Rob Bredow moves into this new position from his most recent role as the Visual Effects Supervisor and Co-Producer on Solo: A Star Wars Story. He served as a creative partner to the filmmakers throughout the production, from the earliest story meetings to the final frames of visual effects.
“I’ve been working very closely with Rob over the past two years on Solo,” says Kathleen Kennedy. “I have witnessed his leadership skills and creative abilities first-hand and I’ve been extremely impressed. Filmmaking is often about problem solving and Rob comes to every challenge with a strong creative point of view and the ability to find the best solution every time.”
Bredow was instrumental in launching Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division, ILMxLAB, in 2015 and was promoted to Lucasfilm Chief Technology Officer a year later. In this former role, Bredow oversaw all technology development for Lucasfilm and ILM.
Lynwen Brennan, General Manager of Lucasfilm, says of Rob, “I am thrilled that Rob is going to be leading ILM into the future. He is the perfect fit for the role combining creativity, innovation and business savvy. He is also a wonderful leader who builds great, trusting relationships within the company and with the filmmakers and studios we work with.”
“I’m honored to take on this role for Industrial Light & Magic,” says Bredow. “From my involvement with the launch of ILMxLAB to supervising the visual effects team on Solo: A Star Wars Story, I can honestly say the people at this company are some of the most passionate, creative, and dedicated people I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with.”
We’re thrilled to announce that Rob will be the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver. Learn more about Rob over at ILM.com.