As Disney endures transitions, Kathy Kennedy’s leadership at Lucasfilm is as important as ever

As Disney endures transitions, Kathy Kennedy’s leadership at Lucasfilm is as important as ever

We are just days away from a pretty significant moment for the Walt Disney Company, as Bob Iger is officially stepping down as Executive Chairman of the Board on December 21, 2021. Iger will be succeeded as Chairman by longtime board member Susan Arnold. Iger is one of the most accomplished executives in Disney's storied [...]

Disney+ officially confirms that there will be at least five Lucasfilm shows dropping in 2022!

Disney+ officially confirms that there will be at least five Lucasfilm shows dropping in 2022!

This isn't exactly news, since we knew it was all happening already, but in a recent trailer promoting the new content that will be coming to the Disney+ streaming service in 2022, we got further, official confirmation that there are going to be a ton of major projects from Lucasfilm hitting the platform next year. [...]

Warwick Davis introduces us to the cast of the Willow Disney+ series in a new feature!

Warwick Davis introduces us to the cast of the Willow Disney+ series in a new feature!

On Disney+ Day last Friday, amidst the various announcements across the various Disney brands, there was a cast announcement trailer for another project: the upcoming Willow series for Disney+! The trailer features star Warwick Davis conducting a humorous get-to-know-you interview of sorts with the new generation of cast members working to bring this Willow sequel [...]

Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy reportedly signs three-year contract extension!

Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy reportedly signs three-year contract extension!

One of the most accomplished producers in movie history is staying at Lucasfilm for another few years at least. According to Matthew Belloni, a former editor at The Hollywood Reporter who now writes for Puck Newsletter, Kathleen Kennedy recently signed another three-year contract extension. Though that's not exactly official confirmation, it seems to be corroborated [...]

Lucasfilm reportedly will hire Chris Coxall to be the next VP, Publicity & Communications

Lucasfilm reportedly will hire Chris Coxall to be the next VP, Publicity & Communications

A few days ago, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Lynne Hale will be retiring at the end of 2021 from her role running Lucasfilm's PR, stepping down from the role of VP, Publicity & Communications. Hale had been running the company's public relations for 35 years, working for many years alongside George Lucas and, in [...]

Lynne Hale, the longtime PR head for Lucasfilm, is retiring at the end of the year

Lynne Hale, the longtime PR head for Lucasfilm, is retiring at the end of the year

The Hollywood Reporter recently broke the news that Lynne Hale will be retiring at the end of 2021, bringing to a close a run of 35 years leading Lucasfilm's public relations. Hale, who is currently Lucasfilm's Vice President of Publicity & Communications, joined the company in 1986 and played a pivotal role in the Star [...]

Dave Filoni was quietly promoted to Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm last summer!

Dave Filoni was quietly promoted to Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm last summer!

Dave Filoni was quietly promoted to Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm last summer, a company rep confirmed to Variety. The Lucasfilm website was just updated this week with the new job title for Filoni, and he is now listed among the senior leadership for the entire company, on the level with studio vice presidents. And [...]

Momita SenGupta named new EVP Phsyical Production at Lucasfilm!

Momita SenGupta named new EVP Phsyical Production at Lucasfilm!

In what feels like a pretty significant move for the studio, Lucasfilm has hired Momita SenGupta as Executive Vice President of Physical Production, according to a report from Deadline on Friday. SenGupta previously worked as the VP of Production at Netflix, and before that was the EVP of Prodcution at Viacom, so she has worked [...]