Looking for a Job? ‘Star Wars’ is Now Hiring

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ToKyo, Japan - Feb 19 2017, Darth Vader from Star wars with Stormtroopers army figures in background (AKKHARAT JARUSILAWONG / Shutterstock.com)

Lucasfilm is now hiring a ton of jobs to work on Star Wars and several other motion pictures, books, and TV shows.

Lucasfilm is a film and TV production company based in San Francisco, California. The studio is best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as being the leading developer for special effects and computer animation.

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Founded by filmmaker George Lucas in 1971, most of the company’s operations moved to San Francisco in 2005. Since then, the Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.06 billion.

Lucasfilm’s company structure has several different fields.

  • Industrial Light & Magic — visual effects
  • Skywalker Sound — post-production sound design
  • LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC – video games
  • Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. LLC — animation
    • Lucasfilm Animation Singapore
  • Lucas Licensing — licensing and merchandising
    • Lucas Books
  • Lucas Online — websites
  • Lucasfilm Story Group

Kathleen Kennedy, co-chairman of Lucasfilm, became president of Lucasfilm, reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. She also serves as the brand manager for Star Wars, working directly with Disney’s global lines of business to build, further integrate, and maximize the value of this global franchise. Kennedy serves as producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas originally announced as serving as creative consultant.

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Under the deal, Disney acquired ownership of Star Wars and Lucasfilm’s operating businesses in live-action film production, consumer products, video games, animation, visual effects, and audio post-production.

LucasFilm’s latest movie, Star Wars: Episode VII was a box office monster. In fact, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the highest grossing movie in the world with over a billion dollar in ticket sales alone. Since, the Disney acquisition, Lucasfilm is creating a new Star Wars movie every year with plans on several spinoffs, reboots, and prequels. In addition, there are rampant rumors that a new Indiana Jones movie is coming soon.

Lucasfilm is now hiring a ton of job opportunities for aspiring filmmakers, animators, and creative talents. On their website, Lucasfilm says:

We’re in the business of telling great stories and making magic. We produce really cool films, video games, television programming, and ultimate theme park ride experiences. We create amazing visual effects and sound design. We market, distribute and license our products and services around the world. We’re constantly striving to push the envelope and work with the best talent in the industry.

The Lucas companies include Lucasfilm, Lucasfilm Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, and ILMxLab. Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation are located in San Francisco’s historic Presidio National Park. Industrial Light & Magic has Studios in San Francisco (also in the Presidio), Singapore, Vancouver, and London. ILMxLab was recently announced and will be initially based at LDAC in San Francisco. Skywalker Sound is located just north of San Francisco in the hills of Marin County.

If you are interested in a job with LucasFilm and the creative masterminds behind Star Wars, click here.

Here are some of the biggest jobs now hiring at LucasFilms.

The Lucasfilm Publicity department currently has an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student or recent graduate to work as an intern this summer supporting the legendary Lucasfilm franchise. The Publicity intern would gain first-hand knowledge of what it takes to successfully communicate and promote upcoming projects and our overall public relations strategy – both internally and externally.

The Publicity team at Lucasfilm is responsible for promoting upcoming franchise projects and company news both externally and internally. Made of up of a team of experienced publicists, communications professionals and writers, we are responsible for developing the news coming out of Lucasfilm and our legendary franchise, as well as cultivating strong relations with the press, influencers and key partners.

Reporting to the VP, Production (VFX), the Director, Live Action VFX Production is responsible for oversight of Lucasfilm’s streaming show(s) visual effects plan, schedule, and budget. The Director, Live Action VFX Production will partner with the VP, Production (VFX), the Show Producer and the Show VFX Producer on all aspects of producing the highest quality visual effects for the project.

Lucasfilm is currently seeking motivated, detail-oriented, and trustworthy interns for its Story Group Internship Program. Responsibilities include scanning and evaluating transmedia material for continuity, imputing continuity data into relational databases, reading and evaluating incoming writing samples and manuscript submissions, and light office support – phones/desks – when needed. This internship is a great introduction to the world of story development and management, and interns will have an invaluable opportunity to interact with execs in our department on future and active projects across various media.

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Daisy Ridley at the World premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, USA on December 9, 2017. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

The Production Assistant will assist the Casting Manager with casting and record preparation. Conform and track scripts through production. They will also provide support and assist in the coordination of all record-related and script conform tasks for all projects associated with Lucasfilm Animation.

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SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, ITALY. NOVEMBER 11, 2017. Studio portrait of stormtrooper costume replica, with blaster E-11 gun. He is a fictional character of Star Wars saga. Red background with smoke (Stefano Buttafoco / Shutterstock.com)

The Director, Live-Action Series Development will be responsible for partnering with the VP, Animation & Live Action Series Development to oversee the development, execution, and production of all episodic and serialized live-action content.