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    Kathleen Kennedy Says 'Star Wars' Spinoff Characters Won't Tie Into Main Saga, J.J. Abrams Says No IMAX For Ep. 7

    Even as we're in the mix of the awards and festival season, at the end of the day, while prestige is nice, money is actually something you can hold on to and put into the bank. And as such, the focus at the major studios still tends to be on their tentpoles and blockusters, and increasingly these da...

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    'Metalocalypse' Director Jon Schnepp Says Lawrence Kasdan Is Writing The Boba Fett Spin-Off Film

    Of all the great “Star Wars” characters and their histories, if there was one you could rank outside the canon, you might pick Boba Fett. While “Return Of The Jedi” did him no favors—goofily kicked to his doom with a pathetic wail into a Sarlacc pit by a blind Han Solo in a scene right out of the “T...

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    Disney Says No To Kathleen Kennedy's Request To Push 'Star Wars 7' To 2016

    With the "Star Wars" YouTube channel suddenly posting vintage trailers for the original series of films in the last month or so, and with the one-year anniversary of Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm arriving this week, many fans thought perhaps there would be some kind of official announcement this we...

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    Lawrence Kasdan & J.J Abrams Replace Pixar Scribe Michael Arndt On 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Writing Duties

    OK, don't push the panic button yet, but maybe a little bit of uh oh if you're a hardcore "Star Wars" fan and you demand to see "Star Wars: Episode VII" in theaters summer 2015 as "promised" (read: the intended, hopeful date—shit happens). And yes, because Disney/LucasFilm/Kathleen Kennedy and direc...

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    J.J. Abrams To Shoot 'Star Wars: Episode VII' On 35mm Film With Cinematographer Dan Mindel

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away almost every director in Hollywood shot their films on 35 mm film. Now, the switchover from film to digital photography is almost complete, with even old school diehards like Martin Scorsese making the transition (this fall's "Wolf of Wall Street" will be h...

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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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    Women Attain Their Highest Level of Leadership at the Academy

    Each year the Academy votes in members of the governors board. The board members represent each of the Academy's 16 branches which includes the newly created costume designers branch. As of this year there are three board members for each branch. Members must be re-elected when their terms are up...

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    President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy was profiled as one of USA Today's Innovators and Icons.

    President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy was profiled as one of USA Today's Innovators and Icons. She talks about her history in the industry, her new position and about minorities in Hollywood.

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    Kathleen Kennedy Says 'Star Wars: Episode VII' May Loosen Up On Secrecy Once Production Starts

    Patton Oswalt may have captured the hearts of many a “Star Wars” fan with his dream outline for the series' onslaught of new entries -- starting in 2015 with “Star Wars: Episode VII” -- but Kathleen Kennedy likely chuckled and kept to her airtight plan. The Lucasfilm President has been endlessly pre...

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    Kathleen Kennedy Accepts 2013 Pioneer of the Year Award at CinemaCon

    As we previously reported, Kathleen Kennedy was tapped to receive the Pioneer of the Year award at the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers dinner at CinemaCon. Kennedy became only the second woman to ever receive the award. The first, Sherry Lansing, sent Kennedy her congratulations.

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