- "If I can get a room full of people and they enjoy it, then I've done whatever it is that I'd hoped to do."
- ―George Lucas[src]
George Lucas is an American filmmaker best known as the creator of the Star Wars Saga, as well as the Indiana Jones series. From 1977 to 2005, he served as co-writer and executive producer for all six Star Wars films, as well as the director of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and its three prequels. He was also the creator and an executive producer of the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Through Star Wars and his production company, Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas has become one of the American film industry's most financially successful independent filmmakers, with an estimated network of $3.9 billion.
Involvement in future projectsEdit
In 2012, Lucas sold his company and, with it, the rights to Star Wars to The Walt Disney Company. Immediately thereafter, Disney announced its intention to produce a Star Wars sequel trilogy based on a story treatment that Lucas gave them. On October 30, 2012, Forbes reported that while Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy will serve as executive producer of the films, Lucas will still serve as creative consultant.