Vicki Dobbs Beck, Executive In Charge | ILMxLab
Vicki Dobbs Beck is the Executive in Charge of ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio. Bringing together storytellers, world builders, and dreamers, ILMxLAB is creating a new era of virtual and augmented reality experiences that allow audiences to step inside their favorite stories.
Under Vicki’s leadership, ILMxLAB created the ground-breaking VR installation, Carne y Arena, which was the vision of Alejandro Iñárritu in association with Legendary Entertainment and Fondazione Prada. Carne y Arena was chosen as the first-ever VR Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival (2017) and was awarded a special Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, “in recognition of a visionary and powerful experience in storytelling.” In addition to producing multiple promotional VR experiences supporting major film releases and experiments in “all shades of reality”, ILMxLAB has collaborated with the VOID to develop and produce the award-winning hyper-reality experience: Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire as well as Ralph Breaks VR. Most recently, ILMxLAB released Episode I of Vader Immortal, a three-part original VR Story Series for the Oculus Quest and Rift / Rift S headsets.
Vicki has more than 30 years of broad-based management experience in the entertainment industry. Prior to that, she received her MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where she also completed her undergraduate studies, earning a BA with distinction in International Relations.