SANTA MONICA — Santa Monica and Melbourne-based creative studio Luma (www.lumapictures.com) has hired Jill Gilbert as executive producer of animated content. Based out of the Santa Monica office, she will be responsible for the oversight, development and management of Luma Toons original animated content and animation service work. She will also contribute toward acquisition and development of branded content.
Gilbert will work closely with animation director Raphael Pimental and CG supervisor Andrew Zink to expand the roots of Luma Toons, the dedicated animated content arm that Luma launched in 2014 with The New Adventures of Figaro Pho. Currently, Luma Toons is building a diverse slate of animated content including films, series, digital content, and VR for multiple distribution platforms.
Gilbert comes from Psyop, where as executive producer and managing director she developed an array of animated content for various platforms in addition to launching an IP initiative for the company and overseeing development and production for original projects. Prior to Psyop, she was VP of production at the newly formed feature animation arm at Paramount Pictures. She successfully launched into production Paramount Animation’s first film, SpongeBob SquarePants in 3D, and oversaw all creative and production-related aspects of the movie. She also managed recruiting efforts for animation talent both domestically and abroad. The job at Paramount Animation was preceded by tenures as VP of creative affairs at DisneyToon Studios and as VP of business development for animation for Technicolor Digital Productions.