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August 25, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
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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May 6, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
The Walt Disney Co. and Electronic Arts Inc. have inked a licensing deal that will see the video game developer make and publish new "Star Wars" games, the companies said Monday afternoon. Under the exclusive, multi-year agreement, Electronic Arts will develop titles for "all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres" related to "Star Wars. " Disney retains certain rights to develop games for mobile, social, tablet and online platforms, the companies said.  The announcement comes a little more than a month after Disney's Lucasfilm Ltd. subsidiary, which is responsible for the "Star Wars" franchise, said it would no longer make video games.
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October 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
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March 16, 2007 | From staff and wire reports
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.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2001 | Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1990 | MONICA ZUROWSKI, Zurowski is a reporter for the Calgary (Alberta) Herald.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS
A Los Angeles federal judge has sent a letter to film director George Lucas' attorneys, asking Lucasfilm Ltd. to file a contempt proceeding against Luther Campbell, leader of the controversial rap group 2 Live Crew.q In the letter, U.S. District Court Judge James Ideman charged that Campbell may have violated the judge's May 9 order barring the rapper from using the name Luke Skywalker, a licensed trademark owned by Lucas.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1990 | DAVID J. FOX
George Lucas has settled a longstanding tax dispute over the value of his 2,500-acre Skywalker Ranch headquarters in the rolling hills of Marin County, north of San Francisco. The county had contended that the ranch, headquarters of Lucasfilm Ltd., is worth $84 million, while Lucas felt the land should be valued at $18 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
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.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2001 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
June 15, 1999 | MARIA L. La GANGA and MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1999 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and GREG HERNANDEZ and DIANE SEO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2007 | From staff and wire reports
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.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1996 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No, Yoda will not be shown taking swigs from a can of Pepsi in "The Empire Strikes Back." But the Hype--er, Force--will definitely be with PepsiCo Inc., which Wednesday said it has signed on for a $2-billion promotional tie-in with special editions of the "Star Wars" movies. The multiyear alliance is billed as the biggest in entertainment history and dwarfs even the several hundred million dollars that Coca-Cola Co.
NEWS
February 8, 1999 | MARY CURTIUS, LOS ANGELES TIMES
The Force wants to move to San Francisco. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas says he has outgrown bucolic Marin County and wants to build a campus for some of his firms across the bay in the Presidio, the historic Army post-turned-national park.
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