On Sunday, July 19th, the Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA), a professional organization that brings together entertainment industry location professionals, held its summer networking mixer at the Tuscali Mountain Inn, a luxury bed and breakfast retreat in Topanga Canyon run and owned by Bruce Royer and his wife Teresa Rosati-Royer.
The newly elected officers of the organization were introduced at the bi-monthly business meeting of the guild’s board of directors, which preceded the social mixer. The 2009 – 2010 officers, who each serve for 12 month terms, are President Lori Balton, First Vice-President Tony Salome, Second Vice-President Stevie Nelson, Treasurer Carole Segal and Secretary Kim Crabb.
Among the many attendees was special guest Jim Horwitz accompanied by his wife, Chana. Horwitz is the constituent advocate for Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, District 11. Both Horwitz and Rosendahl are very actively exploring possible solutions to the issues negatively impacting the L.A. based film industry. One of the various important missions of the LMGA is to address the issues and engage the situations that contribute to the loss of production and down turn in entertainment industry employment in the Los Angeles region.
The Royers proudly showcased their graceful property as a location to those on the front lines of location filming: location managers and scouts. Opened as an exclusive bed and breakfast inn on May 1, 2008, the Tuscali is also prepared to accommodate weddings and other special events. The professional staff -- coupled with a large, well-equipped kitchen -- is prepared to offer custom catering for groups up to 100 people. By all accounts, the Tuscali is the pride of Topanga and has become a center of community special events. The inn also offers overnight accommodations of which there are few in the canyon area.
The Tuscali web site of www.TuscaliMountainInn.com may be referenced for further information about the Topanga retreat. Bruce Royer, the contact for filming and special events at the Tuscali, can be reached at (310) 526-7745.
Detailed information about the work of the LMGA along with a calendar of upcoming events can be found at the guild’s web site www.locationmanagrs.org