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Great Disruptors: microchips, gay marriage, perestroika, kitty litter, and a book - Posted December 5, 2014
Celebrating its 85th anniversary, Bloomberg Businessweek announced its take on "The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History." The focus of its current issue and noted at a party that drew George Lucas, Henry Kissinger, Harvey Weinstein, Mort Zuckerma... [AllTwitter]

The Force 'Awakens' a Whole New Realm of Movie Publicity - Posted December 1, 2014
Marvel does it. DC Comics is learning it. Star Trek did it. But there is no movie series in history that has created the kind of hype as the Star Wars saga. The year was 1977, and some "stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerfherder" named George Lucas came up with the odd idea to... [PRNewser]

List of 'Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors' Unveiled - Posted November 26, 2014
Hollywood has been chasing after popular books for inspiration. Titles such as the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games trilogy, and ... [AllTwitter]

CNBC's 'The Next 25' Gala Brings Out Finance Stars - Posted November 7, 2014
In celebration of the network's 25th anniversary, last night, CNBC hosted "The Next 25" Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC. Attendees included: Mickey Drexler, Martha Stewart, Jeffrey Bewkes, ... [TVNewser]

George Lucas and Joan Hamburg's Next Act I David Zaslav at The Mirror Awards - Posted June 4, 2014
Our weekly lunches at Michael's always deliver plenty of star power and today was no exception. When I arrived a little before noon, I was followed in the door by none other than George Lucas, who, I'm told, happened to be walking by the res... [GalleyCat]

George Lucas and Joan Hamburg's Next Act I David Zaslav at The Mirror Awards - Posted June 4, 2014
Our weekly lunches at Michael's always deliver plenty of star power and today was no exception. When I arrived a little before noon, I was followed in the door by none other than George Lucas, who, I'm told, happened to be walking by the res... [morningmedianewsfeed]

George Lucas and Joan Hamburg's Next Act I David Zaslav at The Mirror Awards - Posted June 4, 2014
Our weekly lunches at Michael's always deliver plenty of star power and today was no exception. When I arrived a little before noon, I was followed in the door by none other than George Lucas, who, I'm told, happened to be walking by the res... [FishbowlNY]

FCB, Canal+ Create 'Wilhelm Scream' Mockumentary - Posted March 11, 2014
The newly Draft-less FCB worked with Canal+ to create a mockumentary on the famous "Wilhelm scream" entitled "The Woman Who Can't Watch Movies." "The Wilhelm scream," in case anyone needs a refresher, is the famous stock audio ... [AgencySpy]

EVB Welcomes Pair of Senior Writers with 'Star Wars' References - Posted November 4, 2013
San Francisco-based agency Evolution Bureau (or EVB if you will), which is perhaps still recovering from last Friday's Ad Ghetto Bl0ck Party, has brought on a pair of senior writers in Kate Getty and ... [AgencySpy]

CBS Contributor Mellody Hobson and George Lucas Wed, Bill Moyers Officiates - Posted June 24, 2013
Mellody Hobson, a CBS News financial contributor and president of Chicago-based Ariel Investments, and Star Wars creator George Lucas were married Saturday... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist's Parenting Advice to Kanye West; Star Jones Celebrates a Birthday - Posted March 27, 2013
After the last few head-spinning Wednesdays at Michael's kept me ricocheting between Hollywood A-listers (Meg Ryan) and tabloid targets (Rachel Uchitel), it was something of a relief to turn my attention to the restaurant's core constituency of authors and their agents (remember books?) who have always viewed the dini... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Willie Geist's Parenting Advice to Kanye West; Star Jones Celebrates a Birthday - Posted March 27, 2013
After the last few head-spinning Wednesdays at Michael's kept me ricocheting between Hollywood A-listers (Meg Ryan) and tabloid targets (Rachel Uchitel), it was something of a relief to turn my attention to the restaurant's core constituency of authors and their agents (remember books?) who have always viewed the dini... [FishbowlNY]

In This Star Wars Reporting Episode, Much of the Deserved Credit Gets Lost - Posted January 25, 2013
The biggest Hollywood film scoop of this young year was posted Thursday at 1:33 p.m PT on TheWrap. While a number of Lucas Shaw's peers were immediate and effusive with Twitter praise, large chunks of the pick-up coverage about ... [FishbowlLA]

Kathryn Bigelow Joins Rarified TIME Cover Group - Posted January 24, 2013
At the recent Golden Globes, Kathryn Bigelow and Jodie Foster commingled on stage and off; Bigelow as a Best Director nominee, Foster as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Life... [FishbowlLA]

Mellody Hobson Joins CBS News - Posted January 17, 2013
Chicago finance executive Mellody Hobson, recently engaged to Star Wars creator George Lucas, has been named a CBS News finance and economy analyst. Hobson, head of ... [TVNewser]

LA Weekly Film Critic Karina Longworth Decides to Go Freelance - Posted December 14, 2012
This is both a surprise and a reversal of the usual currents underlying the departure of a full-time print film critic. Today is Karina Longworth's last day as an LA Weekly full-time film ... [FishbowlLA]

Disney-Lucasfilm Deal Enlarges Vivid's X-Rated Parody Plans - Posted November 1, 2012
A year after the original trilogy of Star Wars films was in the books, a different kind of film endeavor was launched in the San Fernando Valley in 1984. Since that time, Vivid Entertainment and the porn industry have both come a long way. Today, in the face of the Internet... [FishbowlLA]

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Will Probably Ruin Star Wars Even More - Posted October 30, 2012
This isn't really New York centric, but it's definitely big news. Disney has agreed to buy Lucasfilm -- and the entire Star Wars franchise -- for $4.05 billion in stock and cash. Half of the payment will be in cash, and 40 million share... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Will Probably Ruin Star Wars Even More - Posted October 30, 2012
This isn't really New York centric, but it's definitely big news. Disney has agreed to buy Lucasfilm -- and the entire Star Wars franchise -- for $4.05 billion in stock and cash. Half of the payment will be in cash, and 40 million share... [FishbowlNY]

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy Explain the Disney-Lucasfilm Deal - Posted October 30, 2012
Who better to frame today's Disney mega-deal than George Lucas? Via starwars.com late this afternoon comes a brief roundtable discussion featuring Lucas and his Lucasfilm co-chair Kathleen Kennedy: Kennedy points to ... [FishbowlLA]

Breaking: Disney To Acquire Lucasfilm, 'Star Wars' - Posted October 30, 2012
Today in Been There, Done That Media News: Walt Disney Co., fresh off its efforts to turn the once-stellar Pixar into a mediocre sequel factory, has announced plans to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. for a cool $4 billion, thereby taking ownership of the series that defined the childhood of every American born... [PRNewser]

Disney To Acquire Lucasfilm & Promises Star Wars Episode 7 - Posted October 30, 2012
Disney will acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, promising to bring Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015 ("with more feature films expected") as it takes control of the science fiction franchise. ... [GalleyCat]

Randal Kleiser Still Singing the Praises of Late USC Teacher Nina Foch - Posted May 23, 2012
USC grad Randal Kleiser (Grease, The Blue Lagoon) continues to spread the word about the phenomenal ... [FishbowlLA]

East Coast Critic: Have Oscars Jumped the Shark? - Posted January 25, 2012
Far from the madding, furiously handicapping Oscar blogger crowd, the view of the AMPAS membership's elderly tendencies is a little different. This morning, New York Post film critic Kyle Smith ... [FishbowlLA]

Brandon Tartikoff's Legacy Collection Donated to USC - Posted January 23, 2012
The University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts will be the new home this fall to a vast collection of Brandon Tartikoff's industry correspondences thanks to a donation by his widow, ... [FishbowlLA]

Dogs Bark the Star Wars 'Imperial March' in VW Super Bowl Teaser - Posted January 19, 2012
Yeah, we know advertising bloggers and "journalists" have been giving a lot o... [MediaJobsDaily]

George Lucas Discusses 'Red Tails,' Marketing Hurdles for Black Movies - Posted January 12, 2012
In preparation for the January 20 opening of his movie Red Tails, fi... [PRNewser]

George Lucas, Jon Meacham and the Usual Suspects - Posted January 11, 2012
The media movers and shakers are starting to trickle back into the dining room at Michael's for another year of power lunches, but the place isn't exactly firing on all cylinders quite yet. Maybe it's because the Golden Globes are this weekend (we are so rooting for Downton Abbey to sweep!),... [morningmedianewsfeed]

George Lucas, Jon Meacham and the Usual Suspects - Posted January 11, 2012
The media movers and shakers are starting to trickle back into the dining room at Michael's for another year of power lunches, but the place isn't exactly firing on all cylinders quite yet. Maybe it's because the Golden Globes are this weekend (we are so rooting for Downton Abbey to sweep!),... [FishbowlNY]

George Lucas' Red Tails Travails Highlight Hollywood's Racism - Posted January 10, 2012
The film studios have so little interest in all-black films that even Hollywood royalty like George Lucas struggled to find a distributor for his latest work, Red Tails. Lucas didn't mince any words when explaining to Daily Show host Jon Stewart... [FishbowlLA]

Atlas Shrugs Off Bad Reviews, Does Boffo Merchandising BO - Posted April 20, 2011
Much gets written about motion picture merchandising deals, ever since a guy named George Lucas showed how profitable that end of the business could be. Today, in an article about the surprisingly strong first-weekend box office averag... [GalleyCat]

DGA Attendees: Irvin Kershner WAS Yoda - Posted January 14, 2011
Via a January 13th entry on the LA Times blog "Hero Complex," filmmaker ... [FishbowlLA]

Hans Zimmer Remembers Ronni Chasen - Posted November 17, 2010
Of all the people sharing fond remembrances of murdered Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen, perhaps none was closer to her from a client point of view than German bor... [FishbowlLA]

Jonathan Franklin Lands Deal for Book about Chilean Miners - Posted November 4, 2010
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Two Journalists Shop Books about Chilean Miners' Ordeal - Posted October 14, 2010
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Jon Stewart Interviews George Lucas - Posted January 6, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c... [FishbowlLA]

The Pre-Parties: Time, Fortune, People & CNN - Posted May 10, 2009
Pretty star-studded... Eva Longoria Parker, Jason Bateman, Jon Bon Jovi, Kal Penn, Kate... [FishbowlDC]

More Prom Dates... - Posted April 20, 2009
Glamour magazine fittingly nabbed White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, who is also a special guest at the Capitol File after party (with Valerie Jarrett and dinner entertainment headliner Wanda Sykes). Also at Glamour's tabl... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List: 02.11.09 - Posted February 11, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

MySpace Starters Get Awards -- They're Just Kids - Posted December 10, 2008
MySpace CEO and co-founder Chris DeWolfe and president and ... [FishbowlLA]

Carrie Fisher is Freaking Funny - Posted November 24, 2008
The Daily Mail is running an excerpt of Carrie Fisher's latest book "Wishful Drinking". The ... [FishbowlLA]

Bel Air Graduates To Major Leagues -- Gets Its First Film Festival - Posted October 21, 2008
The swanky L.A. suburb of Bel Air will catch up to the big boys with its first film festival, running Nov. 14-19. And because it's a short film fest and it is Bel Air, screenings will take place in private homes with private screens and probably private guests. "Film Fashion Night," will kick... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted October 20, 2008
Graph Of The Day: Geoff Boucher takes in the landscape at the Spike TV Scream Awards and notices... [FishbowlLA]

The Line for Lucas (George) - Posted July 25, 2008
Below is a guy dressed as Futurama's Bender waiting in line for the Star Wars Fan Films Awards. This was the 7th annual awards ceremony. Apparently fans produce Star Wars films and George Lucas himself announces the winner at Comic Con. We haven't seen any of t... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted April 21, 2008
Mary McNamara Is Sorry: She knew that George Washington served two terms. She just forgot. We're guessing she will never forget again. ... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset: Comings and Goings - Posted February 1, 2008
Several job openings in the George Lucas empire. Jim Ward, the head of LucasArts, has left. And LucasFilm is looking for a PR type. Ray Richmond comes not to praise Ms. S... [FishbowlLA]

Watch the Box: Reprise, Recycle, Return - Posted October 17, 2007
Debra Messing returns as The Starter Wife in a 10-episode USA series. Writing team Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott are EPs. Damon Wayans is executive producer, writer and star in an untitled project for ABC, assuming the net likes the script. The storyline focuses on a recent widowed dad and... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted October 17, 2007
A Mickey-Mouse Operation: The eminently linkable Richard Verrier reports today that Disneyland's redheaded stepsister, California Adventure, is scheduled for a $1.1-billion overhaul designed to make it not suck. Good luck. ... [FishbowlLA]

AFI Teams With Target for Film Fete - Posted September 12, 2007
The American Film Institute is taking its 40th anniversary public thanks to a Target sponsored bash on Oct. 3 at the Arclight Hollywood. The film fete has already snagged RSVPs from George Lucas, Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Kirk Douglas, Julie Andrews and Sylvester Sta... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset -- The Oscars Edition - Posted February 23, 2007
It's a cross between the Westminster Dog Show and your high school prom, but for whatever reason, we all go ga-ga over the Oscars. Here's a roundup of this week's Oscars coverage: The Envelope put out an Oscars preview ... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Takes Over the Rose Parade: Storm Troopers Advance on Pasadena - Posted December 29, 2006
George Lucas will proceed down Orange Grove, make a right turn at Colorado Blvd, and take Pasadena as his own, proceeded by 200 Stormtroopers at ... [FishbowlLA]

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