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LMGI: Town Hall On The Complexity Of Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion In The Film Industry


LMGI.logo.2The 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. The town hall aims to educate, empower, and enlighten members of the entertainment community.

Moderated by Los Angeles based Location Manager and LMGI Board Member Alison Taylor, (The Glorias, Insecure, A Wrinkle in Time, Straight Outta Compton), the town hall panel will consist of international location professionals of color from the US and the UK with more than three-quarters of a century of experience between them.

Panelists include:

Dr. Cheryl Grills, Ph.D. – Keynote Speaker (Clinical Psychologist, Professor Loyola Marymount University) – Los Angeles. She is 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 in the entertainment industry.

Kokayi Ampah/LMGI, Producer, Director, Location Manager (The Color Purple, The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, Who Are They) – Los Angeles

Jon Johnson, Sr., Parking Coordinator (Sex and the City, The Avengers, Independence Day, Men In Black) – New York

Jason McCauley/LMGI, Key Assistant Location Manager (Westworld, Cloverfield, I’m Dying Up Here) – Los Angeles

Leon Henriques, Unit Manager, Location Manager (Man Like MobeenThe Other One , Das Boot /Hulu, Deep Water) – United Kingdom

Deborah “Deb” Evans, Producer, President and Founder or DAE Light Media (Afterlife of The Party, Games People Play, Season 2, Twenties- Season 1) – Los Angeles

Joyce Liu Countryman – Producer, DEI Practitioner, (Unusual Target, You’ve Got Junk Mail, Eat With Me) – Los Angeles


All industry professionals are invited to join the conversation at no cost. The LMGI Town Hall will be presented on Zoom. To learn more or to RSVP to this event, visit

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