Connecting Premier Office Properties to the Film Industry
The Location Portal eNewsletter September 2018
Dear Friends, 

Welcome to The Location Portal, setting the standard in connecting premier office properties to the film industry. Check out our user-friendly website at and see our featured Century City properties below. 

Location Professionals:  Let us know your location requirements.  The Location Portal has relationships with virtually every commercial office building management team in the Los Angeles 30-mile studio zone. We  will find what you are looking for and ensure your filming experience runs smoothly.

Commercial Property Owners/Managers:  We would love to include your film-friendly property(ies) in our library for promotion to the film industry.  The Location Portal provides a full service approach - from marketing to the initial scout to contract negotiation to production oversight and close out. 

Best Regards,
The Location Portal
(310) 928-FILM(3456) Office
(310) 868-2514 Fax
Featured Client: Location Professional Lori Balton

Grateful for a job that lets her explore the world, Lori Balton was the first location professional accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS). She was recognized with the 2017 Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Trailblazer Award for this honor. Lori has worked with some of the best directors, designers, and location managers in the business. Her credits include: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, A Wrinkle in Time, Argo, Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, Seabiscuit, Catch Me If You Can, Pirates of the Caribbean, There Will be Blood, Heat, Ali and A River Runs Through It. Co-editor of the LMGI Compass Magazine, founding member, former President for five years, and current vice president of the LMGI, Lori is delighted to see the Guild thrive. Nominee for eight COLAs and winner of four, she was an early proponent of recognition for her craft.  We were fortunate to catch up with her recently.
TLP: How did you get into locations?
Lori: I fell into location management after working as a production assistant, and then in craft services, production coordination, and assistant directing. I immediately felt at home in locations, enjoying the different challenges that came with each day. When my daughter was born (26 years ago!), I made the decision to only scout. Even though the hours were still long, I had more freedom to manage time so I could also be a present parent. It worked out well for me and now I'm able to spend most of my time on the road. 
TLP: What do you love most about being a location scout?  
Lori: My favorite part is being out in the world. I love researching and exploring locations, meeting people from all walks of life, learning about how they live, and capturing what makes them unique.
TLP: What do you do when you're not working?  
Lori: I'm almost always working... which is great because even when I'm not, I like to do the same things - travel and take pictures. Animals, books, movies, spinning, volunteer work with the LMGI and the Academy also keep me busy.  My husband and I live in Venice, California. We have two rescue dogs and a daughter with her own menagerie of horses and dogs.      
    Featured Pr operty: 1055 Seventh
The Location Portal proudly features 1055 Seventh , a 33-story granite and glass office tower located in Downtown Los Angeles. Easy access to 10, 110, 5 and 101 Freeways. Features marble lobby with dual entrances; exterior plaza and walkway leading to parking structure; vacant offices with floor-to-ceiling windows and views; dressed contemporary offices with conference room, reception; rooftop with helipad.  C lick on photos for more details about this property.
 Featured Pr operty: 331 Maple
The Location Portal is pleased to present 331 Maple, a 3-story concrete and glass building l ocated in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Easy access to 10, 405 and 101 Freeways. Features e xquisite contemporary lobby with wood finishes; d rive-up entrance and exterior walkways; c reative offices with conference room and lounge; u nderground parking structure.  C lick on photos for more details about this property.

 Featured Pr operty: Topaz
The Location Portal is pleased to present the film-friendly  Topaz, an  11-story office tower located on the waterfront in San Pedro.  Easy access to 110, 405 & 710 Freeways. Features m arble lobby with contemporary seating areas; d ressed offices with cubicles, conference rooms; v acant and raw floors with views; c hic lounge with kitchenette; p anoramic waterfront views from every floor; p arking structure with rooftop views.  C lick o n photos for more details about this property.

   Featured Pr operty: 818 West 7th Street
818 West 7th Street is a 12-story historic brick building encompassing an entire block in Downtown Los Angeles. Easy access to 10, 110, 5 and 101 Freeways. Features a 3-story grand marble lobby with vaulted ceiling and stairs; modern light wood and glass dressed offices with cubicles and conference room; raw space. C l ick on photos for more details about this property.    
Yes, We Have Fire Escapes!
Our Search by Categories option on The Location Portal  website is designed to make life easier for production.  All our locations' filmable areas are broken down by type and easily searched by photo. Whatever you're looking for - escalators, restaurants, fountains, rooftops, pools, dressed offices, conference rooms, helipads, cubicles, medical offices, lobbies you can film in during the week,  plazas, banks, atriums, lofts, parking structures, revolving doors, parks  - we've made it simple for you to find in our location library. Click here  to see our Search by Category option.
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