Lucasfilm Ltd will be expanding down under, with plans to open a Sydney studio at the Fox Studios, south of the city. Australia will be the fifth city with the ILM stamp, joining the HQ in San Francisco, and the other major camps in Singapore, Vancouver and London.

“Sydney is an ideal location for our fifth studio,” noted Rob Bredow, Executive Creative Director and Head of ILM, adding, “there is abundant artistic and technical talent in the region which are both keys to ILM’s culture of innovation. It’s particularly exciting that the first film our new studio will contribute to will be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

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Gretchen Libby, ILM VP of Production

Gretchen Libby, ILM VP of Production said, “We are always looking for ways to enhance our offering to clients and the Australian Federal PDV Offset coupled with the new NSW PDV rebate is sure to attract significant interest from filmmakers around the world. Our studio in Sydney will allow us to offer that opportunity while providing the quality effects work that is synonymous with Industrial Light & Magic.”
“It’s an amazing opportunity for local Australian talent to join established ILM staff from around the globe and collaborate on high-end animation and visual effects,” noted Luke Hetherington who will expand his responsibilities to serve as the studio’s Executive in Charge. “At ILM they can do so while working on the kind of projects that inspired so many of us to start out in this industry, like Star Wars, Avengers, Jurassic Park, and many more.”

 

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Written by Paul Hellard

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