Unless you have been residing under a very large rock, you have heard the big news – Disney bought Lucasfilm, Ltd. In a move no one saw coming, the house that Mickey built found the droids they were looking for when they paid George Lucas $4.05 Billion dollars for the Lucasfilm empire. Among it’s vast holdings, Lucasfilms owns the rights to two hugely successful franchises, Star Wars & Indiana Jones. Along with the rights to these franchises and many more, Disney picks up the production powerhouses Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), as well as Skywalker Sound, which provide production services to a large percentage of the film and television industry.
I had the opportunity to appear as a guest on the RevolutionSF RevNews podcast to discuss the sale and the ramifications this transfer could have on the future of some beloved franchises. Also on this episode of the RevNews podcast are Gary Mitchel (Host, RevolutionSF.com), Dash (Shauncastic, Women of Geekdom Calendar), Shaun Rosado (Shauncastic) and Matt Cowger (RevolutionSF.com).
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