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Lucasfilm Names Rob Bredow Chief Technology Officer

Former Sony Pictures Imageworks CTO and Visual Effects Supervisor helped launch ILMxLAB, and has worked on films such as ‘Men in Black 3,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.’ 

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lucasfilm has announced that Rob Bredow has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer at the company.

Bredow joined Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., in 2014 as a Visual Effects Supervisor. In December 2014, he was named Vice President of New Media and Head of Lucasfilm’s Advanced Development Group (ADG), which develops tools and techniques for real-time, high-fidelity immersive entertainment. In this position, Bredow was instrumental in launching ILMxLAB, a new division that combines the talents of Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound to create interactive storytelling and immersive cinema experiences.

“Rob is truly the perfect fit for this role. His passion for technology and innovation and his experience in filmmaking make him the ideal candidate to lead our technology efforts for both Lucasfilm and ILM,” said Lucasfilm General Manager Lynwen Brennan in making the announcement. “Rob’s many years of experience as a visual effects supervisor combined with his expertise in technology and new media enable us to continue our longstanding tradition of innovation.” 

Previously, Bredow was the CTO and Visual Effects Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks. He has worked on films such as Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, Green Lantern, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Surf’s Up, Castaway and Godzilla.

Bredow is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (VFX Branch) and the AMPAS Scientific and Technical Council, and a Visual Effects Society Technology committee chair.

Source: Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.