View Full Version : Kathleen Kennedy to helm Lucasfilm as George Lucas phases out

06-02-2012, 12:50 PM
George Lucas intends to remain Lucasfilm's CEO and serve as co-chairman for at least a year, working alongside Kathleen Kennedy as she assumes her new role.


Veteran Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy has been named co-chair of Lucasfilm Ltd., positioning her to succeed George Lucas atop the legendary San Francisco studio behind the"Star Wars" movies.

The move is part of a leadership transition plan as founder George Lucas, who launched the company in 1971, prepares to retire.

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