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.
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.
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.
June 15, 1999 |
Filmmaker George Lucas won the right Monday to build a large-scale commercial development in the Presidio, a storied former Army base turned national park and one of this city's most coveted pieces of real estate. After months of intensive lobbying, Lucasfilm's Letterman Digital Arts Ltd. beat out a combined residential and office complex that would have included an Internet-based technology company. The winner will redevelop the site where the abandoned Letterman Military Hospital stands.
May 1, 1999 |
The force will be with us again next week, but how long will it power a big moneymaking machine? Lucasfilm's otherworldly marketing creation will be unleashed at 12:01 Monday morning. That's when some toy retailers will begin selling products tied to the company's latest production, "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace." The marketing campaign will build throughout the month until the movie itself premieres May 19.