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October 9, 2003 | Alex Pham
The president of LucasArts Entertainment Co., Simon Jeffery, abruptly resigned. A company spokeswoman would not say why he resigned or who would replace him at the San Rafael, Calif., game publisher he led for more than three years. LucasArts, which produces video and computer games based on the Star Wars movie franchise, is a subsidiary of Lucasfilm, a privately held company owned by director George Lucas.
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October 9, 2003 | Alex Pham
The president of LucasArts Entertainment Co., Simon Jeffery, abruptly resigned. A company spokeswoman would not say why he resigned or who would replace him at the San Rafael, Calif., game publisher he led for more than three years. LucasArts, which produces video and computer games based on the Star Wars movie franchise, is a subsidiary of Lucasfilm, a privately held company owned by director George Lucas.
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November 23, 1994 | GINA SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's a lot of talk these days about the so-called convergence of Silicon Valley and Hollywood, but the topic is old hat for San Rafael-based LucasArts Entertainment Co., one of three George Lucas-owned and operated entertainment firms. Unlike the other two--Lucasfilm Ltd. and Lucas Digital Ltd., which is the parent of Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound--LucasArts is dedicated solely to creating digital interactive entertainment.
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May 14, 1999 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER and JENNIFER OLDHAM
First see the movie. Then buy the game. Riding the media buzz for "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace," LucasArts Entertainment, a wholly owned division of George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd., next week will release games based on the film, which opens Wednesday. In 1995, before the movie script was finished, Lucas and Jack Sorensen, president of LucasArts, began coordinating the games over regular lunch meetings at the filmmaker's San Rafael, Calif., ranch.
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June 4, 1995 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Lucas leaned against a gleaming redwood railing inside the Victorian ranch house that serves as his film empire's headquarters, listening to a photographer bemoan the lack of light. Leaping into director's mode, the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movie trilogies sent two assistants scurrying with a round reflector through a set of French doors to a deck 20 feet away. "A little higher," he shouted. "Now tilt it down."
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May 14, 1999 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER and JENNIFER OLDHAM
First see the movie. Then buy the game. Riding the media buzz for "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace," LucasArts Entertainment, a wholly owned division of George Lucas' Lucasfilm Ltd., next week will release games based on the film, which opens Wednesday. In 1995, before the movie script was finished, Lucas and Jack Sorensen, president of LucasArts, began coordinating the games over regular lunch meetings at the filmmaker's San Rafael, Calif., ranch.
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April 12, 1996
Interplay Productions, a maker and distributor of educational and entertainment software, said Thursday that it renewed its exclusive distribution agreement with LucasArts Entertainment Co., publisher of such hit titles as "Rebel Assault II," "The Dig" and "Dark Forces." The agreement calls for Interplay to be the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of LucasArts software.
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October 8, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sierra Club in Pact With LucasArts: In a marketing deal well beyond its successful line of calendars, the environmental group will be represented by LucasArts Entertainment Co., the San Rafael, Calif.-based company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lucasfilm Ltd., owned by "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" filmmaker George Lucas. LucasArts will develop a range of Sierra Club-brand products including computer software, video, educational games, camping equipment and outdoor apparel.
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May 16, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Isn't That Special: You've seen the live show, you've seen the reruns, now get ready for "Saturday Night Live" T-shirts, mugs, calendars, games and all the other goodies spewed out when a TV show signs a licensing deal. LucasArts Licensing, a division of LucasArts Entertainment Co., will be the exclusive representatives of "SNL" merchandise. T-shirts and cards are due in the stores by late June, mugs by August and a Blues Brothers computer game later this year.
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June 4, 1995 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Lucas leaned against a gleaming redwood railing inside the Victorian ranch house that serves as his film empire's headquarters, listening to a photographer bemoan the lack of light. Leaping into director's mode, the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movie trilogies sent two assistants scurrying with a round reflector through a set of French doors to a deck 20 feet away. "A little higher," he shouted. "Now tilt it down."
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November 23, 1994 | GINA SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's a lot of talk these days about the so-called convergence of Silicon Valley and Hollywood, but the topic is old hat for San Rafael-based LucasArts Entertainment Co., one of three George Lucas-owned and operated entertainment firms. Unlike the other two--Lucasfilm Ltd. and Lucas Digital Ltd., which is the parent of Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound--LucasArts is dedicated solely to creating digital interactive entertainment.
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November 3, 1995
Jim Morris has been named president of Lucas Digital Ltd. in San Rafael, Calif., with responsibility for the company's two divisions, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. Morris, previously president of ILM, began his career at the pioneering special-effects house in 1987 as visual effects producer for the films "The Abyss" and "Always." Lucas Digital is one of three companies owned by filmmaker George Lucas. The others are Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts Entertainment Co.
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January 29, 2003
Walt Disney Co. named Alan Braverman, executive vice president and general counsel of ABC Inc., as the company's new top lawyer. Braverman previously oversaw the legal affairs of ABC Broadcast Group, which he joined as vice president and deputy general counsel in 1993. Braverman replaces former general counsel Louis Meisinger, who retired this month. Sony Corp.
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