From Hollywood to Bollywood, New York to London, Sweden to Thailand, the Sahara to Antarctica – LMGI’s members serve the film and television industry with creativity, ingenuity, savvy and boldness. We exist to proudly support location professionals and the global film community – to connect you, elevate you, and advocate for you. No matter where in the world you work, if you are dedicated to our craft – you belong here.
The Location Managers Guild International / LMGI is a global organization of career location professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. Through local commitment and international strength, we support strong relationships between production and government agencies, businesses and communities. We promote awareness of our place in the entertainment industry as indispensable creative collaborators through a variety of innovative programs.
We are dedicated to the establishment of professional standards of personal conduct and business ethics. We support the formation of strong links with business members, governmental agencies and local communities. The Guild promotes awareness of the goals and achievements of our members to the general public and within the industry through creative, educational, and philanthropic programs.
Location Managers and Scouts are vital members of the design team for film, television, commercials, music videos and print advertising. Our primary job is to find the settings that best represent the visual concept of the Producer, Director and Production Designer.
This is done through research, scouting and photography. The creative dimension of the location professionals’ work assumes an advanced level of visual and aesthetic sophistication. A blend of intuition and knowledge, especially regarding architectural design, helps us to determine which settings best advance and enhance story and character development.
The Location Managers Guild International, founded in 2003, is a 501 (c) 6, non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and interests of our members and our relations with the general public, communities and industry partners. The LMGI is not a labor union. We do not represent Location Managers/Scouts in wage or working condition negotiations, leaving this responsibility to our unions, including Teamsters, Local 399 in Los Angeles, DGC in Canada and DGA in New York.