For the first time, qualifying location managers and assistant location managers are eligible for either active or associate membership in the newly formed Location Managers Subgroup within the Producers Peer Group.
Additionally, the Producers Peer Group has redefined eligibility requirements to align with the industry's more contemporary production titles and credits. Executives in charge of production, segment producers, field producers and transmedia producers are now eligible for active voting membership.
"Location managers play an integral role in the production, the look, logistics and on-set oversight of producing a television show; and they are a welcome addition to the Producers Peer Group," said Producers Governor Tony Carey. "These creative and collaborative professionals are indispensable to our business and will bring valuable insight to the Academy," added Governor Keith Raskin.
Television Academy leadership, including the Producers Peer Group Governors and Membership Committee Chair Sharon Lieblein, worked closely with the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) and its president, John Rakich, and first vice president, JJ Levine, on parameters for the Location Managers Subgroup to ensure the requirements represent the industry and its career professionals. Rick Markovitz, president, and Cheri Warner, vice president, of Weissman/Markovitz Communications, who represent LMGI, were also instrumental in creating and shaping the new subgroup.
The Academy is now accepting applications for the new subgroup and for those now eligible to become active members.
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