SAN FRANCISCO–OCT. 10, 2022–Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the award-winning visual
effects division of Lucasfilm Ltd., announced today that the company is expanding its global
operations. The studio, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has existing studios in
Vancouver, London, Singapore, and Sydney will open a new full pipeline studio in Mumbai to
gain access to the incredible talent base in the region. The Mumbai studio will be led by Kiran
‘KP’ Prasad, who was formerly head of the studio at DNEG Bangalore & Chennai. Prasad will report
to ILM SVP and General Manager, Janet Lewin.

“With five global studios consistently operating at capacity and continuing to grow, the time was
right for ILM to expand once again to meet the industry’s increasing demand for high-caliber
visual effects” explained Lewin. “This new full-fledged visual effects studio in India will allow us
to offer even greater capacity while ensuring that we always meet the high-quality bar that our
clients expect of us.”

Rob Bredow, SVP and chief creative officer of ILM noted, “We’re excited to be building our ILM
Studio in India where we can recruit the top artistic and technical talent from the visual effects
the industry now in India. This is the perfect time for ILM to form our sixth studio where artists will
leverage our full pipeline of disciplines working across a wide variety of exciting shows – at the
top quality and reliability our creative partners have come to expect from ILM.”

“ILM has always been at the forefront of technological and creative innovation in the visual
effects industry and there is no better time to start our studio in India than now, as the Indian
VFX industry is poised for spectacular growth in the coming years,” said Prasad. “It is exciting
and an honor to be part of the ILM team at such a key moment in the VFX industry with
technological developments pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling. I look forward to
working with the executive team to set up the studio from the ground up, building a world-class
facility and bringing the best of the diverse Indian talent together for an opportunity with endless

ILM’s last expansion effort came in 2019 with the company’s Sydney studio. That studio is
currently 400 people strong and growing. Combined, the ILM global studios will grow over
2,500 artists and will continue to offer award-winning visual effects and animation as well as
concept design and development, and virtual production, with the artistry, innovation, and
creative problem-solving that is the hallmark of the company. As with the other studios, ILM’s
Mumbai studio will work on all projects of all shapes and sizes, including live-action and
animated feature films, television, streaming, and themed attractions.
ILM will be hiring leadership, technology, support, production, and artist roles over the coming
months, openings will be posted on

About Industrial Light & Magic
Since 1975 Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., has become synonymous with
groundbreaking visual effects work and continues to be a recognized leader in the field. ILM,
headquartered in San Francisco, also has operations in Singapore, Vancouver, London, Sydney, and
soon Mumbai. The facilities work hand in hand to produce cutting-edge visual effects for feature films,
television, themed attractions, and new media experiences. ILM has been awarded 15 Academy Awards ®
for Best Visual Effects and 32 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards by the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences. To learn more, visit ILM online at

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