Magazine article Screen International

Kennedy to Co-Head Lucasfilm

Magazine article Screen International

Kennedy to Co-Head Lucasfilm

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Producer Kathleen Kennedy is to become co-chair of Lucasfilm, allowing company founder George Lucas to move forward with his previously announced retirement plans.

For the time being Lucas will become co-chairman of the company's board and continue as CEO. Micheline Chau will remain as president and COO, continuing to focus on the day-to-day operations of the business, which includes film and TV production divisions as well as Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound.

"I've spent my life building Lucasfilm and as I shift my focus into other directions I wanted to make sure it was in the hands of someone equipped to carry my vision into the future," said George Lucas in a statement.

"It was important that my successor not only be someone with great creative passion and proven leadership abilities, but also someone who loves movies," he continued. …

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