Sunday, October 19, 2014

Industrial Light and Magic is Opening a Brand New UK studio

Coming to London
Industrial Light and Magic is opening a brand new UK studio to work on a new Star Wars trilogy. Disney’s special effects firm was founded by George Lucas back in the early days of VFX, and now ILM is coming to London even as Pinewood Studios' filming of Star Wars VII nears completion.

The London studio, known as Magic Studios and based in fashionable Covent Garden, will be home to 200 newly hired staff, headed up by Ben Morris as creative director, who won an Oscar for his work on the visual effects for The Golden Compass in 2008.

To read more about the opening of ILM, see this article in The Guardian.

When new studios start up, they need talent. Now is the time for all our animation students to be polishing their CV and demo reel, and getting ready to apply. ILM offers huge new opportunities for animators and VFX artists in London, and is great news for our capital city.


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