About the Location PortalAbout The Location Portal

Property Relationships

The Location Portal has a relationship with almost every office building management team in the Los Angeles 30-mile studio zone. Our experience in commercial real estate provides our property clients the satisfaction of knowing the location filming process will be handled in the most professional manner and with minimal impact to their property, tenants and visitors. This experience provides our production clients with a streamlined process in having a liaison that is well versed in both property management and film production. In other words, The Location Portal understands both clients’ needs and works to ensure that those needs are met.

Film Production Relationships

The Location Portal has a relationship with key production clients, including location managers and scouts, directors, producers, studios and production companies. Thus, the exposure for our property clients to the film industry is significant. The Location Portal is informed as to all local governmental requirements and has access to new technologies such as 360-degree photos and virtual tours that streamline the filming process. The Location Portal ensures that both our property and production clients have a positive experience, enabling them to build a long term, mutually beneficial relationship. To further bridge that gap, we regularly feature location professionals on our popular Wrapped Podcast.

Company Principals

Heather Ross

Heather has an extensive background in commercial real estate, having managed million square foot high rises in Los Angeles. Having left that career in 2005, Heather went on work in film production, and also to consult with commercial property owners to enhance their revenue by procuring location filming at their properties.  In 2007, Heather formed The Location Portal, enabling her to fully serve property and production clients’ needs.  Heather’s understanding of these needs coupled with her experience in property operations and film production make her a valuable asset to The Location Portal team.

Heather is a graduate of the Claremont Colleges, a published author and has raised millions for charitable causes, including Hope for Firefighters and the United Nations Association.  

Chris Catalfamo

Chris brings over twenty years of experience in location filming representation to The Location Portal, having served as Vice President of Marketing for Hollywood Locations where he negotiated thousands of productions and produced millions in revenue for commercial real estate clients. In 2010, he joined The Location Portal and brought his extensive knowledge of film production and commercial real estate to The Location Portal team.

Chris is an accomplished photographer and web developer.