Friday, February 21, 2003
Lucasfilm Announces Reorganization
George Lucas announced that he is bringing his companies of Lucas
Digital, LucasArts Entertainment, Lucas Licensing and Lucasfilm
Ltd. into one organization. Coinciding with the reorganization,
Lucasfilm President Gordon
Radley has chosen this opportunity to leave Lucasfilm.
George Lucas has promoted Lucasfilm CFO Micheline Chau to the
position of Chief Operating Officer to oversee the new unified
company and to guide all of the business units.
George Lucas will remain Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucas stated, "During the past ten years, my companies have
functioned relatively independent of each other. As we look to
the future, we have decided to bring these entities together
into a unified, cohesive group to create a dynamic entertainment
company that builds upon their mutual strengths. We have a unique
array of talent in the areas of special effects, sound design,
interactive games, licensing, distribution, and marketing. This
new structure will make it easier for our diverse talents to
work as a team."
- Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the leading film and entertainment
companies in the world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George
Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities.
Lucasfilm's feature films have won 19 Oscars and received 52
Academy Award nominations, and its television projects have won
12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm has produced five of the top 20 box
office hits of all time.
- Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, which includes Industrial Light & Magic
(ILM) and Skywalker Sound, is dedicated to serving the needs of
the entertainment and commercial production industries for
visual effects and audio post-production.
- LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is based in San Rafael,
California. LucasArts is a leading international developer and
publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of
computer and console platforms.
- Lucas Licensing Ltd. manages all the domestic and international
merchandising activities of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones
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