Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 400 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50.
ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, streaming, themed attractions, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.
The company has been awarded 16 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, and received 31 Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical Achievement.
In 2006 ILM expanded its operations beyond its San Francisco headquarters, opening its first international studio in Singapore. The Singapore studio is full-service effects and animation studio responsible for delivering complete shots and sequences on top-tier Hollywood films as well as regional projects. From asset development and digital matte painting, through animation, creature and effects simulation, lighting, and compositing, ILM Singapore delivers cutting-edge work for feature film and immersive entertainment. At the studio, ILM veterans work alongside top-level talent from around the world.
ILM's Singapore studio leverages the expertise and technological know-how developed over 45 years at Industrial Light & Magic. Knowledge and culture flow freely between the company’s six global studios, and ILM Singapore shares tools and workflow with the other studios allowing for seamless collaboration on all shared projects.
In 2012, ILM planted roots in Vancouver and just a year later, the company expanded into a new 30,000-square-foot studio space in Gastown. In 2017, the company expanded to meet the growing demand and we continue to seek out and employ the top talent in the business to work on film and television projects. The Vancouver studio has led numerous efforts for ILM including the studio's visual effects contributions to films such as Good Night Oppy, Aquaman, Terminator: Dark Fate, and television series such as The Sandman, The Mandalorian, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians to name a few.
ILM’s Vancouver office is on the territory of the Coast Salish Peoples including the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Nations. As a community of visual storytellers operating on land where rich artistic traditions have been passed down over generations, we endeavor to participate in decolonizing practices. With appreciation and respect, we thank the Indigenous people who have lived and worked on these lands from time immemorial.
ILM opened its London studio in 2014 with Creative Director, Ben Morris, and Executive in Charge of Production, Sue Lyster, at the helm. With increasing numbers of blockbuster films shooting in the U.K., the London studio was a natural step in ILM’s global expansion.
The London studio has hubbed an array of feature film and television projects for the company such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Midnight Sky, The Martian, Life, and Jurassic World: Dominion on the film side, and Lost Ollie, Brave New World, The Stand,Dollface, Krypton, and Andor to name a few.
In July of 2019, Industrial Light & Magic opened its studio in Sydney Australia. The studio offers a complete slate of visual effects services and works in conjunction with the company’s other studios in San Francisco, Singapore, London, Vancouver, and Mumbai. The Sydney studio is currently recruiting an array of talent for a variety of roles and openings can be found on the studio careers page.
ILM acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of all country throughout Australia. We especially acknowledge those of the Eora Nation, the Gadigal People, and respect the land on which we work. We also acknowledge the ongoing connection to land, water, culture, and community, and we respect all elders; past, present, and emerging.
In October of 2022, Industrial Light & Magic opened its studio in Mumbai, India. The studio offers ILM's full pipeline of visual effects and animation services and works in conjunction with the company’s other studios in San Francisco, Singapore, London, Vancouver, and Sydney. The Mumbai studio is now hiring leadership, technology, support, production, and artist roles over the coming months, openings will be posted on the studio career page here.