Vancouver Enterprise Forum

VEF BBQ Gala with Gretchen Libby, Executive in Charge of Business Development and Global Strategy at Industrial Light & Magic Division - A Division Of Lucasfilm

  • 26 Jun 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Science World, 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7
  • 0


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If you plan to park at Science World - please pay inside Science World building entrance at $6 for the evening - just remember your parking stall number.  Event parking is in effect if you pay at the meters in the lot at $17!

Tickets are selling fast - come and join the VEF Board, our Sponsors/Supporters and members as we enjoy an evening of networking, great speaker presentation and a delicious BBQ fare.  Mingle with Entrepreneurs and Industry experts in the newly refurbished Science World at TELUS World of Science, with superb views of Vancouver, False Creek and the North Shore mountains.

VEF is excited to welcome Gretchen Libby, Executive in Charge of Business Development and Global Strategy of Industrial Light & Magic - a division of Lucasfilm, to speak. Gretchen’s key responsibilities include managing and overseeing ILM’s client marketing and bidding efforts, strategic partnerships, and ILM’s global expansion.

Responsible for some of the most iconic films of our time: Star Wars, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones and the recent record breaking The Avengers, LucasFilm have helped to define the modern entertainment landscape and fundamentally changed the way movies are made.

Industrial Light & Magic has set the standard for visual effects and in the process, created some of the most stunning images in the history of film. ILM is at the forefront of the digital revolution, continuing to break new ground in visual effect with locations in San Francisco and Singapore. Serving the motion picture, commercial production and attraction industries, ILM has created effects for nearly 300 feature films and has played a key role in 10 of the top 15 worldwide box office hits of all time and contributed to half of the top 50.

Don't miss out, purchase your ticket today, we expect to sell out. Please note NO tickets will be available/sold on the night (pre-registration only).  Tickets include registration, speaker presentation, 
BBQ with maple-cured wild pink salmon along with beef, chicken or tofu souvlaki and Jambalaya all served with accompanying salads and dessert.  
Refreshments will be available to purchase.

This year our event will be held in '
Science World at TELUS World of Science', 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC
 V6A 3Z7

VEF Members, Sponsors, Supporters and Students $45
Non-members $80

Speaker: Gretchen Libby, Executive in Charge of Business Development & Global Strategy
As Executive in Charge of Business Development and Global Strategy, Gretchen’s key responsibilities include managing and overseeing ILM’s client marketing and bidding efforts, strategic partnerships, and ILM’s global expansion.  Her responsibilities entail overseeing all global production partnerships and forming ILM’s strategy with respect to the distribution of work between ILM’s headquarters, its remote offices, and its global production partners. 

Gretchen Libby joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1997 as the Sabre department production manager.  While in that role, she produced 300 Star Wars: Special Edition shots.  A year later, Libby joined ILM’s feature production department as an associate producer on The Perfect Storm.  She was promoted to visual effects producer in June 2000 on Star Wars: Episode II “Attack of the Clones.”  Prior to ILM, Libby worked in visual effects film production at Pacific Data Images in Palo Alto, CA and in visual effects commercial production at both Image Design and Aoki Studios in New York City.

Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Libby is a graduate of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, with a BA in Communications and Film.  She currently resides in Marin County, CA with her son, Alexander.

ILM Credits
Feature Films
2012 THE AVENGERS – ILM Executive Staff
2011 TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – ILM Executive Producer
2011 SUPER 8 – ILM Senior Staff
2011 RANGO – ILM Senior Staff
2011 I AM NUMBER 4 – ILM Senior Staff
2010 IRON MAN 2 - Visual Effects Executive Producer 
2009 AVATAR - Visual Effects Executive Producer
2009 TRANSFORMERS 2 – Visual Effects Executive Producer
2009    STAR TREK – Visual Effects Executive Producer
2008 IRON MAN –Visual Effects Executive Producer
2006 ERAGON – Visual Effects Producer
2005 MUNICH – Visual Effects Producer
2005 XXX: STATE OF THE UNION – Visual Effects Producer
2005 THE PACIFIER – Visual Effects Producer 
2004 VAN HELSING – Visual Effects Producer
2004 ALONG CAME POLLY – Visual Effects Producer
2003 TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES – Visual Effects Producer
2002 11‘9“01 – SEPTEMBER 11 – Visual Effects Producer
2002 STAR WARS: EPISODE II “Attack of the Clones” – Visual Effects Producer
2000 STAR WARS: EPISODE I “The Phantom Menace” DVD – Visual Effects Producer
2000 THE PERFECT STORM –Visual Effects Associate Producer

Regular VEF events will re-commence on September 18th with what promises to be another exciting season. Our 2012/13 event calendar will feature topics such as: 

Angel Investment, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Accelerators and Virtual Mentoring Programs, Cleantech, Gaming & Wireless trends and an up-date on the Movie industry (subject to change, without notice).

The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs. The VEF holds eight events each year - usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Networking sessions are included before and after the presentation for speakers and attendees to connect with each other. 

Memberships available, priced at $200 per year and include entry to all 8 regular events.

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