Next month, George Lucas Books will release Sheerly Avni’s Cinema By the Bay, an upmarket coffeetable book highlighting filmmakers from Northern California. George Lucas Books operates outside LFL’s Licensing division, working with Welcome Books for production and distribution. (via TFN)
The New York Times takes a look at Jim Ward’s turnaround of Lucasarts.
Rick McCallum loves to talk when he does anything with Empire Magazine.
A summary of what he said:
– The TV show will be set between Episodes III and IV, will be “much darker,” and “character based.” But we still have to wait about 18 months before that starts cranking.
– George’s movie Red Tails about World War II fighter pilots is in the script-writing phase.
– George has finally approved the IndyIV script. Maybe we’ll be able to do it before Harrison Ford is in a wheelchair!
See the full article here.
Bloomberg News article on Singapore mentions Lucasfilm’s animation facility. In addition to the animated TV series, Lucasfilm manager Christian Kubsch claims that they plan to produce a feature film in the studio as well. Interesting…
President Bush awarded the National Medal of Technology to Industrial Light & Magic today. George Lucas and ILM president Chrissie England were on hand to accept the honor.
Skywalker Ranch wines are available now. Get ’em before the TFN readers snatch it all up.
You can rent housing in The Presidio, former army base, current national park, and home to Lucasfilm’s Letterman Digital Arts center. The park doesn’t get government funding, so renting space to businesses (LFL has a 99-year lease) and regular folks (1000 households) in San Francisco’s tough retail market is how they balance the books.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported issues with union workers at Skywalker Sound and ILM in Thursday’s paper. That day, LFL filed an unfair labor complaint against the union.