Guild likes where it's at, re-elects pair


Orin Kennedy has been re-elected chairman of the board and Kayla Thames-Berge is returning as president of the Locations Managers Guild of America, the national nonprofit association of location professionals working in film, television, commercials and print advertising.

Kennedy, a longtime locations manager who worked on such Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley series as "L.A. Law" and "Ally McBeal," has been chairman since 2004.

He said he plans to continue spearheading initiatives that gain location managers industry recognition, with emphasis on one thrust in particular.

"My big agenda for location managers, and scouts in general, is my petition for request of membership to the television academy, which has been ongoing for three years," Kennedy said. "We have submitted all the requested applications and letters of support from industry peers, like production designers and producers and directors, and I'm hoping that we'll see a realization shortly."

Also elected are Dave Berthiaume as first vp and Lori Balton as second vp. Carole Segal is treasurer and Beth Tate is secretary.

The other board members are Marylin Bitner, Bill Bowling, Bruce Chudacoff, Robin Citrin, Bob Craft, Mike Fantasia, Karen Gilbert, Ilt Jones, Richard McMillan, Stevie Nelson, J.P. O'Connor, Peter Orth, Veronique Vowell and Kristan Wagner.

The elections were held in May at the Westin Pasadena.
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