Film Through the Years Part 2 with Jim Bloom, Co-Producer on Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Hearken to the most recent episode of The Author Expertise… 


Following on from final week’s episode, Court docket and Harry are joined as soon as once more by Jim Bloom, Affiliate Producer on Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Again and Co-Producer on Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, for the concluding a part of their dialogue on movie by way of the years. Hearken to the episode under, and take a look at half one right here…

Jim Bloom’s profession within the film and leisure industries started when he labored with George Lucas on American Graffiti. Quickly after he grew to become an assistant director working alongside many famous filmmakers together with Francis Ford Coppola on The Dialog, Robert Altman on Thieves Like Us, Sam Peckinpah on The Killer Elite, Steven Spielberg on Shut Encounters of the Third Sort, Hal Ashby on Sure for Glory and Coming House, Mathew Robbins on Corvette Summer time, and Phil Kaufman on Invasion of the Physique Snatchers.

Bloom rejoined George Lucas to develop into an Affiliate Producer on Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Again and the primary Normal Supervisor of ILM. Following this he grew to become a Co-Producer on Return of the Jedi. He produced Warning Signal for twentieth Century Fox, and Fires Inside, directed by Gillian Armstrong, at MGM. He has additionally developed films with Carroll Ballard, Volker Schlondorf, Warren Beatty, George Miller, and Guillermo del Toro.

Along with being a producer, Jim labored as a artistic govt at Sony Footage, main growth and manufacturing of two enterprise items: IMAX 3D films (Throughout the Sea of Time” and Wings of Braveness, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud); and interactive films. He additionally labored at Digital Arts the place he was recruited to assist leverage EA leisure properties into EA-TV (an interactive tv enterprise). He later helped discovered an interactive video games firm with lead funding from Kleiner, Perkins.


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