company_name = Lucasfilm Ltd.
company_type = Privately held
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foundation = 1971
location = Presidio of San Francisco, California, USA
key_people = George Lucas, Chairman
Micheline Chau, President & Chief Operating Officer
num_employees =
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industry = Film
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homepage = []

Lucasfilm Limited is an American film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in San Francisco, California. George Lucas is the company's current chairman, and Micheline Chau is its president and COO.

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. Lucasfilm is set to move away from films and more into TV, due to rising budgets [ cite news | title = Lucas tilts at studio tentpoles| publisher = Variety| date = 2006-10-04| url =| accessdate = 2006-10-04 ] . They also have a policy of offering no group discounts to their movies, probably for this reason. Fact|date=August 2008

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 & Magic, and LucasArts.

Related companies


*Lucas Digital
**Skywalker Sound - postproduction sound editing
**Industrial Light & Magic - special effects
*Lucas Licensing - licensing and merchandising
**Lucas Learning - educational materials
**Lucas Books - book publishing
*LucasArts - video and computer games
*Lucasfilm Animation - animation
*Lucasfilm Animation Singapore - animation
*Lucas Online - websites

Former subsidiaries

*THX Ltd. - theater sound system (spun off in 2002)
*Pixar Animation Studios - computer animation film production company (sold to Steve Jobs in 1986).


*"American Graffiti" (1973) (co-production with Universal Pictures)
*"" (1977) (co-production with 20th Century Fox)
*"More American Graffiti" (1979) (co-production with Universal Pictures)
*"" (1980) (distributed by 20th Century Fox)
*"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) (co-production with Paramount Pictures)
*"" (1983) (distributed by 20th Century Fox)
*"Twice Upon a Time" (1983) (distributed by The Ladd Company through Warner Bros.)
*"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984) (co-production with Paramount Pictures)
*"" (1985) (distributed by Warner Bros.)
*"Latino" (1986)
*"Labyrinth" (1986) (co-production with TriStar Pictures)
*"Howard the Duck" (1986) (co-production with Universal Pictures)
*"Willow" (1988) (co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Imagine Entertainment)
*"" (1988) (distributed by Paramount Pictures)
*"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989) (co-production with Paramount Pictures)
*"Radioland Murders" (1994) (distributed by Universal Pictures)
*"" (1999) (distributed by 20th Century Fox)
*"" (2002) (distributed by 20th Century Fox)
*"" (2005) (distributed by 20th Century Fox)
*"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008) (co-production with Paramount Pictures, distributed by Lucasfilm Ltd.)
*"" (2008) (co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures, distributed by Lucasfilm Ltd.)

ee also



External links

* [ LucasFilm website]
* [ LucasArts website]

*imdb company|id=0071326|company=Lucasfilm Ltd.

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