Location Managers Guild International - LMGI™


The Locations Managers Guild International (LMGI) is a professional organization of Location Managers, Location Scouts, Assistant Location Managers, and affiliated business members, such as film commissions, location services, vendors, and filming venues.

Founded in 2003 as the Location Managers Guild of America, the membership voted to rename the organization as the Location Managers Guild International in 2016 to recognize the global aspect of film-making and reflect the growing international presence of its membership.

The LMGI is not a labor union in that it does not represent Location Managers in wages or working conditions, leaving this responsibility to the respective local unions such as Teamsters Local 399 in Los Angeles, Teamsters Local 390 in Miami, and the Directors Guild of America in New York City and Chicago. The organization has both union and non-union member professionals.