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On Location: Safe Sets for Crew and Community

  • 21 Jul 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Commercial Street Studios 3191 Commercial St, San Diego, CA 92113


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Filming on location often requires controlling the public’s access to the set and background so you can get the shots you need safely.

Sometimes the shot list requires closure of a street or other public space. Maybe the script calls for a fight scene or even gunplay in public view. You may need to manage a crowd, ensuring a clear background for the shot and keeping cast, crew and the community safe. 

At our in-person meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2022, we will introduce you to Guy Langman, new Film Liaison for the City of San Diego. Guy will cover permits needed to film in San Diego county and when and how to get them, especially when your production has complex elements. 

Guy will also talk about San Diego's new, online, "E" permitting process for filming, that just went live this week!

And, we will hear from the experts who have worked as the enforcement presence for films such as TOP GUN: MAVERICK and ANCHORMAN 2. Cindy McKievick and Brian Jackson from the San Diego Police Department will talk about partnering with the police, the fire department and other entities for traffic management, road closures, and the special permissions for pyrotechnics, fight scenes, chase scenes and locations on or near the water. Cindy and Brian have worked on complex, big budget productions and will share their stories of being on set! 


July 21, 2022

6pm - 8pm 

6pm to 6:30pm Mix and Mingle

6:30pm Program begins 


Commercial Street Studios

3191 Commercial St, San Diego, CA 92113

Street parking is available. 

The location is a block away from the 32nd Street & Commercial trolley stop (orange line). 


Members - FREE if pre-registered

Non-members - $15  

Students - FREE with student ID

At the door, non-members $20

Speaker Bios

Guy Langman 

Guy Langman brings over 15 years’ worth of leadership experience and film industry knowledge to San Diego and we are so excited to have him on the City team! He most recently served as Paramount Global’s Senior Manager of Government & Community Relations, focusing on local city, county, and community issues that could have an impact for on location filming and large live televised awards shows & sporting events throughout the U.S. During that time, Guy guided localized COVID-19 government relations strategies for the company across its content brands to ensure filming could be completed in a safe and efficient manner. Before that, Guy was an integral part of the Los Angeles Regional Film Office’s (FilmLA) team as a Senior Community Outreach Liaison, charged with maintaining balance between L.A. neighborhoods, businesses, and film production. Guy was the driving force in incorporating GIS (Geographic Information System) technology into FilmLA’s next generation permitting system, allowing for more accurate information sharing and city-wide communication in regards to film shoots. Guy served his country for 21 years in the United States Coast Guard, with his final active-duty tour overseeing the safety and execution of thousands of large marine events along Southern California’s waters including: 4th of July Fireworks, Holiday Boat Parades, Boat races/regattas, and numerous film shoots including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Inception,” “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” “CSI: Miami” and CBS’s “NCIS” franchises.

Filming in San Diego

Cindy McKievick

Cindy McKievick is currently working with the Special Events Traffic Control Division of the San Diego Police Department. She has 10 years of experience working multiple film and commercial locations assisting with traffic and crowd management in conjunction with onsite production requirements. Some of the more notable are Top Gun: Maverick, Pitch, and Anchorman 2 plus numerous car commercials photographed and filmed in the Gaslamp and Embarcadero areas.  

Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson recently retired after 29 years with the San Diego Police Department. He has worked hundreds of special events including movie shoots, magazine shoots, TV shows and commercials, sports events, parades, marathons, motorcades and executive escorts. In his work, Brian has partnered with many agencies including the military, fire departments, private security and local, federal, international and adjoining state law enforcement agencies.


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