Lynwen Brennan, the General Manager of Lucasfilm has been given the prestigious honour of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Originally from Narberth in Pembrokeshire, Brennan has been General Manager of Lucasfilm since March 2015. A role that has her oversee all operational matters for Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, as well as the development and execution of Lucasfilm’s business strategy.
A CBE is an honour awarded to an individual by the Queen for a leading role at a regional level or a prominent but lesser role at a national level in any activity. For Brennan this was an award for her contribution and services to supporting the UK’s visual effects industry.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 25, 2016
Talking with the BBC following her investiture, Brennan discussed the state of the visual effects industry:
“I think that entertainment in general is on a cusp of another revolution. I think that with the advent of what we can do in real time now, means we can make the visuals interactive, immersive.
“In a few years time you’ll be able to go to the cinema and have images going behind you, around you. With the advent of virtual reality and augmented reality you’ll be able to interact with and really step inside those stories.”
With regards the upcoming Rogue One, she also had this interesting comment to make regarding its digital innovation:
“It crosses a bar” which has not been able to be achieved before.
“It’s a beautiful film which touches you in the heart, the visuals are stunning.”
Congratulations to Mrs Brennan from everyone at Jedi News for this prestigious honour.