Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic has announced the launching of their new TV division, ILM TV.
- The new division, ILM TV, will handle all streaming and episodic television projects for the visual effects company.
- ILM TV will be based in the company’s new 42,000 square foot London studio.
- Early projects for the new division will include John Favreau’s new live-action series set in the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian, as well as SYFY’s Superman prequel series Krypton, which is now in its second season.
- ILM TV will offer television producers and showrunners access to the legendary VFX talent, infrastructure and technology of ILM designed to suit the condensed production schedules of episodic television.
- The team will be lead by Visual Effects Supervisors Hayden Jones and Jonathan Privett as well as Executive Producers Louise Hussey and Stefan Drury.
What they’re saying:
- Rob Bredow, Executive Creative Director and Head of ILM: “It’s not often you get to create a new division at Industrial Light & Magic. We are seeing a real convergence in our creative approach used on films and in our immersive entertainment division ILMxLAB, and now we’re proud to be able to offer these ILM innovations in a way that’s suitable for streaming and television work to creatives around the world.”
- VFX Supervisor Hayden Jones: “We are extremely excited to be re-igniting ILM’s involvement in this market and to showcase the team’s expertise, unrivaled technology and production management globally. The television and streaming segments have grown exponentially in recent years and we are seeing substantial demand for high calibre visual effects that can be delivered on schedule and within budget, all of which lie at the core of our teams expertise and proven track record.”