Location Managers Guild of America

Location Managers Guild of America

Infobox Union
country=United States
full_name=Location Managers Guild of America

founded= 2003
office= Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
people= Dave Berthiaume, President
Lori Balton, 1st VP
website= [http://www.locationmanagers.org/ www.locationmanagers.org]

Officially incorporated on 2 December 2003, the Location Managers Guild of America is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and interests of its members and their relations with the general public, communities, and industry partners. They are primarily Location Managers, Location Scouts, Assistant Location Managers, and various business members, such as film commissions, location services vendors, and various filming locations and venues.

The LMGA is not a "labor" union in that they do not represent Location Managers in wages or working condition, leaving this responsibility to unions such as Teamsters Local 399 in Los Angeles, Teamsters Local 390 in Miami, and the Directors Guild of America in New York. Although, it should be noted that the LMGA has many "non-union" members as well. Following the [http://www.setdecorators.org/ Set Decorators Society of America] which formed in 1993, the LMGA is also the newest guild in Hollywood (by contrast, the Screen Actors Guild was formed in 1933).

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Location Managers Guild of America is to enhance recognition and respect for its members within the entertainment and related industries and to strengthen their ability to develop meaningful and credible careers.

Our duty is to inspire our members to professional excellence by demonstrating how and where they might learn more and develop themselves further. The Guild passes on traditions that lessons of experience provide and insures that professional achievement builds on achievement.

The Location Managers Guild of America also strives to serve the public and the production industries through philanthropic and educational programs and through identifying, improving, exchanging and encouraging the mutual benefits of location filming among the entertainment industries and our communities.


The bulk of the membership is currently based in and around Los Angeles, but as filmmaking has become a global business, the LMGA's membership has strove to keep pace with the ever shrinking world with members based in production centers throughout the world and maintains close ties with the [http://www.golm.org.uk/ Guild of Location Managers] in the UK.


As mentioned, one of the priorities of the guild is to create educational ventures that also help to show what it is that they do.

Last Looks: The Ambassador Hotel

Over the weekend of 20 March 2005, just before the start of the demolition of the Ambassador Hotel, the LMGA organized an event wherein Location Scouts could photograph the historic place one last time, while also teaching photography to students from [http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Jefferson_HS/ Jefferson High School] in South Central L.A. The photographs were later judged by a large jury that included such people as Shane Black (writer of Lethal Weapon), Alice West (co-executive producer of Ugly Betty), and Missy Stewart (production designer of Good Will Hunting). The awards ceremony was held in June 2005 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.


The LMGA has held various events and social networking functions at places like Façade, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, Castle Green in Pasadena, Knitting Factory, The Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theater, Montmartre Lounge, etc.

Presidents of the LMGA

* [http://www.btatelocations.com Beth Tate] , Incorporator "(2003)"
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0160989/ Bruce Chudacoff] "(2004-2005)"
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0856991/ Kayla Thames-Berge] "(2005-2008)"
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0856991/ Dave Berthiaume] "(2008-present)"

Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors has the following members:

Dave Berthiaume (President), Lori Balton (1st VP), Stevie Nelson (2nd VP), Carol Segal (Treasurer), Kim Crabb (Secretary), Marylin Bitner, Bill Bowling, Robin Citrin, Karen Gilbert, Kent Matsuoka, Richard McMillan, Peter Orth, Kayla Thames-Berge, Veronique Vowell and Kristin Wagner.

Founding Members

* Thom Anable
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051239/ Lori Balton,]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0077098/ Marvin Bernstein]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0101285/ Bill Bowling]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0088776/ Lisa Blok-Linson]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0159894/ Todd Christensen]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0160989/ Bruce Chudacoff]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0162917/ Robin Citrin]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0185710/ Bob Craft]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0207427/ Roberto De Biase]
* Scott Dewees
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0195921/ Pamella D'Pella]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0266887/ Mike Fantasia]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0270383/ Russ Fega]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0291279/ Kristi Frankenheimer]
* Diane Friedman
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0318124/ Karen Gilbert]
* Peter Gluck
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0323360/ Linda "Sam" Glynn]
* David Golden
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002432/ John Grant]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0349147/ Terry Gusto]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1206199/ Andrew Harrison]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0385084/ Tim Hillman]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0401871/ Jody Hummer]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0448263/ Orin Kennedy]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0460121/ Richard Klotz]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0493830/ Nancy Lazarus]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0540550/ Flint Maloney]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0560098/ Liz Matthews]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0567295/ Kathy McCurdy]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0573314/ Richard McMillan]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0578830/ Robert Mendel]
* Dennis Morley
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0625762/ Stevie Nelson]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0656148/ Debbie Page]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0659932/ John Panzarella]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0664287/ Marino Pascal]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0669317/ Larry Pearson]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0700859/ Charlotte Purein]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1365670/ Bill Sandidge]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0775478/ Eva Schroeder]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0790984/ John Shelde]
* Beth Tate
* Dennis Thomann
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861770/ Leslie Thorson]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0872876/ Scott Trimble]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0903885/ Veronique Vowell]

External links

* [http://www.locationmanagers.org/ Location Managers Guild of America]
* [http://www.locationmanagers.org/cms/ftpd/ambassadorgallery/ Last Looks: The Ambassador Hotel] photo gallery

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