March 16, 2007 |
Lucasfilm Ltd. has chosen Los Angeles for the 30th anniversary celebration of the release of "Star Wars." The company will take over the L.A. Convention Center May 23 through 28 for a wide range of events, including back-to-back screenings of all six of the space adventures. The event is dubbed "Celebration IV," because officially sanctioned "Star Wars" conventions have been held in Denver (1999) and Indianapolis (2002 and 2005). The 17-hour movie marathon begins at 9 a.m.
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.
October 7, 2005 |
Forget about what's happening in a galaxy far, far away. Closer to home in Marin County, George Lucas and his film company are immersed in a labor battle with the union that represents about 100 sound editors and mixers who work at the company's Skywalker Ranch. Lucasfilm Ltd., the producer of the "Star Wars" films, has filed an unfair-labor-practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against Local 16 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
August 25, 2005 |
Hewlett-Packard Co. won a three-year technology and marketing contract with movie company Lucasfilm Ltd. San Rafael, Calif.-based Lucasfilm, founded by "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas, will add as many as 1,000 Hewlett-Packard workstations to produce visual effects and video games, Hewlett-Packard said. Terms of the contract, which also includes information storage and archiving, weren't disclosed.
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October 17, 2002 |
A former production assistant for Lucasfilm has been arrested and charged with stealing storyboard strips, video clips and sound effects from "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" before the film's release in May. Shea O'Brien Foley, 30, is expected to be arraigned in Marin County court within the next few days on nine counts of grand theft and four counts of unlawfully accessing a computer system, according to Marin County Deputy Dist. Atty. Paul Haakenson. Foley was arrested Oct.
September 13, 2002 |
Coming to a gigantic screen near you: Imax Corp. and Lucasfilm Ltd. entered into a joint agreement to digitally remaster and re-release "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones." It's the first time Imax has used its proprietary technology on a film shot using digital cameras--a distinction that helped retain the look and feel of the original movie, even when it's been blown up to fit the huge screen.