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  • Animation Guild to Look Into Possible Action Over Studios' 'No Poaching' Pacts

    While a federal judge recently gave her approval to a settlement of a class-action antitrust suit over alleged "no-poaching" agreements involving Lucasfilm and Pixar, the Animation Guild is reviewing a recent report that highlighted similar hiring...
  • ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ announces two cast members, two-week hiatus

     
    “Star Wars: Episode VII” has added two newcomers to its cast, and will take a two-week hiatus in August because […]...
  • StarWars.com Relaunches as Disney Grows 'Star Wars' Franchise

    Disney has relaunched StarWars.com as the company anticipates interest in all things "Star Wars" since greenlighting new movies and TV shows and pursuing new merchandising and licensing opportunities. Disney Interactive said the site is "designed for the...
  • Disney Brands Generate Record $40.9 Billion from Licensed Merchandise in 2013

    Merchandise featuring Marvel's superheroes, Disney's princesses, Pixar's toons and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" helped the Mouse House ring up a record $40.9 billion in global retail sales in 2013. The sales topped 2012′s $39.4 billion, $37.5 billion,...
  • 'Star Wars' Lightsabers Now a Lucrative Business for Disney

    Disney knew "Star Wars" would be a merchandising machine for the company when it bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012. Little did it know that while action figures and apparel were big sellers, the most popular item for "Star Wars" fans is the...
  • Disney Picks 11 Tech and Media Firms for Startup-Accelerator Program

    Disney has announced 11 technology and media startups that will participate in the Disney Accelerator incubator and investment program, designed to provide entrepreneurs access to top execs and resources -- and give the Mouse House access to up-and-coming...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Adds 2 Cast Members

    In a new update on Sunday, Disney announced that two new actors, Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen, have been added to the cast, and that Harrison Ford's injury will cause a brief halt in production next month. American actress Clarke is currently studying...
  • No force for Los Angeles: The George Lucas museum goes to Chicago

     
    In a galaxy far, far away in the Midwest, one known as Chicago, a grand institution will be built… George Lucas has […]...
  • Vidcon: Maker Studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg Tout Future of Online Video

    The YouTube platform is building the foundation for a strong future, according to some industry leaders who took to the stage Thursday at Vidcon, a conference for online video programming held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fresh off the acquisition...
  • Pinewood Shepperton Sees Revenue Rise 16.5%

    LONDON -- Revenues at Pinewood Shepperton, one of the world's leading production services companies, rose by 16.5% to £64.1 million ($109 million) in the past financial year, which ended March 31. The group reported profit after tax of £5.4 million ($...
  • George Lucas has ties to UIC

    George Lucas may not realize that the computer-generated imagery for his 1977 "Star Wars" movie was created at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1976, California artist Larry Cuba was hired to create a computer model of the Death Star that is used...