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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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    Kathleen Kennedy Not Producing 'Jurassic Park 4,' Will Focus On 'Star Wars' Sequels Instead

    While J.J. Abrams seems to have no problem multitasking between two mega sci-fi franchises, not to mention his numerous producer gigs on projects for both television and the big screen, Lucasfilm honcho Kathleen Kennedy is keeping her eye firmly on Luke Skywalker and co.

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    Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneer of Year Award

    Kathleen Kennedy will be receiving the Pioneer of the Year award at this year’s Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers dinner.

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    Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy Talks 'Star Wars,' George Lucas is 'Her Yoda,' Wanting the Oscar for 'Lincoln' and More

    In the first in-depth profile of Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy, the Hollywood Reporter talks with Kennedy about nabbing J.J. Abrams for "Star Wars Episode VII," and George Lucas' involvement with the new film. They also speak with Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Kennedy's husband, producer Frank ...

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    Brad Bird Has Other Plans, Colin Trevorrow's "Mythology" Tease & 6 Things Learned About 'Star Wars 7' This Week

    "Star Wars" can sadly bring out the worst in people. The rumor mill has been foaming like a rabid dog this week – the obsessed fanbase so eager and desperate for details they will take the tiniest of morsels of information and eviscerate, expound, exaggerate and speculate over them endlessly and rel...

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    Kathleen Kennedy Moves to Disney

    Back in June we reported that Kathleen Kennedy had been named co-chair of LucasFilms. Word came last week that LucasFilm has now been bought by Disney for over $4 billion dollars, and Kennedy will be running her studio alongside the other beasts that Disney owns Marvel and Pixar.

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    Kathleen Kennedy Named Co-Chair of Lucas Films

    Uber Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy was named co-chair of Lucasfilm and apparent successor to George Lucas as he moves towards his retirement.

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