RSC at the Writers Guild Awards 2018

Thank you WGA for allowing us to secure the premises this year!

Congratulations to all nominees and winners!


Photo credit: Michael Jones

Names from right to left: Ross Guerrero, Art Valdez, Leonard Arujo, Sean Moheit, Fred Moheit, Sandra Brawley Walker, Alex Mihalkoviz, Joe Lujan, Don Gaunt, Dee Dew, Harvey Watson, David Booker.


LMGI Compass Magazine Tech Talk (Winter 2018)

If you haven’t already done so, check out the latest LMGI Compass Magazine Tech Talk article featuring our very own CEO (Mario Ramirez).

Mario is also the president and founder of Virtual Masons (a software development company for the television and film industry). He and David Randall (the lead designer) had the chance to share some exciting news in the Winter 2018 Edition and also discussing why in an Uber age of Amazon ordering and Bitcoin crypto currency has technologies failed the televisions and film industry.



Screen Actors Guild Awards 2018

Congratulations to our clients for the following nominations and wins last night at the SAG Awards:

  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: James Franco, “The Disaster Artist“.
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Laura Linney, “Ozark“.
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Jason Bateman, “Ozark“.
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes“.
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Hong Chau, “Downsizing“.
  • WINNER for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: “Veep“.
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: “Baby Driver“, “Dunkirk“, and “Logan“.


Movies premiering this Friday!

Don’t have plans this weekend?… We’ve go you covered.

  • Pitch Perfect 3: Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time. Genre: Comedy. Directed By: Trish Sie. In Theaters near you. –

  • Downsizing: When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community–a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. Genre: Comedy/Drama. Directed By: Alexander Payne. In Theaters near you. –

  • Bright: Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything. Genre: Drama. Directed By: David Ayer. Exclusively on Netflix. –

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of–Jumanji–they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji–you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves–or they’ll be stuck in the game forever… Genre:Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Directed By: Jake Kasdan. In theaters near you. –

All movies Reel Security is proud to have been a small part of.


California on Location Awards 2017

Huge congratulations to our clients on the following wins at last night’s COLAwards:

    Alison Taylor
    “A Wrinkle in Time”
    Walt Disney Pictures


    Michael Haro, Supervising Location Manager
    Becky Brake, Earl West, Location Managers
    Nancy Bruno Rich Heichel Ben McCrea J.P. O’Connor David Park, Key Assistant Location Managers
    Daniel Alvarez, Chris Beal, Anthony Carrillo, Mario Rene Hernandez, Phillip Oglesby, Assistant Location Managers
    Peter Martorano, Key Location Manager, 2nd Unit
    Dale Dreher, Location Manager, 2nd Unit
    Jorge Luis Alvarez, William Jorgenson, Key Assistant Location Managers, 2nd Unit


    Brian O’Neill


    Brian O’Neill, Justin Hill, Location Managers
    Dylan Kirkland, Tisha Jefferson, Key Assistant Location Managers
    David Marmolejo, Assistant Location Manager
    Caitlyn McCarty, Eric Mills, Alex Moreno, Jason Sallee, Eddie Santillan, Josh Vignery, Key Assistant Location Managers
    Will O’Brien. Tommy Woodard, Assistant Location Managers
    “Snowfall”, FX


    Kyle Alexander
    “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
    Comcast/NBC Universal/Fox
    Caleb Duffy, Location Manager
    Clay Valenti, Taylor Erickson, Jennifer Kennedy, Key Assistant Location Managers
    John Jamieson, Assistant Location Manager
    “VEEP” – Season 6


Congratulations to all #COLAwards winners!

All of us at Reel are so grateful to work with so many talented and humble people.  Thank you Mike Haro and Alison Taylor for the special shout-out on stage.  A million thanks for allowing us to be a part of your teams!


Guard of the Month: “Five Questions” with Lydia Sutton

Lydia is one of Reel Security Georgia’s most dedicated and hard working guards. Although being employed with Reel Security Georgia a little less than a year, she has already made a lasting impression on many managers and supervisors.

Atlanta Supervisor Azad Majeed, I could go on and on about her accolades but if I had to summarize her work performance, I would simply say, If you asked all the supervisors who is the best guard at Reel Security, Georgia, Lydia Sutton’s name would be part of that discussion.” Atlanta Office Manager, Kayla Aveille stated, “Lydia has always been willing to help when it comes to scheduling. She makes herself available when we really need her and she is always very polite.”

Lydia was born and raised in Florida’s “Space Coast,” in Cocoa, Florida, minutes from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. She spent her teenage years in Alabama and moved with her family to Atlanta almost four years ago. When Lydia is not on post, she spends much of her time pursuing many artistic endeavors, which include knitting, sewing and her true passion, crocheting.


Lydia’s passion for crafts was passed down from her mother. “My mom taught me everything there is to know about crafts.”


We took a moment to sit down and talk with Lydia to get her take on “Five Questions.”

1) How many locations have you worked on?

I never even thought to count how many locations I’ve been on. I much prefer to take each day as it comes, but if I were to guess it would be somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred.

2) What’s your favorite movie or TV show that you’ve worked on?

My favorite TV show to work on is “Macgyver.” I honestly look forward to every shift I get. The crew is like one giant dysfunctional but really fun family. It’s just a really fun environment to be around.

3) What advice would you give to new guards entering the field?

There’s so much good advice that you can give to new guards, but I think my biggest thing is to not skimp out on shoes or insoles. You will be on your feet all day and if you’re in uncomfortable shoes you’ll be in pain by the end of your shift.

4) What’s your favorite part about being a guard?

I enjoy getting to see all the behind the scene things. I like seeing all the attention to detail that the crew puts into the sets, costumes, and etc. I just think it’s cool to know that when I’m standing guard on a set that there are things that I see that will never be shown on screen.

5) What would people be surprised to know about you?

I honestly think I’m a pretty open person, but some people might not know that I’m super into crafts. Right now I’m really into crochet. I also know how to knit and sew.


Thank you Lydia for your hard work and continued dedication to the Reel Security Georgia Team!


Our Clients Are Emmy Winners!

The Emmys have concluded and we couldn’t wait to congratulate our friends on the following BIG wins:

  • Veep on their third consecutive win in the category “Outstanding Comedy Series”.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her SIXTH consecutive Emmy for the starring role on the HBO series Veep.
  • Donald Glover on being the first black man to win “Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series” for the series Atlanta.

Congratulations to all of this year’s Emmy winners!!

Behind The Scenes (BTS) with Rampage

Dwayne “the rock” Johnson’s Instagram posts have us super stocked for Rampage…

Regram from @therock: “Day 1. Kicking off production. #RAMPAGE. In our story we have three animals (gorilla, crocodile and a wolf) who fall victim to evil genetic editing, rapidly changing every strand of their DNA so they grow, evolve and mutate. Everything becomes amplified.. their size, strength, speed, agility.. and violent aggression. One of the animals infected – a rare Albino gorilla named, George, is my best friend. George, is played by 6’9 @tallie7487, (Jason Liles, pictured here). Jason has been studying gorillas for months now preparing for this motion capture role. Gorilla movements, body language, and all emotions – joy, pain, sadness, love, aggression etc. It’s insane when you get around this man and how he’s able to brilliantly embody a gorilla. This is the most fascinating advanced VFX/motion cap process I’ve ever worked with in my career. Incredible learning curve for me. We have the best mo-cap team in the world (WETA Digital) working on our gigantic RAMPAGE MONSTERS and you’ll get a taste of this new technology in the upcoming WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES as well as James Cameron’s AVATARS. With all the cool advanced technology in our movie, the #1 thing you’re gonna experience when you watch it, is FUN. Because when my best friend, George no happy, then me no happy. And when me no happy.. bad people become our lunch. #Day1 #KickingOffProduction #RAMPAGE🦍”

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Leave it all on the set. Back when I was a punk kid my dad would take me to the gym on weekends and kick the shit outta me in the weight room and on the wrestling mats. He’d say you didn’t get up early to come here and give half ass effort. Leave it all in the gym. Years later when I played ball at The U, we applied the same principles: we left it all on the field. When I became a pro wrestler, that was part of my nightly pre match prayer. Asked for the strength to leave it all in ring – whether I was wrestling in flea markets or sold out stadiums. Leaving it all…means you give every f*cking ounce of effort you can, to give the best performance you can give. Whatever it is you do, whatever job you have.. at the end of the day, leave it all there. Rampage has been the most physically grueling role of my career. Got my ass kicked and handed back to me the whole movie. But I’m grateful to go to bed 💯 satisfied I left it all on the set. Who the fuck am I kidding, I don’t sleep, but if I did, I still left it all on the set. #LeaveItAllPhilosophy #Rampage

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RAMPAGE = Best. Gift. Ever. My director @peytonology killed it with this wrap gift he presented to me on our last day of shooting #Rampage. One of the reasons I wanted to make this movie, was because of the strong personal connection I have with this game. My ALL TIME FAVORITE to play as a kid while living in Hawaii. Us hoodlums would skip school a few times a week to do two things: go watch ROCKY 3 at the theater and then go play RAMPAGE at the arcade. True story. Thank you to my creative brother @peytonology you crazy, brilliant MF. This is our third movie together and my gut tells me it might be our best one yet. And if anyone out there thinks they can take me on this game, then step on up, get a shot at the title and get your ass kicked. If you beat me, drinks on me. #BestGiftEver #ArcadeLife #Rampage 4-20-2018

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When my bestie, George (an extremely rare Albino silverback) gets hangry. Hungry + angry. Blown away by this technology. Makin’ a cool movie for you guys here on set of #Rampage. When George (and a crocodile and grey wolf) are infected they grow at a rapid rate to gigantic proportions rampaging across the country. In this scene our Oscar winning Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, Avatar etc) is using their ground breaking “performance capture” to bring “George” the Silverback to life. It uses over 30 special cameras to “see” the performance of my co-actor @tallie7487 allowing the digital artists to make the most realistic and badass animations possible. He’s wearing a “facial capture helmet” and we can record every muscle movement and expression and emotion of George as goes on a rampage. Jason studied gorillas for months preparing for this performance capture role – facial expressions, sounds, habits and emotions. Spectacular performance. What a learning curve for me and such a pleasure to help produce these amazing artists who come to set daily to be game changers. More to come. Amazing technology. #WETADigital #Hydraulx #Rampage #MyHangryBestFriend

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Transparent Season 3 Emmy Nominations & Season 4 Trailer

We would like to express a BIG congrats to our Transparent friends on the following Emmy Award nominations for 2017:

  • Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series: Judith Light
  • Outstanding Supporting Actree – Comedy Series: Kathryn Hahn

In the means of the good news Transparent also just released their trailer for Season 4. The series that tackles identity, acceptance, family, and love will return on Sept 22nd on Amazon Prime.