Lucasfilm Promotes Lynwen Brennan to General Manager

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Lynwen Brennan

She will report to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman.

Lynwen Brennan has been promoted to general manager of Lucasfilm, having served as president and general manager of its Industrial Light & Magic VFX business since 2009.

During that time, ILM expanded its San Francisco- and Singapore-based operations while opening offices in Vancouver in 2013 and London in 2014, where its team is working on projects including Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In her new role, Brennan will oversee all operations for Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound, with a dual responsibility to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman. The 16-year ILM vet will continue to work closely with ILM chief creative officer John Knoll (VFX Oscar-winner for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest).

"[Brennan] has a rare combination of business acumen and production expertise," said Kennedy in a statement. "As we accelerate production of content for television, film, theme parks and interactive games, Lynwen will focus on our strategic vision and lead day-to-day operations."

Prior to joining Lucasfilm, Brennan had 10 years of experience in VFX software development at companies such as Avid Technology and the former Alias Wavefront.  

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