Location Scout NYC Area News 2015




2015 was a busy year for a New York City Location Scout! Please bookmark / revisit us for location scout updates!

UPDATED: March 17, 2017

Person of Interest   CBS.com



I was a Location Scout @ CBS-TV: PERSON OF INTERESTfor 11 of 13 episodes (including finale) of the fifth and final season.

As the Samaritan closes in, the team must fight for their survival by any means necessary. But will they prevail? Indulge your Person Of Interest Season 5 curiosity with this action-packed highlight reel inspired by Ashley Zhang’s incredible fan video.

This explosive trailer, which features memorable scenes from seasons past and a special season 5 teaser, was aired at the Person Of Interest panel at Comic-Con 2015.

Person Of Interest returns summer 2016.




An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes–including the civilians’ roles–are left a mystery.



Quoted in International Business Times (IBT):

New York Plays The World: TV Production Boom In NYC Means Crews Have To Get Creative For Location Shoots

Attention, world: New York is playing your city, and it’s doing such a good job, you may not even know it. In the most recent television season, the Big Apple has served as a believable stand-in for Washington, D.C., Chicago, Iowa, West Germany and Belgium, among other locations.

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Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 - NYC


New York City Location Scouts are TEAMSTERS

International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) / Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 – NYC has graciously offered to represent United Locations Department Workers (ULDW) for workplace collective bargaining. ULDW membership has voted unanimously to accept. IBT has a long history with the Locations Department dating back to to the infancy days of filmmaking; Directors and other studio department heads needing drivers with local knowledge to preview locations away from the studio and going forward (so to speak) from there! We all look forward to working together with Local 817 in the days and years to come!

IBT Local 817 Theatrical Teamsters  NYC meeting  @ 817 HQ, Great Neck, NY October 2015

IBT Local 817 Theatrical Teamsters NYC meeting @ 817 HQ, Great Neck, NY October 2015





Location Scout Simponi

NYC area location scouting for a photography for a print marketing campaign for Simponi

Sudler   Hennessey


Ad Agency: Sudler & Hennessey

WSW Creative


Production Company: WSW Creative

Chris Clor Photography


Photographer / Post: Chris Clor



Simponi (Golimumab) – Wikipedia

Golimumab (CNTO 148) is a human monoclonal antibody which is used as an immunosuppressive drug and marketed under the brand name Simponi. Golimumab targets tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), a pro-inflammatory molecul and hence is a TNF inhibitor.

Golimumab was developed by Centocor and is approved in Canada and the United States as a once monthly subcutaneous treatment for adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Golimumab has been approved in 2013 for use in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.

In the same year, Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of Centocor, also received an approval from European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for the use of golimumab as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Golimumab is marketed by Merck & Co, Inc. in Europe, pending final arbitration between J&J and Merck.

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)


Location Scout Interview @ American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Strictly Business Blog

I was interviewed by Editor Judy Hermann.

Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA)


Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) picked it up as well 🙂



Location Scout NYC Area Mercedes Benz

Location scouting in the New York City area for a print marketing project for Mercedes-Benz.

Planet PrePro


Production Company: Planet PrePro (NYC)



Location Scout New York area HBO Miniseries

I worked as a Location Scout @ The Young Pope, an upcoming 8-episode HBO miniseries.

From Paolo Sorrentino, director of the Academy Award®-winning ‘The Great Beauty,’ ‘The Young Pope’ tells the controversial story of the beginning of Pius XIII’s pontificate. The eight-episode series stars Jude Law as the complex and conflicted Pius XIII, the first American pope. The cast includes Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, an American nun living in Vatican City, as well as Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli and James Cromwell.

The Young Pope   The Official Website for the HBO Series

The Young Pope The Official Website for the HBO Series



The Young Pope @ IMDb

Communications Workers of America (CWA)


United Locations Department Workers (ULDW) Has Unionized!

On June 14th, ULDW / Crossroads Location Scouts members voted unanimously to join Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1101 NYC and the union was finalized in July. Many thanks to CWA for their energetic support! CWA-ULDW represents a majority of workers in the Locations Departments of major tv and movie productions in the New York City area market. Our membership includes Assistant Location Managers, Location Scouts, Locations Department Coordinators and Locations Department Assistants, none of whom have previously been represented for collective bargaining. UPDATE FALL 2015: United Locations Department Workers (ULDW) has voted to unionize with International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) / Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 (see above) Many thanks AGAIN to CWA for their energetic support!

CWA-ULDW: The  new Crimson Tide! #cwauldw #goforlocations

CWA-ULDW: The new Crimson Tide! #cwauldw #goforlocations

CWA - 1101- ULDW

CWA – 1101- ULDW

CWA Local 1101

CWA Local 1101

Killer Films Wiener Dog


Location Scout Wiener-Dog

New York City metro area location scout for a new Todd Solondz feature film with an all-star cast:

Hollwood Reporter


Hollywood Reporter 6/24/2015: Danny DeVito, Brie Larson, Ellen Burstyn Join Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener Dog’

Julie Delpy and Greta Gerwig are already on board the ensemble movie, which begins shooting in New York this week.

Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Brie Larson, Ellen Burstyn, Zosia Mamet and Tracy Letts have joined Julie Delpy and Greta Gerwig in Wiener Dog, Todd Solondz’s ensemble indie being produced by Annapurna.

Production began this week in New York on the movie, which tells several stories that are tied together by a dachshund and the people whose life is changed by the encounter.

As THR previously reported, Gerwig is playing a character first introduced in Solondz’s 1995 cult hit, Welcome to the Dollhouse, which told of a girl named Dawn Wiener who was mercilessly teased. Gerwig is playing the adult Wiener in one of the storylines.

Megan Ellison is producing through her Annapurna Pictures alongside Christine Vachon of Killer Films.

David Distenfeld is the exec overseeing the project for Annapurna Pictures while exec David Hinojosa shepherds for Killer Films.

Deadline Hollywood


Deadline Hollywood 6/24/2015: Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog’: More Cast Welcomed To The Doghouse

Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Brie Larson, Ellen Burstyn, Zosia Mamet and Tracy Letts have joined the cast of Wiener-Dog, the next film from Todd Solondz being produced by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon. Julie Delpy and Greta Gerwig star in the pic, which tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund. It will feature some characters from Solondz’s 1995 pic Welcome To The Dollhouse. Production in now underway in New York City. David Distenfeld is overseeing for Annapurna and David Hinojosa for Killer Films.

Annapurna Pictures / Killer Films

Annapurna Pictures / Killer Films

Lowe's Fathers Day


Location Scout Lowe’s Father’s Day

Location scout New York, NY area, a “cinemagraph” promoting Father’s Day sales @ Lowe’s Home Improvement stores via Lowe’s Home Improvement’s Facebook Page.

From teatime to party time, it takes someone special to be a Dad.Remember to wish yours a Happy Father's Day. He's earned it.

Posted by Lowe's Home Improvement on Sunday, June 21, 2015



Client: Lowe’s Home Improvement (Mooresville, NC)

BBDO Worldwide


Ad Agency: BBDO (NYC)



Production Company: Hsubox Productions (NYC)

Lucy Schaeffer   Food  Kids  Lifestyle Photographer NYC   Kids   1


Photographer / Director / Post: Lucy Schaeffer (NYC)



Lowe’s Home Improvement – Wikipedia

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is an American company that operates a chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Founded in 1946 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the chain has 1,840 stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Expansion into Canada began in 2007 with the opening of a store in Hamilton, Ontario in early 2008. Lowe’s started the construction of two stores in the Mexican city of Monterrey officially entering the Mexican market. In 2011, Lowe’s released plans to build over 150 stores in Australia (as Masters Home Improvement) over the next five years, hoping to compete with the A$46 billion industry. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is ranked #50 on the Fortune 500 list. As of 2010, the chain is based in Mooresville, North Carolina. Lowe’s is the second-largest hardware chain in the United States behind The Home Depot and ahead of Menards. Globally, Lowe’s is also the second-largest hardware chain, again behind The Home Depot but ahead of the European stores B&Q and OBI.

Capital One Electronic Chip Security Features video


Location Scout New York City Capital One MasterCard Chip Card

Location Scout Capital One Bank (McLean, VA) video; demonstrates new electronic security features of Capital One MasterCard.

Capital One Bank


Client: Capital One Bank

Digital Marketing Agency London UK   Online Marketing Services   Vivid Lime


Ad Agency: Vivid Lime (London, UK)

Los Angeles TV Commercial Production Company   Director  Corporate Video Production Company   Fortune 500   PatrickOrtman  Inc.  Los Angeles California


Produced / Directed by: Patrick Ortman, Inc. (LA)



Capital One Bank – Wikipedia

Capital One Financial Corporation is an American bank holding company specializing in credit cards, home loans, auto loans, banking and savings products. When measured in terms of total assets and deposits, Capital One is the eighth largest bank holding company in the United States. As of 2012, The bank has 963 Capital One Bank Branches including 10 café style locations for their Capital One 360 brand and 2,000 ATMs. Capital One Financial is a member of the Fortune 500, and also conducts business in Canada and the United Kingdom. The company helped pioneer the mass marketing of credit cards in the 1990s, and it is now the fourth-largest customer of the United States Postal Service.

MasterCard – Wikipedia

MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) or MasterCard Worldwide is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the MasterCard International Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York, United States, in Westchester County. The Global Operations Headquarters is located in O’Fallon, Missouri, United States, a suburb of Saint Louis, Missouri. Throughout the world, its principal business is to process payments between the banks of merchants and the card issuing banks or credit unions of the purchasers who use the “MasterCard” brand debit and credit cards to make purchases. MasterCard Worldwide has been a publicly traded company since 2006. Prior to its initial public offering, MasterCard Worldwide was a cooperative owned by the 25,000+ financial institutions that issue its branded cards.

MasterCard, originally known as Interbank/Master Charge, was created by several California banks as a competitor to the BankAmericard issued by Bank of America, which later became the Visa credit card issued by Visa Inc.. From 1966 to 1979, MasterCard was called “Interbank” and “Master Charge”.

Work   Wee Beastie   USA Network - Royal Pains - BMW


Location Scout New York City area USA Network / Royal Pains / BMW

USA Networks / Royal Pains / BMW joint marketing project

USA Networks / Royal Pains / BMW joint marketing project

Beastie Ideas Logo


Production Company: Wee Beastie (NYC)



USA Network – Wikipedia

USA Network (commonly referred to as simply “USA”) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable division of NBCUniversal, itself a subsidiary of Comcast. Once a minor player in basic cable, the network has steadily gained popularity due to its original programming; USA also broadcasts syndicated reruns of current and former “network television” (i.e., broadcast) series and theatrically-released feature films, as well as limited sports programming.

As of February 2015, USA is available to approximately 96.3 million pay television households (82.8% of households with at least one television set) in the United States.



USA Network @ IMDb



BMW – Wikipedia

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG / English: Bavarian Motor Works, commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It also owns and produces Mini cars, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad, and plug-in electric cars under the BMW i sub-brand. BMW is part of the “German Big 3” luxury automakers, along with Audi and Mercedes-Benz, which are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world.



Royal Pains – IMDb

An unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite.



Location Scout IT remake

I was a location scout for a remake of IT, adapted from a book by Stephen King. All the news here.



Location Scout Komar Brands (NYC)

Location scout New York City area for still / video for a trade catalog for women’s fashion apparel manufacturer, Komar.

Ann DeSaussure Davidson   LinkedIn


Producer / Art Director: Ann DeSaussure Davidson

About Komar Brands

For over a century, we have been a trusted partner to our customers, consistently raising the bar in design, technology and operations.

Today, Komar is proud to represent nearly 100 lifestyle brands and licenses through our retail partners who sell worldwide at every price point. With a network of factories in twelve different countries and distribution centers in the US and Europe, we are a global organization that maintains an efficient, transparent and approachable style to business.

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