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Brian Anthony Hernandez: "How do vampire series "True Blood," "Twilight" and "Vampire Diaries" stack up against each other in terms of social media prowess?"
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Jason Hamilton: "It's impossible to track down exactly when transmedia began to take effect as a major form of storytelling. As with any movement, it built up bit by bit, and is still gaining momentum. However, almost anyone with any knowledge in the area would agree that one of the biggest early influences was the film Star Wars and the pop culture phenomenon it started."
I would also recommend checking out Jason Hamilton's Star Wars Timeline.
Hugh Hart: "Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm extends the studio's reach and reputation as Hollywood's biggest dealmaker. As for being a movie maker? Not so much."
Mike Ryan: "In honor of the landmark film's landmark birthday, I asked a group of influential filmmakers -- responsible for projects such as "The Hunger Games," "Iron Man" and "Lost" -- what the biggest influence the original "Star Wars" had on them professionally or personally"...
With yet another re-invigoration of the massive Star Wars franchise —hello, 3-Delirum! — the Star Wars creator confronts the controversy of content changes (again), shares his views on SOPA and gives an update on Indiana Jones 5.
[The Star Wars Franchise ... its fans versus its creator ... and their differing viewpoints.]
It may be the largest entertainment production in history. More than 800 people on four continents have spent six years and nearly $200 million creating it. The story runs 1,600 hours, with hundreds of additional hours still being written...
Icons of Star Trek and Star Wars recently took to the internet arguing that their franchise reigned supreme. When things got personal, George Takei--the only actor who has worked in both--stepped in to broker the peace by identifying a mutual threat...
"Variety - The Children’s Charity is thrilled to partner with Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox to bring you this year’s Gold Heart Pin Campaign featuring STAR WARS."
[This post is a link to Variety USA's latest Gold Heart campaign. It's a great example of the many ways entertainment franchises can support social good. Information can also be found at http://www.starwars.com/news/star_wars_gold_heart_pin.html]
It is six years since the last Star Wars film tied up the space saga, but Lucasfilm continues to reach new fans and stay relevant. Laura Snoad asks its president of licensing Howard Roffman how the franchise keeps striking back.
Last August, Cartoon Network broadcast the first (and so far only) Lego Star Wars animated cartoon.
It isn't the most beautiful. It isn't the greatest narrative. It is Gabe's Star Wars Movie.
Joe Utichi: Review copies of the Blu-ray boxset containing another re-working of the space saga were unavailable a week before release. What are these versions hiding?
Characters from the Star Wars space epic are to appear on a nation's currency for the first time.
Kyle Orland: "When news broke yesterday that Disney had spent over $4 billion to buy Lucasfilm, the focus immediately jumped to what the move meant for the future of the Star Wars films. But the acquisition also included LucasArts, a company with a storied history including hundreds of games, based on both existing Lucasfilm properties and original ideas."
Abigail Marks: "For Ogilvy Entertainment's Marks, brands looking to take their storytelling multiplatform should seek inspiration from Star Wars" ...
George Lucas needs to stop screwing around with Star Wars fans' memories. It's bad enough -- worse than bad enough, honestly -- that, nearly...
[A follow up to yesterday's THR article @scoopit http://bit.ly/wjGMsc]
"Star Wars Uncut" is a Frankensteined love letter of absurdities--and that’s just how mastermind Casey Pugh wanted it. Warning--once you start, you can't stop watching.
Already pretty deep into development, but so-far stalled due to budget and technical concerns, the live action Star Wars show is one of the great undelivered promises in modern TV (somewhere just behind season four of Veronica Mars and something, anything more for Firefly).
The unique aspect of the online game is BioWare's trademark storytelling, with 100,000 lines of spoken dialogue, tonnes of cut-scenes and the classic choice wheel we know and love from KoTOR of old...
From tough love to anguished pleas, fanboys offer the visionary filmmaker several pieces of their minds in an exclusive video clip from The People vs. George Lucas DVD extras.
How strong is Darth Vader's grip on humanity? A new book charts the Dark Lord's utter domination of Earth's imagination, showing off rarely seen variations on George Lucas' antihero, from international movie posters to an Oklahoma butter sculpture.
The Old Republic is Electronic Arts’ Hail Mary pass in online games ...
While the water world might be unfamiliar terrain, the upcoming Clone Wars season promises a new wave of returning Star Wars characters, including Admiral “It’s a Trap!” Ackbar, who swims deep into both action-packed episodes. He’ll be followed later this season by a returning Boba Fett, as well as other characters from the Star Wars films, Filoni promised.
Calling all Star Wars devotees and coin-collectors; NZ Mint's first issue of legal tender coins are coming to a universe near you!