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Location Manager

Location Manager

Location Manager for Movies


Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environment and Society

Overview: Location managers are responsible for finding appropriate sites for filming and creating the appropriate environment for scenes. They must be able to communicate with state and local government agencies, picture or film prospective areas, understand the expectations of the producers and directors, and negotiate with local authorities for the use of spaces. Location managers need to understand a local environment and prepare a site for filming. They tend to work on larger productions and can specialize in certain locations. Many geographers work in the entertainment industry especially for finding locations and negotiating with state and local governments for cooperation. Location managers work in the private sector or as consultants with entertainment companies and tend to stay on for the production to continue negotiations with local authorities

Geographers at work: Human geographers, Historical geographers, Regional geographers, Geographers that specialize in a local area,

Recommended College Courses: Introduction to Cultural Geography, World Geography, Research Methods in Geography, Urban Geography, Community and Regional Planning, Regional Field Studies, Parks and Protected Places, Cities and Urban Design, Location Analysis, American Ethnic Geography,

Skills: Local geography, Location and landscape analysis, Geospatial technology, Communication skills,

Occupation Group: Entertainment and Sports

Learn more about Location Manager for Movies from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/producers-and-directors.htm#tab-2

Written by Dr. Joanna Zadrozny