Lucas and Kennedy are being recognised each as people and for his or her collective management of Lucasfilm, the crucible of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise that Lucas created in 1971.
Likening it to a “rebel base” exterior Hollywood, Lucas led the Bay Area-based manufacturing banner from its inception till October 2012, when he offered the studio and what ‘Variety’ calls the banner’s golden vault of ‘Star Wars’ IP to Disney for $4 billion.
A veteran who began her profession as Steven Spielberg’s affiliate in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (1981), Kennedy was a companion in Kennedy/Marshall Co. with producer (and her husband) Frank Marshall for 20 years earlier than she grew to become president of Lucasfilm. Before that, Kennedy and Marshall co-based the Amblin manufacturing banner with Steven Spielberg.
“I am very honoured to share this award with George Lucas who has inspired a generation of filmmakers who were coming of age, not only through his storytelling but through technological innovation that unlocked our imagination,” Kennedy mentioned.
The Producers Guild Awards, in accordance to ‘Variety’, have been postponed earlier this month from their authentic date of February 26 out of issues concerning the surge in Covid-19 an infection charges in Los Angeles County.