October 28, 2005 |
The film company of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas opened a digital animation studio in Singapore on Thursday, and said it has started work on his latest project -- a television series based on the hit series. Lucas, who did not travel to Singapore for the opening, said his new TV series, titled "Clone Wars" and based on the "Star Wars" movies, was being developed in the Singapore production house, and that it probably would be completed next year.
February 24, 1993 |
Filmmaker Lucas Reorganizes Firm: Veteran filmmaker George Lucas, citing "huge changes" in the marketplace, announced a consolidation and reorganization of his San Rafael, Calif.-based entertainment firm. Film producer Lindsley Parsons Jr. has been named president of the newly created Lucas Digital Services unit. Gordon Radley, who had been chief operating officer of LucasArts Entertainment, has been named president of the parent company, Lucasfilm Ltd.
January 26, 1996 |
Company Sues Over Special-Effects Patents: In its suit, CST Entertainment contends that LucasFilm Ltd., Eastman Kodak Co. and Silicon Graphics Inc. infringed its patent for video special effects techniques. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, alleges the three companies violated CST's patent restrictions on a filming technique used in special effects, painting and animation. Culver City-based CST says it has held the patent for the video technology since 1987.
August 16, 2001 |
Lucasfilm Ltd. has signed an agreement to build a 23-acre office and film production facility at the Presidio, a former Army base in San Francisco. The company's plans call for a 900,000-square-foot campus for 2,500 workers. Officials with the Presidio Trust had been courting the film company for more than two years to build an office on the grounds. Lucasfilm's special effects and post-production company, Industrial Light & Magic, along with its THX Group, Lucas Arts Entertainment Co.
October 15, 1997 |
In the biggest licensing deal ever tied to a single entertainment property, Hasbro Inc. and Galoob Toys Inc. announced Tuesday that they had separately reached agreements with Lucasfilm Ltd. for licensing rights to the next three "Star Wars" movies. The companies are giving Lucasfilm combined stock worth more than $225 million, in addition to royalties that should far exceed that amount. The films are expected to reach theaters beginning in 1999.
January 19, 1990 |
The short furry creatures called Ewoks in the 1983 film "Return of the Jedi" evolved from a script written by producer George Lucas in 1974 and were designed--partially--with Lucas' family dog in mind, Lucas told a Canadian court Thursday during his testimony as a defendant in a $129-million copyright-infringement case.