Lucasfilm Promotes Rob Bredow to Chief Technology Officer

Bredow has worked on films like “Men In Black 3,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Castaway”

Rob Bredow was promoted to Chief Technology Officer of Lucasfilm, the company’s general manager, Lynwen Brennan, announced Thursday.

Bredow joined Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucasfilm, in 2014 as a visual effects supervisor. In December 2014, he was appointed vice president of new media and head of Lucasfilm’s Advanced Development Group. He was a big part of the launch of ILMxLAB, a new division that combines talents of Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound to create interactive storytelling.

“Rob is truly the perfect fit for this role,” Brennan said. “His passion for technology and innovation and his experience in filmmaking make him the ideal candidate to lead our technology efforts for both Lucasfilm and ILM. Rob’s many years of experience as a visual effects supervisor combined with his expertise in technology and new media enable us to continue our longstanding tradition of innovation.”

Before his stint at Lucasfilm, he was the chief technology officer and visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks. His credits include “Men In Black 3,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Green Lantern,” “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” “Surf’s Up,” Castaway” and “Godzilla.”

He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and the AMPAS Scientific and Technical Council, as well as a technology committee chair of the Visual Effects Society.