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The LMGI Presents a Town Hall on the Complexity of Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Film Industry

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) will present a virtual town hall centered around racial equity, diversity and inclusion in the television, film and commercial production workplace, with a focus on location management, on Tuesday, June 30 from 10am ? 12pm PST. The town hall aims to educate, empower, and enlighten members of the entertainment community.  All industry professionals are invited to join the conversation at no cost. RSVP is required, visit www.locationmanagers.org.

"We must break down the barriers established long ago in order to disrupt the status quo.  To do that, we need to have brutally honest, open, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations," said LMGI town hall committee chair, Miguel Tapia/LMGI. "Many are unaware of the impact of their actions and arguably more importantly, their inaction when it comes to instances of discrimination.  This is an opportunity to create an environment where we can all listen, learn and begin to lead in a new, ground-breaking way."

The LMGI will be joined by keynote speaker and renowned Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Cheryl Grills, Ph.D., an expert in globally facilitating healing circles surrounding people of African ancestry. Dr. Grills will engage the panelists in dialogue about implicit bias and systemic racism.  Prior to the town hall, attendees can anonymously submit workplace experiences, which will be used to spotlight specific issues facing persons of color in the industry. 

Moderated by Location Manager and LMGI Board Member Alison Taylor, the town hall panel will consist of international location professionals from the US and the UK, bringing to the discussion more than three-quarters of a century of experience between them. More panelists to be confirmed in the coming week. 

Panelists include:

For additional biographical information and hi-res photos of the speakers, please go to: bit.ly/2CBZkOr

About the LMGI:

The Location Managers Guild International / LMGI is a global organization of career location professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. The LMGI is proud to be the only worldwide location resource for Location Professionals, combining regional commitment with international strength and community. We support strong relationships between production and government agencies, businesses and communities. We promote awareness of our place in the entertainment industry as indispensable creative collaborators through a variety of innovative programs. The LMGI was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(6), non-profit corporation. For more information about the LMGI, visit LocationManagers.org or follow us on FacebookTwitter @The_LMGI#LMGIawardsInstagram and YouTube.

For LMGI Press Inquiries:
JJ Levine / LMGI
(310) 467-3742 cell

Lori Balton / LMGI
(310) 617-9242 cell

(818) 390-0999 cell

For Media and Sponsorship Opportunities:
Carol Skeldon / IngleDodd Media
(310) 650-8838 cell


SOURCE Location Managers Guild International (LMGI)

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