Report: At least 2 dozen laid off at Lucasfilm this week

LucasfilmDeadline says that two dozen employees were laid off at Lucasfilm this week. We already heard there were layoffs, but this is the first word we’ve had on numbers. They say the cuts came in “financing, licensing and distribution.”

In an email to employees earlier this month, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said all significant organization changes at company would be completed by the end of April.

So hopefully this is the last we’ll hear of layoffs for the time being – unless Lucasfilm chooses to confirm the number.

UPDATE: A commenter on the Deadline piece going by ‘Ex-Lucas Employee’ says:

It wasn’t just 20. There were 300+ cuts three weeks ago and another 120-150 at Lucasfilm this week. It sounds like less because some of the 120+ this week are being required to work until as late as November if they want to receive severance.

So the number of people laid off this week may actually be significantly higher. I don’t know if we’ll ever get much official conformation on this, though.

One thought on “Report: At least 2 dozen laid off at Lucasfilm this week

  1. Doublesith

    Well, at least this time the cuts are not likely to affect creative output, and financing and distribution departments are pretty much completely redundant after the buyout.

    Fingers crossed that these are the last round of layoffs, but there are still 12 days left in April.

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