September 02, 2014 5:34 AM ET


Company Overview of Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC

Company Overview

Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC, an entertainment service company, produces original content, postproduction effects, and audio for external clients, licensed products, and the gaming industry. It offers visual effects; develops and publishes interaction entertainment software for videogame console systems and personal computers; operates as a digital animation studio that produces content for global audiences, including television, video games, and visual effects. The company also engages in licensing and merchandising activities relating to entertainment properties; the provision of entertainment on the Web, such as video streaming, Web documentaries, interactive content, and daily news updates; and pr...

1110 Gorgas Avenue

Building C-Hr

San Francisco, CA 94129

United States

Founded in 1971





Key Executives for Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC

Co-Chairman of The Board and President
Vice President of Finance and Planning
President of Industrial Light & Magic
Executive Vice President of Franchise Management
Senior Vice President of Licensing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC Key Developments

Lucasfilm Opens Sandcrawler Production Facility in Singapore

Lucasfilm inaugurated its first overseas production complex on January 16, 2014 in Singapore, which will tap Asian talent to support future 'Star Wars' movies and other projects. The building -- called 'Sandcrawler' after a large treaded vehicle in the original 'Star Wars' movie -- in a high-tech industrial park. The new building will also house sports broadcaster ESPN Asia-Pacific as well as the Southeast Asian operations of Walt Disney.

Rovio Entertainment Ltd., Lucasfilm Ltd., and Activision Publishing, Inc. Launches Angry Birds Star Wars for Home and Hand-Held Video Game Systems

Rovio Entertainment Ltd. and Lucasfilm Ltd., in association with Activision Publishing, Inc. launched Angry Birds(TM) Star Wars(R) for home and hand-held video game systems. Based on Rovio's wildly popular, action-strategy mobile game, Angry Birds Star Wars brings the interstellar struggle between the ragtag Rebel Birds and dastardly Imperial Pigs to new audiences on the Xbox 360(R) games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation(R)Vita handheld entertainment system, Nintendo's Wii(TM) and Wii U(TM) systems and the Nintendo 3DS(TM) handheld system. Angry Birds Star Wars is also planned to launch on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Sony's PlayStation(R)4 computer entertainment system, when these new next-gen consoles arrive in November. Angry Birds Star Wars marries the fantastic spirit, legendary characters and classic imagery of Star Wars(TM) with the accessibly engaging design and energetic gameplay of Angry Birds(TM), thrusting players into a captivating, lighthearted adventure saga, featuring inventive challenges, tantalizing Force powers and a wealth of familiar faces and places. Twenty exclusive, newly created levels join the over 200 stages already available from the original mobile release of Angry Birds Star Wars. This latest version brings the flock to the fight with the introduction of cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, letting players team up or square off for high scores and galactic bragging rights. Moreover, this expansive edition exploits the unique capabilities of each game system to deliver a distinctive experience tailored specifically to each platform, including sharp and colorful, high-definition visuals (on HD-compatible devices), achievements and trophies, leaderboards, voice command support through Kinect for Xbox 360, and touch-screen controls on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation(R)Vita system. The next-generation versions of Angry Birds Star Wars maintain these core features while introducing new play and interface elements exclusive to each system. The PlayStation(R)4 system's adaptation makes full use of the DualShock 4 controller's touchpad to offer precision, touch-screen handling, paired with full support for PlayStation(R)Move in both single-player and local multiplayer modes. Players can also easily record and share their accomplishments with the world with the PlayStation(R)4 system's automatic screenshot and video capture options. Angry Birds Star Wars on Xbox One also allows for automatic video capture and online sharing, while adding all the benefits of the system's improved Kinect for Xbox One functionality, affording intuitive gesture and motion controls, as well as voice command support. The Xbox One iteration of Angry Birds Star Wars also includes unique, timed challenges that deliver fresh trials for players well after the game's launch. Angry Birds Star Wars is available now for a suggested retail price of $49.99 for Wii U, $39.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation(R)3 system, PlayStation(R)Vita system and Wii, and $29.99 for Nintendo 3DS.

Federal Judge Denies Tech Workers" Class Action Against Apple, Google, Intel Corp, Adobe Systems, Pixar and LucasFilm

A federal judge has struck down an effort to form a class action lawsuit to go after Apple, Google, Intel Corp, Adobe Systems, Pixar and LucasFilm for allegedly forming an illegal cartel to suppress workers" wages and prevent the loss of their best engineers. US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, issued a ruling on April 6, 2013 concluding the companies" alleged collusion may have affected workers in too many different ways to justify lumping the individual claims together. She denied the request to certify workers" lawsuits as a class action and collectively seek damages on behalf of tens of thousands of employees. The allegations will be more difficult to pursue if they can't be united in a single lawsuit. Koh, though, will allow the workers" lawyers to submit additional evidence to persuade her lawsuit merits class certification. Apple, Google and the other companies targeted in the lawsuit have been vigorously fighting the allegations. More is at stake than paying out damages to more than 100,000 workers. If the lawsuit proceeds, it could also expose secret discussions among prominent technology executives who entered into a "gentlemen’s agreement" not to poach employees working at their respective companies.

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