Friday, 13 February 2015

 Lynwen Brenna

Lynwen Brennan is the new General Manager for Lucasfilm having been president and general manager of Industrial Light & Magic.  She's enjoyed a 16 year career at ILM.

In her new role, her new challenge will be to see all operational matters for Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound.  She will report to Kathleen Kennedy and Alan Bergman of Walt Disney Studios.

Of course this does mean there is an opening at Industrial Light & Magic coming up.  She will still be involved at ILM but at a higher level.

From Variety:

Brennan’s new brief is to develop and oversee Lucasfilm’s business strategy, and supervise implementation of the company’s vision. She said that Disney has given Lucasfilm and Kennedy the autonomy to forge that vision.
Kennedy said “As we accelerate production of content for television, film, theme parks, and interactive games, Lynwen will focus on our strategic vision and lead day-to-day operations.”
Brennan told Variety: “I’m going to be concentrating on the operations of Lucasfilm and to make sure we have a company where everybody can bring their best game, and also collaborating and communicating with our partners at Disney and our partners throughout the Lucasfilm organization to make sure that we are nurturing the (‘Star Wars’) franchise in the right way and that we have a long-term strategic vision for the company.”
“We’re more than a film company, and we’re more than a franchise company,” said Brennan. “The thing that is at the forefront of all of our minds, both here at Lucasfilm and at Disney, is the responsibility to continue George’s legacy with the ‘Star Wars’ films. ‘Star Wars’ means so much to people around the world. That responsibility weighs on me quite heavily, to make sure we make the right choices for the franchise and the fans.”


In the article she also told Variety:

“I’m going to be concentrating on the operations of Lucasfilm and to make sure we have a company where everybody can bring their best game, and also collaborating and communicating with our partners at Disney and our partners throughout the Lucasfilm organization to make sure that we are nurturing the (‘Star Wars’) franchise in the right way and that we have a long-term strategic vision for the company.”
“We’re more than a film company, and we’re more than a franchise company,” said Brennan. “The thing that is at the forefront of all of our minds, both here at Lucasfilm and at Disney, is the responsibility to continue George’s legacy with the ‘Star Wars’ films. ‘Star Wars’ means so much to people around the world. That responsibility weighs on me quite heavily, to make sure we make the right choices for the franchise and the fans.”

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