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Location Manager - TV/Film

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Location Manager TV/Film
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€18 - 50 
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Last Updated: March, 2017

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Determines the number and range of locations, and the duration for which they will be required for TV and film shoots.


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The Location Manager is responsible for negotiating and securing permission from the chosen location owners. This entails devising contracts with owners that specify access and use, noise restrictions, permission to change elements, liability and condition on return. The Location Manager liaises directly with the film producers, directors and advertising agency to ensure the correct location is found.  
 
The Location Manager must also secure permission from Gardai and local authorities to use public property, to close streets and the conditions of use, and etc.  
 
The job involves planning and co-ordinating services for the location such as power sources, phone/fax services, catering arrangements and planning and arranging parking facilities for equipment and personnel.  
 
He/she prepares "movement orders" for personnel and equipment, which outline times, dates and include maps, addresses and telephone numbers relevant to the location. They must consider the logistics of moving a set to the location. The location may be perfect but it might not be practical.  
 
The job includes responsibility for safety on location and arranging for signs, barriers, security and managing contact with the public. When a production is finished with a location, the Location Manager processes the related paperwork. He/she is responsible for the budget allocated to the use of locations.

 


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A Location Manager must be highly motivated. He/she should also have good organisational and communication skills. The ability to work as part of a team is essential. They need to have a keen interest in each project. An eye for detail is also a necessity. Location Managers should be able to visualize things.


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Organisation: Irish Film and Television Network
  Address: First Floor, Palmerstown Centre, Kennelsfort Road, Dublin 20
  Tel: 01 6200811
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Organisation: Irish Film and Television Network
  Address: First Floor, Palmerstown Centre, Kennelsfort Road, Dublin 20
  Tel: 01 6200811
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