Greater New York City Area
The location manager is responsible for the finding and securing locations to be used, obtaining all needed fire, police and other governmental permits, and coordinating the logistics involved for the production to successfully complete its necessary work. They are also the face of the production to the community and responsible for addressing the issues that may arise due to the production's impact on the community.
The location manager is also responsible for location scouting. They oversee several other scouts and assistant managers during the course of a show. A location manager will works closely with the director and production designer during preproduction to find and secure their expressed creative vision. The manager is also responsible for public relations at the locations used and the safety of the crew during filming.
Location scouts are responsible for the initial scouting of all the locations used in a film and translates the writer and director’s vision for the look of the scene into a viable and appropriate location. An experienced location scout will take into account all the logistics necessary for the production to adequately work.
Some of the things that a location scout needs to be aware of before submitting a location for approval are the fees and budgetary restrictions of the production, local permitting costs and regulations, camera and lighting requirements, convenience to other locations, crew, production services, crew and unit parking, and possibly incidental issues such as direction of the sun, traffic in and around the location, airplane flight paths, weather patterns, road work, demonstrations and even interest by local organized crime families.
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