Ever wanted to fly in space, but don’t think you’re cut out to be an astronaut? Are you unemployed? Do you love science fiction? Ever pictured yourself holding a lightsaber?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe it’s time to consider a job with LucasFilm, the production company best known for creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
The San Francisco-based studio LucasFilm is now hiring positions for everything from film extras and photo experts to marketing gurus and video game designers.
“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.”
Created in 1971 by legendary filmmaker George Lucas, LucasFilm was purchased by Disney in 2012 at which time it relocated many of its offices to San Francisco and set up shop in the historic Presidio.
The studio’s latest creation Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a huge box office success with more than $1 billion in ticket sales, making it the highest grossing movie in the world.
The series is set to continue with Star Wars Episode VII along with several stand alone films including prequels and spinoff movies.
LucasFilm is looking to fill more than 40 job openings including animators, graphics engineers, texture artists and lighting technicians.
“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.”
Along with film and animation studios in San Francisco, LucasFilm also boasts the sprawling Skywalker Ranch in Marin, California, where sound experts produce some of the world’s best audio recordings.
If all that technical stuff is too much, why not try auditioning for an actual role on one the new Star Wars movies?
The new Han Solo spinoff movie is still accepting auditions for speaking roles while both it and Star Wars: Episode VIII are hiring walk on extras, background performers, photo doubles, and stand-ins, according to Disney Casting Calls.
Filming for Episode VIII has already begun in Ireland and in Pinewood Studios, England, where all actors and extras will be expected. The film is using the secret working title “Space Bear,” according to Disney Casting.
To be considered as an extra, performers must be eligible to work in the UK. The London Actors Resource Guide eBook has all the information you need to get started.
Extras and background performers will be hired in the U.S. throughout the film making process and producers are looking to hire day player speaking roles for everyone 16 and up.
If hired, actors will be working with Oscar Isaac playing Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Carrie Fisher as Leia, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, and Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux.
Also on screen will be Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, and of course, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
Rian Johnson has taken over director duties for Star Wars: Episode VII.
If you’ve ever wanted to be part of history why not apply to LucasFilm and put your own personal touch on Star Wars.
[Lucasfilm via AP]