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    We Own Our Own Copyrights

    The simplest distinction often tells us all we need to know. In the music and film worlds there are artists who own the copyrights to their work and those who do not.

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    Tupac Shakur Reportedly Would Have Auditioned For Mace Windu In 'Phantom Menace' Before His Death

    Here’s a strange, wtf what might have been of the day, though it does sound somewhat apocryphal. While Tupac Shakur was gunned down in 1996, he apparently was about to audition for 1999’s “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”

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    Watch: The 'Star Wars: Holiday Special' George Lucas Allegedly Wanted Destroyed

    If one wanted to discover the origins of George Lucas' self proclaimed "control freak" tendencies vis a vis the "Star Wars" universe, one could arguably trace them back to November 1978. This was the year of the now universally reviled "Star Wars: Holiday Special," a "Star Wars"-themed TV event that...

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    Watch: 1-Hour 1981 PBS Special On The Making Of ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’

    “Raiders of the Lost Ark” was the first and either the best or the second-best of the Indiana Jones films (you know this to be true, commenters), and it now seems like such a stone-cold, well-known classic that it's hard to believe its 1981 release was a gamble of sorts. Sure, it had George Lucas an...

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    'Star Wars': Watch Scene From Abandoned Live-Action TV Show; George Lucas "Torn" About Leaving, Chloe Moretz Denies Rumors

    Barely a week has passed since word was kicking around about the future of the "Star Wars" franchise, which is now sitting in the hands of J.J. Abrams, and even though 'Episode 7' is still a distance from its 2015, it seems it's all anyone can talk about. Moreover, it looks like George Lucas is feel...

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    Indie Film Producer Jon Kilik Challenges Spielberg, Lucas and Soderbergh in IFP Speech

    Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" coming out in November and December. In a keynote speech at IFP on September 15 in NYC, the prolific producer delivered chal...

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    Watch: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas & Martin Scorsese Talk The Future Of Movies In 1990 'Siskel & Ebert' Special

    Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, who spent a good decade or so amiably switching around the top two places on everybody's “Most Vastly Powerful Person In Hollywood” list, have been back in the news recently musing on the state of the industry now and in the future: a now and a future that they fee...

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    Watch: 1983 George Lucas Emphasizing Story Over Effects As Kathleen Kennedy Promises Less CGI For 'Star Wars 7'

    If only young George Lucas could have travelled forward in time to advise his older self. Let's flashback for a moment to 1983, when Lucas was hard at work on 'Return Of The Jedi.' He was on top of the world at that point, with a game-changing sci-fi franchise under his belt and seemingly every door...

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    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 b...

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