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Lucasfilm’s executive vice president Lynwen Brennan is to receive a special award from Bafta Cymru.  Drama producer Bethan Jones will also receive a special award.

Ms Jones, whose work includes Sherlock and Les Miserables, will receive the Sian Phillips Award for contributions to international TV and film.

Ms Brennan will be honoured for her outstanding contribution to the industry.

The awards will be presented at the Bafta Cymru ceremony on 13 October.

Bafta Cymru director Hannah Raybould said: “Once again this year we are celebrating the illustrious careers and contributions of two female practitioners who are highly respected and hugely influential in their fields.

Ms Brennan oversees all business operations for Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound.

Her career with Lucasfilm started in 1999 and she rose through the ranks to become president of ILM in 2009. In February 2015 she was promoted to general manager and executive vice president of Lucasfilm.

Prior to joining Lucasfilm, Ms Brennan had 10 years’ experience in visual effects software development at companies such as Parallax Software, Avid Technology and Alias Wavefront.

She said: “I am incredibly proud to be Welsh, and never imagined that I would be so honoured by the industry and country that I love so much.”

They will be presented with their awards at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on the 13th October.