"Guild 'Finding Its Footing', Honoring Its Own"

by Borys Kit, Hollywood Reporter, 9 November 2007

The Locations Managers Guild of America held its biannual board meeting, followed by a reception that saw service awards handed to outgoing board members.

One motion under consideration Nov. 4 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., was a proposal to reduce the size of the board from 21 to 15. It was transferred to committee for more exploration.

"We're Hollywood's newest guild, and we're finding our footing," LMGA president Kayla Thames-Berge said. "We want to be a lean organization that is really efficient. That is our goal."

Those honored included Peter Gluck, who was involved in the guild's events from the Web site to the new newsletter, as well as Thom Anable, Pamella D'Pella, Kristi Frankenheimer, Diane Friedman, John Grant, Kathy McCurdy, Deborah Page and Scott Trimble.

"We're a nonprofit organization, and in order to have a pool of volunteer candidates that will come back the next year, and to involve new folks, it's important that they see that their work is recognized and valued," Thames-Berge said.

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