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April 27, 1999
Panavision is joining the Force. Last week, the Woodland Hills motion picture camera maker announced that it is working with Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Sony Corp. to create digital motion picture cameras to shoot the next two films in the "Star Wars" saga. Panavision will make lenses for the new cameras, which director George Lucas has said may replace the conventional 35-millimeter format.
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.
May 1, 1998 |
For more than 65 years, Lego has relied on the popularity of its simple plastic bricks to encourage children to build anything they could imagine. Now the Danish company is hitching its name to a star, a galaxy and the Millennium Falcon. Lego will make and sell construction toys based on the original "Star Wars" film trilogy, as well as three new "Star Wars" movies to be released over the next decade.