Masterclass. Become a Location Professional with Red Nation Celebration Institute, along with lead partners Todd Christensen and Locations Managers Guild. There is a huge need and Red Nation Celebration Institute is filling it, along with a list of Industry partners. This Inaugural program has been in the making since 2015, and RNCI is thrilled to bring it to Indian Country and the Film Industry. There has never been anything like this in the film industry for Native talent in this area of work. We create jobs behind the camera!
Red Nation Celebration Institute has two offices directly supporting this program: The California Native Film Commission, based in Los Angeles, and the New Mexico Native Film Commission, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Location Professionals help Directors and Production Designers bring their visions to life with the right film locations. Location Scouts specialize in finding and photographing locations. Location Managers scout and manage locations before, during and after production, negotiating agreements, obtaining permits, liaising with communities and handling all the other logistics involved in filming on location.
Our objective is to train Native Americans to be qualified Location Professionals which, along with their knowledge of and sensitivity to Culture and the Land, will make them invaluable assets to film productions and their own Native communities.