President / General Manager, ILM / Skywalker Sound

Lynwen Brennan is President and General Manager of two of the best known brands in post production; Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. Her role requires oversight and leadership of all production, business operations and strategy for the companies. Lynwen has worked in the post production and entertainment fields for over 20 years and has a breadth of experience in keeping ahead of the challenges presented by an ever changing industry.

Lynwen joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1999 and has since held positions of increasing responsibility and scope.  Prior to being promoted to her current position in early 2010, Brennan held the title of Executive in Charge of Production at ILM, a position she held for 4 years. In this role, Lynwen 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.

Before coming to Lucasfilm, Lynwen had 10 years of experience in visual effects software development. She 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 Lynwen was a key member of the transition team. She spent 2 years with Avid as a marketing manager before joining Alias Wavefront as a Product Manager focusing on strategic business development and product management.

Lynwen holds a BS from the University of London.
 

Speaker years: 
2010