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Encyclopedia > Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm, Limited
Type Privately held
Founded 1971
Location Presidio of San Francisco, California, USA
Key people George Lucas, Chairman
Micheline Chau, President & Chief Operating Officer
Industry Film
Website Lucasfilm.com

Lucasfilm Ltd. is an American film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in Marin County, California. Lucas is its current chairman, and Micheline Chau is its president/chief operating officer. Image File history File links Lucasfilm_Ltd. ... A privately-held corporation is one whose ownership shares are not publicly traded. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The Parade Grounds at the Presidio of San Francisco. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... George Lucas at the German premiere of Star Wars Episode III in Berlin George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... George Lucas at the German premiere of Star Wars Episode III in Berlin George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Official website: http://www. ... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... A chief operating officer (or COO) is a corporate officer responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the corporation. ...


The company is best known for producing the Star Wars films, but it has produced other box office hits, including the Indiana Jones franchise and American Graffiti. It has also been a leader in developing new film technology in special effects, sound, and computer animation, and because of their expertise its subsidiaries often help produce non-Lucasfilm pictures. The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones Dr. Henry Indiana Jones, Jr. ... American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ...


In July 2005, Lucasfilm's marketing, online, and licensing units moved into the new Letterman Digital Arts Center located in the Presidio in San Francisco. It shares the complex with Industrial Light and Magic, and LucasArts. The Letterman Digital Arts Center, located in the Presidio, San Francisco, is the new combined home of Industrial Light and Magic, LucasArts, and Lucasfilms marketing, online, and licensing units. ... The Parade Grounds at the Presidio of San Francisco. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Subsidiaries

Skywalker Sound is the renowned sound effects, sound editorial, sound design and music recording division of George Lucass Lucas Digital motion picture group. ... Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lucasfilm Animation is an animation studio founded in 2003. ... 12 frames per second is the typical rate for an animated cartoon. ...

Former subsidiaries

The official THX logo. ... Pixar Animation Studios is an award-winning American computer-generated imagery (CGI) animation firm based in Emeryville, California (USA). ... Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is currently the CEO of Apple Computer and is a leading figure in both the computer and entertainment industries. ...

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American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Universal Studios Theme Parks. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... More American Graffiti (1979) is the little-seen follow-up film to George Lucas hit film American Graffiti (1973). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Universal Studios Theme Parks. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a film released by Paramount Pictures in 1981. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... Twice Upon a Time is an animated movie directed by John Korty and Charles Swenson and released in 1983. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WB Shield used from 2003 to present day Warner Bros. ... Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ... Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is an episodic, stylized (1985) film based on the life of the Japanese author Yukio Mishima. ... This article is about the year. ... The WB Shield used from 2003 to present day Warner Bros. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Labyrinth is a 1986 fantasy film directed by the late Jim Henson and designed through the art of Brian Froud and Henson. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The TriStar Pegasus logo, used since 1993. ... Howard the Duck #8 (January 1977), art by Gene Colan Howard the Duck is a comic book fictional character created by Steve Gerber for Marvel Comics and featured in several comic book series of the same name. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Universal Studios Theme Parks. ... The Land Before Time is an animated film, produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment, directed by Don Bluth, with a soundtrack composed by James Horner. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Willow is a 1988 fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, based on a story by George Lucas. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Imagine Entertainment is a film and television production company founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer. ... Tucker: The Man and his Dream is a 1988 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges which tells the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to produce and market the Tucker 48. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ... Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, Alison Doody, River Phoenix and John Rhys-Davies. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ... Radioland Murders was a 1994 film directed by Mel Smith, with a story by George Lucas. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... Universal Studios Theme Parks. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... Indiana Jones 4 will be the fourth in the Indiana Jones series of theatrical films. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ... Amblin Entertainment is a United States-based film and television production company founded by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall in 1982. ... Red Tails is a film, set to be released in 2007, which will be produced by George Lucas and Rick McCallum. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Lucasfilm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
Lucasfilm Ltd. is a film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in Marin County, California.
It has also been a leader in developing new film technology in special effects, sound, and computer animation, and because of their expertise its subsidiaries often help produce non-Lucasfilm pictures.
In July 2005, Lucasfilm's marketing, online, and licensing units moved into the new Letterman Digital Arts Center located in the Presidio in San Francisco.
Surround Basics - LucasFilm THX [SMR] (2696 words)
LucasFilm THX can be one of the most confusing areas of surround reproduction.
The only piece of hardware manufactured by LucasFilm is the THX crossover which blends the horn drivers used for high/mid frequencies and sub-woofers used for deep bass together to give a flat response.
LucasFilm armed a panel of mixing engineers with equalisers and gave them the task of equalising near and far sources.
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