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Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL) is an American film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in Marin County, California. Lucas is its current co-chairman, along with Kathleen Kennedy who is also its president/chief operating officer.

The company is best known for producing the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films, but it has produced other box office hits. It has also been a leader in developing new film technology in special effects, sound, and computer animation, and because of their expertise its subsidiaries often help produce non-Lucasfilm pictures. Lucasfilm is set to move away from films and more into TV, due to rising budgets.[2]

Organization of the companyEdit

Lucasfilm was reorganized to consolidate all the companies to be under Lucasfilm. Now, Lucasfilm is made up of seven divisions:

  • Lucasfilm - film and television production and promotion
  • Lucas Digital - company composed of ILM and Skywalker Sound. This company may not be in existence any longer since the Walt Disney Company reorganization.
    • Industrial Light & Magic - digital and visual effects for the entertainment industry
    • Skywalker Sound - post-production sound editing for the entertainment industry
      • ILM Experience Lab - virtual reality, augmented reality, real-time cinema, theme park entertainment and narrative-based entertainment for future platforms
  • Lucasfilm Animation and Lucasfilm Animation Singapore - digital animation studio for film, television, and games
  • LucasArts - developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company was eventually reorganized in a licensing model following the Walt Disney Company's acquisition of Lucasfilm.
  • Lucas Licensing - licensing and merchandising for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and other Lucasfilm projects
    • Lucas Learning - producing technology-based educational materials for K-12. It's official site now leads to the nonprofit George Lucas Educational Foundation's Edutopia.
    • LucasBooks - the publishing arm of Lucasfilm and a part of Lucas Licensing
  • Lucas Online - online destination for entertainment, reference, education, and e-commerce for Lucasfilm projects

Former divisionsEdit

A few other companies started out under the Lucasfilm umbrella:



In July 2005, Lucasfilm's marketing, online, and licensing units moved into the new Letterman Digital Arts Center located in the Presidio in San Francisco. It shares the complex with Industrial Light & Magic, and LucasArts.

In July 2012 Star Wars Insider 135 announced that Kathleen Kennedy, former President of the Producers Guild of America, will become Co-Chair of Lucasfilm Ltd., as George Lucas begins his retirement plans. Lucas will become Co-Chairman of the Board and will remain as Lucasfilm's CEO.[1] On October 30, 2012 it was announced that The Walt Disney Company was purchasing Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in stock and cash. [3]

On December 21, 2012, The Walt Disney Company officially finalized its distribution deal with Lucasfilm.[4]


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