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Sam Mercer

Head of ILM Studio

Sam Mercer joined ILM as Head of ILM Studio in September of 2015. He oversees and coordinates the company’s operations across all four of ILM’s global studios, San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London.

Mercer has produced many high-profile films over the years, such as Brian De Palma’s Mission to Mars, seven of M. Night Shyamalan’s films, including Signs and The Sixth Sense, for which he received both Academy Award® and BAFTA Best Picture nominations, Sam Mendes’ Jarhead, and Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsmen. Mercer is also a producer on Steven Spielberg’s upcoming fantasy film The BFG, based on the novel by Roald Dahl.