Janet Lewin is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Industrial Light & Magic. A 27-year veteran of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic, Janet oversees all aspects of the visual effects business for ILM and Lucasfilm, including Production and operations across the global organization, with the Executive Producers and Studio Executives reporting to her. She also runs the company’s burgeoning and global virtual production StageCraft business. Prior to this role, Janet was VP, Visual Effects at Lucasfilm for seven years.
Janet’s vast experience at ILM and Lucasfilm VFX, the birthplace of Star Wars visual effects and pioneer of the VFX industry, has positioned her well to lead the company into the future. While at Lucasfilm, Janet oversaw visual effects for all of the studio’s projects, including feature films, long-form content, theme park rides, commercials, image unit deliverables, and 3D asset archiving. In this capacity, she collaborated closely with the filmmakers and production-side VFX teams on strategy, technology, and budget throughout the course of production, serving as the studio executive for visual effects. Janet has been credited as overall Lucasfilm VFX Producer on The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, Solo, and The Rise of Skywalker. She also served as Co-Producer on two seasons of Lucasfilm’s Emmy Award-winning Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, where she helped drive the implementation of ILM’s groundbreaking Virtual Production methodology, StageCraft.
Prior to her stint at Lucasfilm, Janet worked across a wide range of production and executive roles at ILM, including serving as Head of Production. Some of her ILM producing and executive producing credits include Star Trek: Into Darkness, Rango, Super 8, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, The Hulk, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, among many others.