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Headline News FOX’s ADHD Returns November 2

FOX’s new Saturday late-night ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF programming block slices into November with all-new installments, featuring Axe Cop and High School USA!,” beginning late-night Saturday, November 2; Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Golan the Insatiable to preview during special ADHD lineup Saturday, November 23.

Headline News FOX Announces ADHD Premiere Date and Lineup

New series include “Axe Cop” and “High School USA” with Vincent Kartheiser, Mandy Moore, Ken Marino, Peter Serafinowicz, Megan Mullally, Patton Oswalt and Britta Phillips among featured voice talent.

Headline News George Lucas & Kathleen Kennedy Discuss the Future of 'Star Wars'

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement about Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, and the news that “Star Wars” fans can anticipate a new film in 2015, George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy sit down to discuss the future of the celebrated franchise.

Headline News Lucasfilm’s Red Tails Will Take Flight in January

A high-flying action epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American aerial combat unit, the Lucasfilm Ltd. production of Red Tails will launch on January 20, 2012, released by Twentieth Century Fox.

Headline News USC to Dedicate New School of Cinematic Arts Home

In honor of its 80th birthday on Sunday, USC will publicly unveil its new $175 million home on campus, the School of Cinematic Arts. George Lucas, the school's most famous film alum, donated $75 million for the new facilities through his Lucasfilm Foundation, and another $100 million for the school's endowment. He will be on hand with Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley. Other donors include Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox and Disney.

Headline News Lucas on Indy 5, Star Wars 3-D & Red Tails

ComingSoon.net chatted with George Lucas at last night's American Cinemathque award honoring Samuel L. Jackson in Hollywood.

Lucas said they are seriously looking at a fifth INDIANA JONES film, but are hunting for that elusive "MacGuffin, which is an object that he goes after. They're very hard to come by," Lucas added.

Headline News Lucas' Dream Project Red Tails Might Have Director

In an interview with Roger Ebert, director Spike Lee may have let it slip that George Lucas has finally hired a director for his long-awaited war movie RED TAILS, about the Tuskegee Airman, per COMINGSOON.net.

Earlier this year, Lucas mentioned he wanted to move forward with RED TAILS. There have been rumors of directors attached to the project, including Samuel L. Jackson in his directorial debut, ever since.

Headline News Fight Over Stormtroopers Creation Continues

George Lucas and British prop designer Andrew Ainsworth continued their copyright battle in the U.K. this week over the white molded Stormtrooper uniform made famous in Lucas' STAR WARS saga, the ASSOCIATED PRESS reports.

Headline News Ridley To Pen Lucas' Red Tails

George Lucas has tapped John Ridley (THREE KINGS, UNDERCOVER BROTHER) to write his pet project RED TAILS, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, reports VARIETY. The script will be based on a story by Lucas, who is funding development via Lucasfilm and exec producing. Industrial Light & Magic will handle the aerial battles.

The story chronicles the young African-American pilots who broke the color barrier to become the first black U.S. fighter pilots. The title of the project refers to the Tuskegee Airmen's planes' tails, which were painted red.

Headline News George Lucas to Provide $175 Million Gift to USC Cinema School

The University of Southern California announced that the Lucasfilm Foundation, the private charitable foundation set up by alumnus George Lucas, will provide $75 million for the construction of new educational buildings and renovations of existing structures at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In addition, the Foundation has agreed to provide a $100 million endowment for the school.

Headline News George Lucas Selected 2007 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

The Force will be with the Tournament of Roses in 2007, as George Lucas is selected as the next Grand Marshal.

Tournament of Roses president Paul L. Holman was joined on stage Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2006) by Chewbacca and Wicket to announce the celebrated filmmaker as Grand Marshal, who will lead the New Year's Day celebration in Pasadena. As Grand Marshal, Lucas will ride in the 118th Rose Parade in front of a worldwide television audience, and toss the coin before the 93rd Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2007.

Headline News Letterman Digital Arts Center Unveiled in San Francisco

The Letterman Digital Arts Center (LDAC), the new home of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and LucasArts, located in the beautiful 23-acre campus in San Franciscos Presidio, had its grand opening on June 25.

Headline News AFI Silver Theatre to Present a Tribute to George Lucas

To honor the artistry of director George Lucas, AFI's 33rd Life Achievement Award recipient, AFI Silver Theatre will present a special tribute to George Lucas hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore, Her Excellency Chan Heng Chee, on June 29, 2005, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Headline News Lucas Greenlights Indy 4

George Lucas has given the greenlight to Jeff Nathanson's recent draft for INDIANA JONES 4, reports VARIETY. Director Steven Spielberg has also given the script a thumbs up and only star Harrison Ford needs to give approval for the film to move into pre-production.

SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION director Frank Darabont had previously written a draft of the script, which passed by Spielberg and Ford, but was rejected by Lucas. Spielberg then enlisted Nathanson to pen the screenplay after having worked with the scribe on CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and THE TERMINAL.

Headline News Lucas to Receive 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award June 9

The Force is definitely with George Lucas: On the heels of the record breaking box office results from the first week of his last STAR WARS saga, EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH, Lucas will receive the American Film Institute's (AFI) 33rd Life Achievement Award on June 9, at a gala event. Filmmaker, friend and past recipient Steven Spielberg will present Lucas with the award at the tribute, which will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. THE 33rd AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE LUCAS will air on USA Network on June 20, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Headline News Bird, Lucas & Katzenberg Shine at ShoWest

STAR WARS creator George Lucas was presented with the Galactic Achievement Award at the closing night ceremony of ShoWest 2005, March 17, 2005, in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel. Lucas, whose sixth STAR WARS movie, STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH, opens May 19, acknowledged the one-time special honor while Animation Director of the Year honor was given this year to Brad Bird, director of THE INCREDIBLES.

Headline News Lucas to Repurpose Star Wars Trilogies in 3D

George Lucas announced Thursday at ShoWest that he intends to repurpose all of the STAR WARS movies in 3D for digital cinema re-release, with the original movie, A NEW HOPE, to be readied in time for its 30th anniversary in 2007, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The plan is to then reissue one every year through 2012.

Headline News George Lucas to Keynote SIGGRAPH 2005

George Lucas will present the SIGGRAPH 2005 keynote address, "George Lucas: A Keynote Q&A with the Father of Digital Cinema," on Aug. 1 during the 32nd International Conference on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques, July 31 Aug. 4 in Los Angeles.

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