistic contributions these location professionals provided with their locations of; 1980s Compton, Mexico’s drug turfs, Europe and the United States during the cold war.

The conference is a great place to make new friends, meet industry professionals and catch-up with colleagues that we only see once a year at the Trade Show. Our friends from Thailand had a booth adjacent to ours. Youhee Choi, from South Korea, kept circling back to our section to visit and discuss the upcoming LMGI Awards Show. New friend and future Business Member Stanislav Solovkin from Kyrgyzstan was directly across from us. Stanislav attended the Awards Show, for the first time, and was extremely impressed with the show and the work of the Guild.


LMGI Treasurer, Eric Klosterman; Vice Presidents Ken Haber and Lori Balton; Angela Fogg, Board Member Melissa DeMonaco, Jeff Morris, Kenny Brandt, Janet Harold, Board Member Puck Stair, Jill Naumann and President Nancy Haecker all worked the LMGI booth and attended the conference. We appreciate their efforts of managing the booth and for meeting producers, independent filmmakers and film commissions from around the world on behalf of the Guild. They also sold tickets to the Awards Show and solicited submissions for next years show. Thank you for your continued support, guild members!