Nominees for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards have been unveiled by LMGI President Mike Fantasia. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The LMGI Awards also recognize outstanding service by film commissions for their support “above and beyond” during the production process.
The eighty-minute long episode depicting the battle of Winterfell was the most extensive showdown the fantasy-action series has ever staged. Cast and crew spent eleven weeks filming night shoots for the episode in 2018. Shooting on location in Northern Ireland, coping with the elements added to the intensity of the shoot, which became known as “The Long Night” by those involved.
Having provided production services for the series early on, the film studio located half way between Belfast and Dublin will be the first of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones Legacy’ sites to open in Northern Ireland.
In December 2018, Tunisia’s Tozeur International Film Festival (TOIFF) invited a group of eight location managers to attend its first edition, followed by a scout of the country. Looking to revive its international filming industry, our attendance at the festival and tour were conceived as ways to encourage international filming in Tunisia once again.