Lucasfilm Animation Singapore Announces New Handheld Games Group and Digital Artist Group Units to Be Added to Singapore Studio
-- With CG Animated Television Series Already in Development, Singapore-Based Studio Begins Aggressive Recruiting and Hiring for New Units
“We're thrilled to be already expanding on the work being created at our Singapore studio”
-- Company to Be Recruiting and Interviewing Qualified Candidates at CG Overdrive in Singapore, July 14 - 16, 2006
Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, which opened its doors for business in October 2005, announced that it is expanding the size and scope of the studio to include a newly-formed Handheld Games Group to work together with LucasArts in the U.S., and a Digital Artists Group to work alongside Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for the production of visual effects work. Recruitment and hiring for these new groups has already begun and the company hopes to attract additional first-rate talent with a presence at CG Overdrive, July 14 - 16 at the Singapore Expo (www.cgoverdrive.com).
"We're thrilled to be already expanding on the work being created at our Singapore studio," said Christian Kubsch, General Manager of Lucasfilm Animation Singapore. "We've already hired more than 60 employees from 20 different countries for our animated television series. The new hiring effort for our Handheld Games Group and Digital Artists Group will expand our palette of talent even further and allows us to work with our colleagues in the U.S. at LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic. It's a very exciting time."
Chris Williams, Project Lead at LucasArts will give a talk on the new Handheld Games Group at CG Overdrive on Friday, 14 July, 3:00pm - 3:45pm.
Jonathan Harb, Digital Artist Supervisor, will be giving a talk on the new Digital Artists Group at CG Overdrive on Saturday, 15 July, 12:45pm - 1:30pm.
Recruiters and HR managers may be contacted in the hiring area at CG Overdrive. For more information, visit www.cgoverdrive.com.
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Since its inception in 1971, Lucasfilm Ltd. has changed the face of entertainment and continues to lead the digital revolution as the world's premiere, fully integrated digital entertainment company. In addition to acclaimed movie and television productions, Lucasfilm's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, creators of award-winning visual effects and sound design; LucasArts, a groundbreaking developer and publisher of interactive entertainment; Lucasfilm Animation, which is setting new standards for digital animation in television and the movies; and Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties. In addition, Lucas Online creates Internet content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses.
About Lucasfilm Animation Singapore
Working hand-in-hand with their creative counterparts in California, the artists at Lucasfilm Animation Singapore are producing revolutionary animated television shows and games. In addition, artists here collaborate with Industrial Light & Magic and LucasArts on state-of-the-art visual effects and next generation video games.