Studio is joined by ILM, ILMxLAB and Skywalker Sound on new documentary series and website that showcase opportunities available within the entertainment industry, specifically visual effects, to help the next, more diverse generation of filmmakers get a foot in the door.
Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, ILMxLAB and Skywalker Sound have launched Get in the Door, a documentary series that showcases the array of opportunities available within the entertainment industry, specifically in visual effects. You can watch the program trailer below.
Episodes feature conversations with internal talent who have produced visuals for projects including The Mandalorian, Avengers: Endgame, and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge; they each highlight an employee’s career journey, passion for their craft, and tips for how to get into the industry.
Get in the Door is an initiative driven by a core group of employees from across Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and ILMxLAB who recognize the entertainment industry’s perceived barrier to entry and the lack of underrepresented groups within the studio. These artists hope their knowledge and passion for entertainment can introduce emerging talent to opportunities in the industry. Lucasfilm has nearly 200 roles ranging from creative development to post-production; at ILM and Skywalker Sound, there are over 500 roles ranging from environment art to sound design. Get in the Door hopes to demystify the journey to obtain these roles and provide resources for people looking to step into a career in entertainment.
"We’ve taken a critical look at the lack of diversity within our company and the entertainment industry as a whole," says Lynwen Brennan, EVP & General Manager, Lucasfilm. “In order to create lasting change, we need diverse talent in every aspect of the industry. We want to give the next generation of filmmakers the tools they need to get a foot in the door, and step into these creative roles. We hope Get in the Door can be an introduction and a resource for anyone who wants to work in entertainment."
Check out the trailer:
You can learn more about the program and view episodes here.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.