Meet Cassandra Jovicic— Luma's new Global Head of Talent Acquisition. Cassandra is a Vancouver native and brings with her over 12 years of experience working for the technology and VFX industries. At Luma, Cassandra is actively working towards building our Vancouver team with top-notch talent and improving recruitment processes to help drive growth across Luma's three locations. We chatted with Cassandra to find out how she landed in the wild world of VFX, what she's up to at Luma, and what's in her Netflix queue.
Give us the 411. What’s your background and what led you to this career?
Well, once upon a time I wanted to be a Lawyer. I worked at a few law firms to get exposed to what it really would be like in that world, and clearly it didn’t stick. So, I ended up taking a role at a “film” company called Prime Focus wayyyyy back in the day as the Recruitment/HR assistant. It was there that I was able to get a bit of an understanding about VFX. In my interview, one of the producer's asked me “do you like movies?” and I said “Yes, of course” he responded with “well, you won’t be able to look at them like you used to. You’re going to have a trained eye and know all the tricks that goes into making these pictures look as awesome as they do."
I had some artist friends tell me that I would make a good coordinator, so I went for an interview at MPC for a coordinator position and didn’t get it because I didn’t have enough experience. However, the Recruitment Manager called me and told me that although the coordinator position didn’t work out, that she was looking for a recruitment coordinator and she felt I would be a great fit for. Needless to say, I really believe this role and industry chose me, and I’m so so happy it did.