An Introduction to Our Companies

Founded by George Lucas in 1971, Lucasfilm is a fully integrated entertainment company. The Lucas companies include Lucasfilm, Lucasfilm Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, and ILMxLAB. From our legacy of groundbreaking visual effects to award winning sound design and now paving the way for immersive entertainment, we’re in the business of telling great stories and making magic.

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ILM Jobs

Industrial Light & Magic started a revolution in the world of filmmaking with the release of Star Wars in 1977. Since then, ILM has grown into a global company with studios in San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London. The ILM name has become synonymous with innovative visual effects work and the company continues to be a recognized leader in the field. We continue to provide filmmakers with the ability to tell stories in ways not previously possible, allowing only their imagination to limit what can be achieved.

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ILM opened its London studio in 2014 with Creative Director, Ben Morris, and Executive, Sue Lyster, at the helm.

The London studio leverages the expertise and technological knowhow developed over 40 years at Industrial Light & Magic combined with the top artists and technicians in the region. Knowledge and culture flow freely between the company’s four studios and the global team shares tools and workflow allowing for seamless collaboration on all shared projects.

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM San Francisco was the first of our global studios and continues to thrive as a leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries.

Led by Executive, Jessica Teach and Chief Creative Officer, John Knoll, ILM continues to set the standard for visual effects.

In 2006 ILM expanded its operations beyond its San Francisco headquarters, opening its first international studio in Singapore.

Under the leadership of Executive, Luke Hetherington and Creative Director, Nigel Sumner The Singapore studio is a full-service effects and animation studio responsible for delivering complete shots and sequences on top-tier Hollywood films as well as regional projects.

In 2013, ILM planted roots in Vancouver and just a year later, the company expanded into a new 30,000 square-foot studio space in Gastown. In 2017, the company expanded once again opening a second location to meet the growing demand and we continue to seek out and employ the top talent in the business.

Under the leadership of Executive, Randal Shore and Creative Director, Jeff White ILM Vancouver leverages the expertise and technological knowhow developed over 40 years at Industrial Light & Magic.


ILMxLAB—The pioneering spirit that inspired storytellers and technical artists to improvise, innovate, and imagine a galaxy far, far away is built into the DNA of ILMxLAB, the new laboratory for immersive entertainment. The combined talents of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound are reinventing the way stories are told and experienced, connecting artists with their audiences like never before. ILMxLAB will develop virtual reality, augmented reality, real time cinema, theme park entertainment and narrative based experiences for future platforms.

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Skywalker Sound Jobs

The pulsating hum of a lightsaber. The thunderous footsteps of a stalking Tyrannosaurus Rex. The awesome roar of Star-Lord’s Milano. For more than a generation, Skywalker Sound has created soundscapes that have redefined aural immersion.

With origins based in Ben Burtt’s landmark work on 1977’s Star Wars, Skywalker Sound specializes in sound design, mixing, and audio post-production across multiple mediums. From the gathering of real-life, organic sounds to developing new techniques in sound presentation, Skywalker Sound remains one of the world’s most innovative facilities—eager to explore, create, and venture into the unknown.

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