Sam Mercer Joins ILM
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Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm, has announced film producer Sam Mercer joining as their new head of studio, reporting directly to Lucasfilm general manager Lynwen Brennan. Mercer will be in charge of the company’s operations in all ILM studios, covering San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London.
Mercer is choosing an excellent time to join ILM – with the upcoming new set of Star Wars films as well as the ongoing continuation of the Marvel Universe, a part of Lucasfilm due to their connection to Disney, they have quite an exciting decade ahead of them.
“ILM is unparalleled in the industry in terms of their artistry and legacy of innovation,” Sam Mercer said in a statement. “Having worked with them on eight films, I know first hand the incredible talent at the company and from a filmmaker’s point of view they are one of the few companies that consistently delivers not only with regard to achieving the creative vision but from a scheduling and budgetary perspective as well.”