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Alison Taylor

Film & Television Location Manager


Alison Taylor has won three California On Location Awards (COLA) – voted by her peers for the excellence of her work as a Location Manager. Having started in the entertainment industry over 23 years ago, Alison has worked the last 19 years as a location manager. Alison was born in Los Angeles and raised in Indianapolis. She graduated from Purdue University with dual majors in Organizational Communication and Spanish and a minor in French. After spending five years as an International Tour Director escorting groups around the world, she returned to Los Angeles in 1994 and was drawn to work in the entertainment industry.

Alison began working as an assistant location manager on feature films in 1995. As an assistant manager and key assistant manager, she worked on movies such as Amistad, End of Days, Training Day and The Soloist. Her most recent feature films include The First Purge, A Wrinkle in Time, The Purge – Election Year, and Straight Outta Compton. She also has a significant amount of experience in television working on major television series such as the original Snowfall pilot, Southland, Lincoln Heights, Alias and Insecure. Insecure has received many accolades for introducing viewers to Los Angeles neighborhoods rarely seen on television, in particular for highlighting (in a positive way) Inglewood and South Los Angeles. Alison has just completed work on a feature film entitled, “Fatale” starring Hillary Swank and Michael Ealy and will begin her next feature, a Blumhouse/Universal project, immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Alison won her COLA awards for her work on Southland (2012), Straight Outta Compton (2015) and A Wrinkle in Time (2017). The feature films and TV series Alison has worked on, and continues to work on, have a deeply evocative sense of place which is central to the story on the screen. Her COLA awards recognize the critical role that she and her team have played in not only finding locations that bring the story to life but also in managing the logistics of each of those locations.
Alison is a member of the Executive Board of the Location Managers Guild International and is an active member of the Alpha Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is also a proud union member of the Hollywood Teamsters Local 399 from whom she received her 20-year pin in 2017.

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