Watch The Mick on Fox which premiered New Years Day!

TV comedy, The Mick premiered New Year’s Day on Fox. We couldn’t more proud to be a part of this no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.”

MACKENZIE aka “MICKEY” (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is a brash, two-bit hustler from Rhode Island who has spent her entire life shirking any semblance of responsibility.

Ben Affleck’s Live by Night hits limited theaters on Christmas Day

Live by Night, written, directed and starring Ben Affleck is set to hit limited theaters on Christmas Day. We’re proud to have worked on this adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s sprawling crime novel. The film centers on the prodigal son of a prominent police chief, and his gradual descent into the criminal underworld.

It will be opening across the globe on January 13th.

 

10 Years with Reel Security

Mario Ramirez (CEO) and Bradley Bush (CFO / Vice President) celebrate three supervisors that have been working with Reel Security for 10 Years : Jesus Rolon, Robert “Bob” Hoff, Alex Alanis. They join the full list of employees that are also celebrating 10 years working with Reel Security:

Guadalupe Hernandez
Alvin Love
Darryl Jones
Matilda McGee
Sean McGee
Caesar Aribon
Jesus Renteria
Nancy Bugarin
Ivan Quiroz
Carl Cooper
Mark Francis

They join two additional employees: Ramiro Rolon and Anthony Tellenbach, who have been with us for more than 10 years.

Join Us at the LMGI Holiday Party

Join us on Sunday December 4th from 5 – 7 PM to celebrate the holidays with the Location Managers Guild.

This years party will take place at: South Park Center: 1150 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015-2209

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In the spirit of giving, we’ve partnered with Five Acres Therapeutic School, a nonprofit foundation focusing on providing care to vulnerable children and their families, for a holiday drive. Click here to sign up and bring your much needed items to the LMGI Holiday Party on December 4: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa8a72fa4f49-five/

Location to Watch: Abandoned Six Flags Amusement Park New Orleans

Just 2 years after its grand opening in 2003, this theme park was forced to close its doors post devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

After assessing the exorbitant expenses of repairing the damage, Six Flags sought to terminate its 75-year lease with the city. Now owned by the Industrial Development Board (IDB) of New Orleans and despite various announced plans to redevelop the site, as of September 2016, it is still an abandoned amusement park in extremely poor condition.  However, a dilapidated amusement park, creative vision and clever set dressing makes for endless possibilities when a script calls for such a thing.

In 2013, IDB agreed to let 20th Century Fox film the movie Damn of the Planet of the Apes, portions of the movie Jurassic World and most recently Deep Water Horizons. Three big budget features that Reel Security of Louisiana was very proud to be a part of!

 

Congratulations Westworld on your outstanding series premier!

The HBO’s anticipated new series has finally debuted and has made a strong first impression on viewers. Based on the 1973 film written by Michael Crichton about an Old West futuristic theme park inhabited by androids. Amazing concept and writing, superb art direction and brilliant acting, this series has the making of a huge hit!

Here’s what some viewers had to say about last night’s premier…

“Westworld came out of the gate strong for HBO.” – Variety

 From its standout cast to its excellent visuals to one hell of a hummable score by the great Ramin Djawadi (the composer of Game of Thrones and Person of Interest), this is top-notch television in every respect.” – IGN

“Sweepingly seductive.” – Collider

Westworld isn’t just a theme park, it’s a mystery, an endless set of possibilities for all involved: As one character says, “There’s a deeper level to this game.” Not a bad slogan for good serial television.” – GQ

“HBO’s Westworld will be your next TV Obsession.” – RogerEbert.com

Big congrats to Location Manager and friend, Mandi Dillin!  It’s an honor to be a part of such a special show…  Thanks for having us Mandi!

‪Westworld‪ airs Sundays at 9PM on HBO. Watch all episodes on @HBONOW: http://itsh.bo/2dpmMP5 

 

Discover Reel Security’s New Look & Expanded Offering

ReelSecurity.com has relaunched with a new look and an expanded list of services. Known for our our vast knowledge and experience providing security officers in entertainment, we’ve expanded to new locations along with our services to include: Executive Protection, Live Event Security and Intellectual Property Protection.

Expanded Protection Services 

services-1-1We’re currently offering our highly demanded Protective Services in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Atlanta and Savannah and will soon be serving Albuquerque. We’re able to mobilize to new cities in a moments notice serving your production needs.

Executive Protection

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Looking to protect your talent and executives? Executive Protection by RSC Protective Services highly specialized executive protection officers are geared specifically for the entertainment industry. After meeting with your client or his/her representative, RSC will offer pictured bios of all of the Protection Specialist that would meet that client’s particular needs, schedule and budget.

Live Events

services-3-3We can be your Live Events partner. RSC’s vast experience allows for guards that can secure talent and private areas while also being fully devoted to professional crowd control.

Intellectual Property Protection

services-4-1Nervous about confidential information leaking from your set? We now offer Intellectual Property Protection. Our confidentiality professionals are trained to protect your intellectual property from leaking to the public.

RSC Software Suite

And as always our services come with our full software suite. RSC boasts the first and most advanced, custom, online solution; tailored specifically to the ever changing logistics of protection services, with live guard ordering, budgeting, live hot-costs, management, and calendar views.

Location To Watch: Zuma Beach

One of the largest and most popular beaches located in Malibu, California. Ranked among the healthiest beaches for clean water conditions in Los Angeles. Zuma beach has been a popular filming location for advertisements, TV episodes and films such as Nikon, Cadillac, Revenge and Furious 7.

 

Our Clients Are Emmy Winners…

Congratulations to our clients! It’s an honor to work on these projects with you.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story 

  1. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie – 2016: Courtney B. Vance, as Johnnie Cochran
  2. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie – 2016: Sarah Paulsen, as Marcia Clark
  3. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie – 2016: Sterling K. Brown, as Christopher Darden
  4. Outstanding Miniseries – 2016
  5. Outstanding Writing In A Miniseries Or A Special – 2016
  6. Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series – 2016
  7. Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie – 2016
  8. Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries – 2016
  9. Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie – 2016
  10. Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries Movie Or A Special – 2016

Veep

  1. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series – 2016: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Selina Meyer
  2. Outstanding Comedy Series – 2016
  3. Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series – 2016

Transparent 

  1. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series – 2016: Jeffrey Tambor, as Maura Pfefferman
  2. Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series – 2016
  3. Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Program Half Hour Or Less – 2016

We would like to congratulate all nominees and winners of the 68th Annual Emmy Awards!

 

Location Manager Spotlight: Eight Questions with… Douglas Dresser (Kill Bill, The Revenant)

Known for his work on the well-known films Kill Bill: Vol 1 & 2, The Hunger Games, and recently the Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar winning film The Revenant. Doug’s career began back in the mid-90s. Fresh out of film school he started as a Location Assistant on the Stephen J. Cannell show, Renegade, with Lorenzo Lamas. Shortly thereafter he landed a L.A. gig for the high profile feature From Dusk Till Dawn. The film directed by Robert Rodriguez from a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino put Dresser on the path to a successful career. Doug currently travels world Location Managing feature films of all sizes.

But the question on everybody’s mind of course revolves around… security guards. Don’t worry, we’ll pin him down on that one, after lobbing him a few softballs…


Reel Security (RS): How many film productions have you worked on?
Douglas Dresser (DD): I have worked on over 50 Movies and TV Shows and countless commercials.

RS: What’s your favorite movie you’ve worked on?
DD: Still have to say, “Kill Bill”. I was on that movie for a year and half. We had a great time.

RS: What attracts you to any given location?
DD: I love going to a place I’ve never been and finding the hidden gems and subtly of the place. Sometimes the right angle hides from you and surprises you when you find it. “

RS: What’s your longest tech scout?
DD: On “After Earth” we tech scouted Philadelphia, Moab, UT, Costa Rica, and Humboldt County over the coarse of 7 or 8 days. It involved planes, buses, and boats. We even Director scouted on horseback.

RS: What’s your favorite on-set story?
DD: Too many to mention.

RS: What’s your favorite crafty snack?
DD: Mixed nuts.

RS: What’s something you look for in your favorite security guards?
DD: Friendly, professional demeanor, anticipates, knows what’s happening next. I always tell the Guards and Gaffers “Be proactive, not reactive”.

RS: If you could give advice to someone entering the industry, what would it be?
DD: Work hard, don’t be late, be nice to people. Know where you want to go and do something about it.