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George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent" – For a guy who has made millions upon millions of dollars thanks to the support of Hollywood studios, the constant axe George Lucas has to grind with the system is a bit baffling. Last year, he and pal Steven Spielberg warned that an "implosion" was on the horizon, and raised concerned that their epics "Lincoln" and "Red Tails" had trouble getting made on the studio dime. 7 years 36 weeks ago via theothersenhman

The Download: The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Announcement

10:16 AM 5/4/2014 by Binh Ngo
Disney/Lucasfilm has revealed who will be joining the original cast members in Star Wars: Episode VII. We talk about that and more on this week's Download.

George Lucas's Lack of Faith in 'Star Wars' Earned Steven Spielberg $40M – It's obvious that George Lucas made a ton off money off of "Star Wars." But it turns out, it made Steven Spielberg pretty rich, too, thanks to a bet the two made before the release of the 1977 sci-fi blockbuster. In an old interview with Turner Classic Movies that's currently making the rounds, Spielberg revealed that the two filmmakers -- and longtime friends -- made the wager precisely because Lucas didn't think his film would be a successful. 8 years 14 weeks ago via jetli

George Lucas tells film students to not "get enamored with technology" – In what may strike some as being funny in the most literal sense of the word, George Lucas encouraged film students at USC to not become reliant on technology when it comes to filmmaking. Yes, the man who famously founded a special effects company that has innovated film technology for decades (Industrial Light & Magic) cautioned the future directors and filmmakers.

8 years 16 weeks ago via jackiechan

George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy Launch Lucasfilm Facility in Singapore – The "Star Wars" director and Lucasfilm president swept into the city-state to unveil the company's new offices in the 242,190 square-foot "Sandcrawler" building.Escorted by a phalanx of stormtroopers and Darth Vader himself, George Lucas officially opened Lucasfilm's new Singapore HQ, part of the 22,500-square-meter (242,190 square-foot) "Sandcrawler" building, named after the Jawas' vehicle on Tatooine in Star Wars IV. 8 years 24 weeks ago via jackiechan

New 'Indiana Jones' Movie Two to Three Years Away

5:24 PM 12/13/2013 by Binh Ngo
Indiana Jones
A new Indiana Jones movie is at least two to three years away Disney Studio Chief Alan Horn said at Variety's Dealmakers Breakfast on Friday. Apparently, it is not as simple as having Indy retrieve something in suitcase from the Nazis, an actual story is needed. "We don't have a story.


Early George Lucas Contract Reveals $2,500 Payday (Photo) – Warner Bros. paid the then-unknown director in weekly installments for 1971's "THX 1138." 8 years 37 weeks ago via jackiechan

George Lucas Is 'Constantly Talking' to J.J. Abrams About Star Wars – To some, it just isn’t Star Wars without George Lucas’ input. They worship at the altar of Episode IV: A New Hope. They don’t mind the prequels, and appreciate the galaxy Lucas created decades ago. But then there are others who think Lucas has strangled the franchise they adore, and the news that he is “constantly talking” to director J.J. 8 years 38 weeks ago via brucelee

George Lucas Spent a Year Developing 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Before Lucasfilm Sale – It was almost a year ago when George Lucas pulled the rug out from beneath everyone’s feet and sold Lucasfilm to the Walt Disney company, so that the Mouse House could usher in a new era of Star Wars movies, beginning with Episode VII. Shortly after most everyone had accepted that this wasn’t some elaborate hoax, the obvious question(s) were: 8 years 38 weeks ago via jackiechan

George Lucas Credits 'Star Trek' With Paving The Way For The Success Of 'Star Wars' – Has George Lucas just quashed the decades long beef between "Star Trek" nerds and "Star Wars" dorks? For years, dudes with tape holding together their glasses, and pocket protectors protruding proudly from their shirt pockets, have debated amongst themselves about which franchise had the most sci-fi bonafides. Well, now that he's left Lucasfilm, maybe Lucas should just get a job at the U.N.

8 years 51 weeks ago via jackiechan
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