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  Lucasfilm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lucasfilm   (244 words)

 Surround Basics - LucasFilm THX [SMR]
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.
www.smr-home-theatre.org /THX/LucasFilm-THX.html   (2696 words)

The commissioners want their staff and Lucasfilm to clear up confusion over how many people are allowed to be on the premises of two proposed office-building complexes on a daily basis.
Evans said Lucasfilm's interpretation smacked of a "hidden agenda" that caused her to "squirm in my seat...This was in the EIR and [Ferguson] urged us to certify [it].
In any case, he added, if another company were to move into the site after Lucasfilm, people still wouldn't be able to see the buildings from the road, the company would still be paying a million dollars in taxes, and more than 3,000 acres of land would be permanently protected.
www.ptreyeslight.com /stories/sep26/lucas.html   (733 words)

 'Star Wars' creator sending his troops to the Presidio / George Lucas' empire moves into the future
Lucasfilm is acutely aware of the inefficiency it has suffered with its most high-profile divisions tucked for years in hidden locations around Marin County, rarely working in concert.
Lucasfilm now operates with the discipline of a public company, including audits from PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the oversight of a board of directors that includes veterans of the worlds of technology, banking and consumer marketing, Chau said.
Lucasfilm was a real pioneer in this field when it founded Pixar in 1983, but it sold the technology to Steve Jobs three years later.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2005/05/12/MNGGTCMI2A35.DTL&type=tech   (1754 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: Lucasfilm's Jim Ward on The Phantom Menace
Coming over a year after the VHS release, the The Phantom Menace DVD represents Lucasfilm's first major effort on the format and a teaser on what may be to come.
Lucasfilm is pulling out all the stops with The Phantom Menace, which boasts hours of supplemental material - much never-before-seen- and what promises to be superior audio and video quality unrivaled on the format.
We have other featurettes on this disc that were already in existence, but we went back and took a look at the nearly six-hundred hours of footage that we had from a documentary team we hired to really cover the production from day one over the four year (production) process.
www.dvdfile.com /news/special_report/q_and_a/ward_jim   (722 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Comic-Con International To Be First For Lucasfilm Episode II Preview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The relationship between Comic-Con International and Lucasfilm Ltd. began in 1976 when marketers for the little-known movie came to San Diego one year before its release, not only to preview behind-the-scenes footage of the new film, but to also distribute some goodies.
Lucasfilm took this opportunity to show footage from the original Star Wars which had ended up on the cutting room floor, as well as the never-before seen screen tests of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is scheduled to participate at Comic-Con on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, 2001.
www.marketwire.com /mw/iwpr?id=27976&cat=co   (399 words)

 Cartoon Network | Lucasfilm | Star Wars | news : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Lucasfilm, the company behind ''Star Wars,'' is in discussions with the Cartoon Network about joining forces for an undisclosed project, a spokesperson for the cable channel tells EW.com.
A Lucasfilm spokesperson declined to comment on the reports, which appeared on Ain't It Cool News and The Force.Net -- two fan sites that have often proved a reliable source of advance ''Star Wars'' information.
Citing anonymous sources, the sites suggest that Lucasfilm is planning a cartoon series that would chronicle the ''Clone Wars'' period between ''Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones'' and the as-yet-unnamed third ''Star Wars'' prequel, due in theaters in 2005.
www.ew.com /ew/report/0,6115,391415~10~0~starwarscartoonseries,00.html   (429 words)

 Lucasfilm Responds to the Star Wars on DVD Campaign
Lucasfilm allowed The Star Wars on DVD Campaign to submit a number of questions to them about the DVD issue, which they agreed to answer.
In fact, Lucasfilm's THX group is solely dedicated to sound and visual presentation in theatres as well as homes.
Lucasfilm is very concerned about pirated DVD copies of Star Wars, but finds any suggestion that a delayed official release is an encouragement to bootleg is absurd.
www.thedigitalbits.com /articles/starwarsdvd/lucasfilm.html   (1716 words)

 CNN.com - Technology - Lucasfilm orders links to new 'Star Wars' images removed - October 2, 2000
Lucasfilm's Jeanne Cole said the company was first alerted to the posting on two fan sites called Aldera.net and NaboOnline last week.
When he received the cease and desist letter from Lucasfilm, Taylor said he immediately deleted all references to the images and posted a copy of the letter.
Lucasfilm's Cole would not reveal how the images were smuggled out of the set.
archives.cnn.com /2000/TECH/computing/10/02/lucasfilm   (660 words)

 Lucasfilm Opens Singapore Animation Studio - ComingSoon.net
Lucasfilm Ltd. today officially opened the doors of Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, a digital animation studio designed to produce movies and television for global audiences.
Lucasfilm Animation Singapore will work hand-in-hand with the team at Lucasfilm Animation, based at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California.
Gail Currey, Vice President and General Manager of Lucasfilm Animation also announced the hiring of key creative executives in the U.S. Catherine Winder, Executive Producer, has worked as both an executive and producer in feature film, home video and television animation in both the US and Asia.
comingsoon.net /news/topnews.php?id=11740   (823 words)

 USATODAY.com - Lucasfilm to create effects, games with HP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Lucasfilm to create effects, games with HP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lucasfilm, which created the blockbuster Star Wars film franchise, said Wednesday it will partner with Hewlett-Packard for three years and use HP technology to create visual effects, video games and animation.
Most of Lucasfilm — which houses Industrial Light and Magic, one of the film industry's best known special effects teams — has moved to the complex from Marin County — the corporate offices of Lucasfilm, ILM and LucasArts, which produces video games.
Lucasfilm and ILM also created effects for such films as the Harry Potter series, the Jurassic Park films and the recent Steven Speilberg summer hit War of the Worlds.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2005-08-24-lucasfilm-hp_x.htm   (414 words)

 LinuxElectrons - Lucasfilm to use Linux and HP Hardware
Lucasfilm will use HP Adaptive Enterprise solutions to generate new video games, visual effects and animation as well as store and manage its business applications.
Lucasfilm will roll out up to 1,000 high-performance HP workstations powered by Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processors for the production of its visual effects and video games.
"Lucasfilm has become a leader of the digital revolution in entertainment by understanding how to use technology to push the limits of what is possible in filmmaking," said Shane Robison, chief strategy and technology officer, HP.
www.linuxelectrons.com /article.php/20050824113943865   (513 words)

 Technorati Tag: lucasfilm
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world’s leading film and entertainment companies.
Although Madonna recently confirmed that she´ll never star in a film again, because of her lack of talent, this news are surprising.
BusinessWeek is reporting that Lucasfilm is increasing collaboration between its special effects division, Industrial Light and Magic, and its gaming...
www.technorati.com /tag/lucasfilm   (332 words)

 Lucasfilm opens animation studio in Singapore - Studios News
Micheline Chau, President and Chief Operating Officer of Lucasfilm Ltd. and Gail Currey, Vice President and General Manager of Lucasfilm Animation, flew in especially for the occasion from San Francisco.
Lucasfilm Animation Singapore was established in August 2004.
When Lucasfilm decision-makers ­ such as Chief Technology Officer, Cliff Plumer ­ began the process of determining the new facility’s animation infrastructure, their goal was to find robust products that could handle the demanding requirements of feature film and television production.
www.highend3d.com /news/studios/41.html   (1835 words)

Lucasfilm Ltd. Selects Ten Charities for Benefit Premieres of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith; Premieres to Be Held Simultaneously on May 12, 2005
Lucasfilm's motion-picture productions include five of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and 59 Academy Award nominations.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in Marin County, Calif.
www.ansafrica.org /swPress.html   (730 words)

 Steve Mount's Letter to Lucasfilm
I got a call from a representative of Lucasfilm the next day, January 21, 2000, and she and I resolved the issue amicably, though the end result was that I was to turn over the rights to Tatooine.com to Lucasfilm.
Lucasfilm and I are in totally different businesses.
I do not feel that either of these domain names is in violation of Lucasfilm's trademark either, since neither contain any Star Wars content - however, these domains have existed for less time than Tatooine.com, and the opportunity for Lucasfilm to register them obviously came and went without action by Lucasfilm.
www.saltyrain.com /tatooine/mount1.html   (1000 words)

 Dr. Dre and LucasFilm
Allegedly, some time ago Dr. Dre requested permission from Lucasfilm, the purveyor of the THX technology, to use the famous sound for incorporation into one of his songs.
Despite the lack of permission or license to use the copyrighted material of Lucasfilm, the "Deep Note" is prominently featured on Dr. Dre's best-selling album, 2001.
Consequently, Lucasfilm has filed suit against Dr. Dre (as well as the labels, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records) seeking unspecified damages for copyright infringement.
www.benedict.com /Audio/dre/dre.aspx   (335 words)

 Lucasfilm puts the kibosh on screening of twisted 'Star Wars'
The cease-and-desist letter they received from Lucasfilm Ltd. on Sept. 15 was their first.
that was a risk as well," said Christensen, who added that as far as he knows, Lucasfilm is the only such company that sweeps the Web on a daily basis and issues cease and desist letters on a regular basis.
If the show were free, there's a chance that the legal department of Lucasfilm would not have responded.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /theater/192350_lucasfilm.html?searchpagefrom=1&searchdiff=1   (629 words)

 AGH Library -- Lucasfilm-Atari's games for Atari's 5200 and home computers
When Atari and Lucasfilm announced their joint venture approximately 18 months ago, the project raised a storm of interest--and perhaps a few skeptical eyebrows as well.
Loren Carpenter, who first joined Lucasfilm to work on imaging for movies, did pioneering work on fractiles, and in 1980, discovered a method which produced quick approximations of the fractile concept.
With software, as in movies, Lucasfilm believes in compiling detailed descriptions of the reality to be simulated before worrying about the simulation itself.
www.atarihq.com /othersec/library/lucasflm.html   (2360 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- Lucasfilm partners with HP for game, effects technology
SAN FRANCISCO – Lucasfilm Ltd., which created the blockbuster "Star Wars" film franchise, said Wednesday it will partner with Hewlett-Packard Co. for three years and use the company's software to design film and video game effects.
Lucasfilm – which houses Industrial Light and Magic, one of the film industry's best known special effects teams – will use HP technology to create visual effects, video games and animation.
Most of Lucasfilm has moved to the complex from Marin County – the corporate offices of Lucasfilm Ltd., ILM and LucasArts, which produces video games.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/business/20050824-1049-ca-lucasfilm-hp.html   (375 words)

 WetFeet.com >   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Today, Lucasfilm is just one of five companies in the Lucas empire, and it continues to produce hits—1999's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones in 2002, for instance.
Lucasfilm Ltd. Is also responsible for all management aspects of the other Lucas companies, including Lucas Licensing Ltd., Lucas Digital Ltd., Lucas Arts, and Lucas Learning.
Lucasfilm is building a new headquarters and production facilities in San Francisco's Presidio, previously an army base located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.
www.wetfeet.com /asp/companyprofiles.asp?companypk=535   (280 words)

It is being born within an environment of super teamwork among our people at ILM and Lucasfilm, and the folks at Panavision and Sony.
Lucasfilm includes all of Lucas’; feature film and television productions as well as the business activities of the THX Group which is dedicated to ensuring excellent film presentation quality in theatres and homes through a series of specialized services.
Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all of Lucasfilm’s film and television properties.
www.bealecorner.com /trv900/sw24p.html   (1309 words)

 East meets West / Lucasfilm's new Singapore studio challenges Pixar
Lucasfilm Animation Singapore is scheduled to officially open today, although the venture, announced last year, has already hired 35 people from 19 countries.
The Singapore office "is a first in the history of Lucasfilm, opening a permanent overseas office," said Micheline Chau, Lucasfilm president, in a phone interview from the Asian city-state.
Lucasfilm, which is engaged in a dispute with the union representing workers at its Skywalker Sound division, said the animation operations in the United States and Singapore are not unionized.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/10/27/BUGVQFEE501.DTL&type=tech   (700 words)

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