The Walt Disney Company’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is expanding its international footprint, opening a new facility in Mumbai, India. Kiran ‘KP’ Prasad, former head of studio at DNEG Bangalore and Chennai, will lead the studio, reporting to ILM senior vp and general manager Janet Lewin.
ILM’s Mumbai facility will operate a full vfx and animation services pipeline, working on content for the local market as a means to gain access to the Southeast Asian talent pool. The studio will work on vfx and animation projects of varying size and scale for tv, film, and streaming, as well as in-person attractions.
ILM Mumbai joins the company’s other locations in San Francisco, Vancouver, London, Singapore, and Sydney, the latter of which is the company’s most recent addition having opened in 2019. Its employees will join a global workforce that is soon expected to grow over 2,500 employees. The company will be hiring leadership, technology, support, production, and artist positions in the coming months. Position details can be found on ILM’s careers page.