Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC, an entertainment service company, produces original content, postproduction effects, and audio for external clients, licensed products, and the gaming industry. It offers visual effects; develops and publishes interaction entertainment software for videogame console systems and personal computers; operates as a digital animation studio that produces content for global audiences, including television, video games, and visual effects. The company also engages in licensing and merchandising activities relating to entertainment properties; the provision of entertainment on the Web, such as video streaming, Web documentaries, interactive content, and daily news updates; and pr...
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Walt Disney, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks Face Anti-Poaching Suit
Sep 10 14
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., Walt Disney Co. and its units Pixar and Lucasfilm Ltd., and Sony Corp. units Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks are among the defendants in a potential class-action anti-poaching lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. The suit alleges that the visual effects and animation firms "conspired to systematically suppress the wages" of its workers, depriving them of "millions of dollars which defendants instead put to their bottom lines". Pixar and Lucasfilm reportedly agreed not to cold-call each other's employees, to inform the other company when making an offer to the other company's employees and not to increase offers if a job applicant's current employer makes a counteroffer. Such comprehensive "no-raid" agreements eventually spread throughout the visual effects and animation industry and were enforced by human resources and recruiting executives of the defendants, according to the complaint. The suit was filed by former DreamWorks employee Robert Nitsch Jr. on behalf of affected employees who worked for the defendants from 2004 to the present. The plaintiffs are seeking several actions, including class certification, compensatory damages, a permanent injunction prohibiting defendants from anti-poaching methods and a trial by jury.
Lucasfilm Opens Sandcrawler Production Facility in Singapore
Jan 16 14
Lucasfilm inaugurated its first overseas production complex on January 16, 2014 in Singapore, which will tap Asian talent to support future 'Star Wars' movies and other projects. The building -- called 'Sandcrawler' after a large treaded vehicle in the original 'Star Wars' movie -- in a
high-tech industrial park. The new building will also house sports broadcaster ESPN Asia-Pacific as well as the Southeast Asian operations of Walt Disney.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd., Lucasfilm Ltd., and Activision Publishing, Inc. Launches Angry Birds Star Wars for Home and Hand-Held Video Game Systems
Oct 29 13
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. and Lucasfilm Ltd., in association with Activision Publishing, Inc. launched Angry Birds(TM) Star Wars(R) for home and hand-held video game systems. Based on Rovio's wildly popular, action-strategy mobile game, Angry Birds Star Wars brings the interstellar struggle between the ragtag Rebel Birds and dastardly Imperial Pigs to new audiences on the Xbox 360(R) games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation(R)Vita handheld entertainment system, Nintendo's Wii(TM) and Wii U(TM) systems and the Nintendo 3DS(TM) handheld system. Angry Birds Star Wars is also planned to launch on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Sony's PlayStation(R)4 computer entertainment system, when these new next-gen consoles arrive in November. Angry Birds Star Wars marries the fantastic spirit, legendary characters and classic imagery of Star Wars(TM) with the accessibly engaging design and energetic gameplay of Angry Birds(TM), thrusting players into a captivating, lighthearted adventure saga, featuring inventive challenges, tantalizing Force powers and a wealth of familiar faces and places. Twenty exclusive, newly created levels join the over 200 stages already available from the original mobile release of Angry Birds Star Wars. This latest version brings the flock to the fight with the introduction of cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, letting players team up or square off for high scores and galactic bragging rights. Moreover, this expansive edition exploits the unique capabilities of each game system to deliver a distinctive experience tailored specifically to each platform, including sharp and colorful, high-definition visuals (on HD-compatible devices), achievements and trophies, leaderboards, voice command support through Kinect for Xbox 360, and touch-screen controls on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation(R)Vita system. The next-generation versions of Angry Birds Star Wars maintain these core features while introducing new play and interface elements exclusive to each system. The PlayStation(R)4 system's adaptation makes full use of the DualShock 4 controller's touchpad to offer precision, touch-screen handling, paired with full support for PlayStation(R)Move in both single-player and local multiplayer modes. Players can also easily record and share their accomplishments with the world with the PlayStation(R)4 system's automatic screenshot and video capture options. Angry Birds Star Wars on Xbox One also allows for automatic video capture and online sharing, while adding all the benefits of the system's improved Kinect for Xbox One functionality, affording intuitive gesture and motion controls, as well as voice command support. The Xbox One iteration of Angry Birds Star Wars also includes unique, timed challenges that deliver fresh trials for players well after the game's launch. Angry Birds Star Wars is available now for a suggested retail price of $49.99 for Wii U, $39.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation(R)3 system, PlayStation(R)Vita system and Wii, and $29.99 for Nintendo 3DS.