Teresa Cheng

10 years of Lucasfilm Singapore - Creating World Class Visual Effects and Digital Animation in Asia


Highlights will include history of the company’s first remote location and how it currently operates as part of the global team across three time zones and four sites.


As General Manager of Lucasfilm Singapore, Teresa Cheng is responsible for both the business and production functions of the studio. Cheng brings a wealth of knowledge to the growing visual effects industry that is booming across South East Asia.

With over 20 years of animation and visual effects production experience, Teresa Cheng has played key roles as a studio executive and a producer. Cheng most recently served as Senior Production Executive overseeing production for the joint venture between DreamWorks Animation in the U.S. and the newly established Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai.

Cheng’s feature film credits include Shrek Forever After, Madagascar, Batman & Robin and True Lies. During her 17-year tenure at DreamWorks, Cheng traveled extensively to evaluate CG studios in Shanghai, Nanjing, Taipei, Seoul, Mumbai, Bangalore, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto – culminating in the company’s expansion in China and India in the last few years.

In the visual effects community, Cheng has worked as both a client (Warner Brothers Studio) and a vendor (Rhythm & Hues) and is no stranger to startups (Digital Domain).

A native of Hong Kong, Cheng moved to Seattle where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Washington.