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Create Magic and Memories

Director, Episodic (Project Hire)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 522300BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Studio Entertainment Brand Lucasfilm Date posted 01/30/2018
Lucasfilm Animation and creators of the Emmy award winning animation series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and the highly successful animation series “Star Wars: Rebels” are looking for a versatile Episodic Director to join their production team.

The Director, Episodic works closely with all levels of creative production in tandem with the Supervising Director, to bring the script to life on our animated television series. The ideal candidate is expected to balance managing all the various aspects of production, while successfully maintaining the highest quality of technical and creative storytelling possible for their respective episodes.


  • Effectively manage a team of 3D Storyboard Artists in the creation of each animatic, while successfully communicating story needs, both verbally and visually thru sketches.
  • Interpret the script visually through organizing and it breaking down into particular scenes and planning out shots and specific actions within determined locations and settings.
  • In collaboration with Editorial, craft and build the episode using a strong sense of timing and knowledge of film.
  • Ensure that each of the assigned episodes are completed on time and successfully meet the quality standards of the Supervising Director.

Preferred Qualifications

Required Skills / Competencies:
  • Must be a demonstrated, natural, story-teller with strong visual sensibilities.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with all levels of production crew, artistic staff, and management.
  • Prior experience in both 2D and 3D storyboarding is required.
  • Ability to establish priorities and multi-task efficiently within a high pressure environment while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Exceptional working knowledge of animation and post-production techniques and terminology.
  • Strong organizational, project management and leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal).

Required Education

Education / Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in animation, film, art or related field.
  • 10+ years of industry experience, preferably in animation; Prior directorial experience required.

Company Overview

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.
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