President, Industrial Light & Magic
As President of Industrial Light & Magic, Lynwen Brennan is responsible for all production and business aspects of the company and reports to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Prior to the promotion to her current position in early 2010, Brennan was Executive in Charge of Production at ILM, a position she held for four years. In this role, she oversaw all of the artistic and production talent at ILM and was responsible for ensuring that productions were efficiently staffed for on-time, on-budget delivery. She played a driving role in the company’s overall portfolio management and was a key member of ILM’s executive staff.
Since joining Lucasfilm in 1999, Brennan has held positions of increasing responsibility and scope. Her career with Lucasfilm started with her role as Technical Area Leader for the Computer Graphics Technical Directors. She was promoted a year later to the Manager of Production Technical Directors, where she supervised technical directors, sequence supervisors, and assistant technical directors. In April 2002, Brennan was promoted to Director of Digital Artists, a role she held until her promotion to Executive in Charge of Production in 2006.
Prior to Lucasfilm, she had 10 years of experience in visual effects software development. Brennan began her career as an original member of Parallax Software Ltd. where she held a variety of roles from support to sales. In 2005, Parallax was sold to Avid Technology and she was a key member of the transition team. Brennan spent two years with Avid as a marketing manager before joining Alias Wavefront as a Product Manager focusing on strategic business development and product management.
Brennan holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of London.