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John Rakich

John Rakich

President, LMGI

John Rakich DGCO/ATAS/ brings over 23 years of expertise as a Supervising Location Manager and Location Scout, offering location management and consultancy services for a diverse range of long and short format features, as well as numerous series, spanning across various studios and streaming platforms. 

At the forefront of his field, John currently serves as the President of the Location Managers Guild International. He serves as a Board member of the Directors Guild of Canada Ontario and is a member of both the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Furthermore John lends his expertise to several municipal, regional, and international advisory boards. 

John is a regular fixture at college campuses, international industry symposiums, festivals, media conventions, and podcasts. His contributions extend beyond speaking engagements, as he actively participates in discussions and shares articles on pivotal topics such as production sustainability, global production incentives, labor workforce development, education, training, and the economic advantages of location-based filming.