Industrial Light & Magic to open studio in Sydney

ILM Opened its sydney studio in the summer of 2019

Luke Hetherington, who heads ILM’s Singapore studio, to additionally serve as executive in charge of the Sydney base and split his time between Singapore and Australia. Bredow says he aims to have between 50-100 employees in Sydney by year’s end, and continue to grow in 2020.

ILM is headquartered in San Francisco, and also maintains bases in Vancouver and London.

About ILM

Founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the special effects for his space epic Star Wars, no other facility of its type existed at the time. Now with locations in San Francisco, Vancouver, London and Singapore, ILM remains one of the leading effects companies in the world, serving the motion picture commercial production and attraction industries.

Awards

National Medal of Technology awarded in 2004. 15 Academy Awards for Visual Effects and an additional 29 nominations, 30 Scientific and Engineering Academy Awards, 15 BAFTAs for Visual Effects, numerous VES Awards, Clios and many others.

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