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Kathleen Kennedy Says It’s “Vital” Lucasfilm Move Away From Skywalker Saga, Will Stop Recasting Legacy Characters

Kathleen Kennedy says that following the negative reception to Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm is primarily focused on expanding George Lucas’ universe beyond the Skywalker saga — and not looking to tell new stories with the iconic characters played by new actors. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the president of Lucasfilm spoke […]

Warren Beatty, Pam Grier, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Bacon Headed to TCM Classic Film Festival

Warren Beatty, Pam Grier, Jane Seymour, Tony Bill, Margaret O’Brien, Drew Barrymore, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Lori Petty, Kevin Bacon and Topher Grace are on the way to the TCM Classic Film Festival next month. For a 40th anniversary screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), which kicks off the April 21-24 event in Hollywood, Barrymore will walk […]

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy Accept Milestone PGA Honor From Steven Spielberg: “A Producer Never Works Alone”

At Saturday’s 33rd annual Producers Guild Awards, Steven Spielberg presented the 2022 Milestone Award to Lucasfilm leaders George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy. Lucas created the production company in the 1970s, and it’s best known for spawning the hit franchises Star Wars and Indiana Jones.  Introducing the pair, longtime collaborator Spielberg, who has worked with both […]

‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ to Open the 2022 TCM Classic Film Festival

A 40th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial will kick off the 13th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 21, it was announced Wednesday. Spielberg and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are scheduled to be in attendance for the screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. “I was 15 years […]

George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Milestone Honor at 2022 Producers Guild Awards

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy will be honored with the 2022 Milestone Award at the 33rd annual Producers Guild Awards, the guild announced on Friday. The duo will be recognized for their contribution to film both individually and collaboratively, through Lucasfilm. The 33rd annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on March 19 at the […]

‘The Book of Boba Fett’: First Trailer Drops for ‘Star Wars’ Gangster Series

The first look at The Book of Boba Fett dropped Monday — and it is clear there is a new Godfather on Tatooine. Not even two minutes long, the teaser for the highly anticipated Disney+ Star Wars gangster series packs in a lot of action. It appears the program will pick up where Fett’s storyline […]

Kennedy/Marshall Company Names Aly Parker President of Documentaries

The Kennedy/Marshall Company on Friday said that Aly Parker had been named president of documentaries for the film-production organization. Parker, who served as supervising producer for the Emmy-nominated documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, will oversee the development and production of all K/M projects for features and docuseries. “We are […]

SciTech Awards: “The Motion Picture Innovation Train Never Stops” Says James Cameron

Also during Saturday's virtual presentation, the developers of 17 technologies were honored as Kathleen Kennedy lead a salute to women in the SciTech field.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: Film Review

Director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Chris Terrio close the book on the core origin story of George Lucas' space saga as the torch of intergalactic control is passed from one generation to the next in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.'

Kathleen Kennedy to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

Kathleen Kennedy is to receive the British Academy's highest honor, the BAFTA Fellowship.

‘Star Wars’ Uncertainty Extends to Kathleen Kennedy’s Disney Future

Kathleen Kennedy has a director lined up for a 2022 Star Wars film even as she has yet to settle on the direction for the marquee franchise's 'evolving' mythology — or her own future.

Divided Attention and Toxic Fandom: Why the ‘Game of Thrones’ Duo Bailed on ‘Star Wars’

From a summer meeting with George Lucas in Italy to their shock exit from 'Star Wars,' The Hollywood Reporter has the inside details on what led 'Game of Thrones' creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss to leave a galaxy far, far away.