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[23 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
‘Star Wars’ Fans Have a Chance to be In ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ through Force For Change Campaign

If you have ever wanted to be part of the cast of a Star Wars movie, now might be your chance.
Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams recently announced the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot that is dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s problems.
The first Force for Change campaign is raising funds and awareness for the United Nation’s Chidlren’s Fund (UNICEF) Innovation Labs.
Disney has already committed $1 million to support the …

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[5 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Shuts Down LucasArts

Following their recent acquisition of Lucasfilm, Disney announced this week that they will be closing the company’s video game division, LucasArts. Rather than producing games in-house, Disney will now instead be licensing the Star Wars properties, among others, to third-party game developers.
In a statement, Disney explained:
After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we’ve had layoffs across …

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[23 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Completes Lucasfilm Acquisition

Last month, Disney and Lucasfilm made the incredibly exciting announcement that Disney would soon be the official owner of Lucasfilm, which includes the legendary Star Wars franchise. On Friday, Disney announced that their acquisition of Lucasfilm is now officially complete.
The acquisition was done based on last Friday’s closing price of Disney stock market shares, which was $50. With that closing price, Disney’s acquisition of the company was valued at $4.06 billion, a slightly higher amount than the original $4 billion estimation that was announced in October.
In a statement, Disney CEO Bob …

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[2 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
George Lucas to Donate Disney Payout to Charity

George Lucas already has plans for the $4 billion payout from Disney – a payout he received when the media giant acquired Lucasfilm.
In a statement, Lucas said the majority of his new wealth will go towards helping others – more specifically, education. In fact, Lucas is no stranger to helping foster the education system. In 2010, he participated in The Giving Pledge and created two organizations: Edutopia and the George Lucas Educational Foundation.
Now, Lucas plans to put the majority of his proceeds towards his philanthropic goals. Said Lucas:
I am dedicating …