Reed Morano met with Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy for some secret reason

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Handmaid’s Tale and I Think We’re Alone Now director Reed Morano recently met with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, but she can’t really say what they talked about. Apparently, Kennedy had been watching The Handmaid’s Tale with her daughter, and after being impressed by…

Kathleen Kennedy says she'd "love for" Taika Waititi to direct a Star Wars movie

Star Wars films have become a much-coveted prize for up-and-coming directors in recent years, a shiny brass ring for guys—somehow, it’s always guys—like Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, Gareth Edwards, Josh Trank, and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to leap for, and then (more often than not) immediately slam back into…

Kathleen Kennedy has an idea for how to fight harassment in Hollywood

On Monday, at Elle’s Women In Hollywood event, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy talked about a way to combat the epidemic of sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood, proposing that everyone in the entertainment industry—including “the studios, the unions, the guilds, and the talent agencies”—should rally together to…

Disney started over on Star Wars: Episode IX after Carrie Fisher’s death

Following Carrie Fisher’s death late last year, it was evident that the final installment of the new Star Wars trilogy was going to have to be altered. And, according to an interview Entertainment Weekly published with series brand manager Kathleen Kennedy last month, the team behind Episode IX drastically shifted…

Read This: An in-depth profile of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy

A whole lot of credit for the massive critical and commercial success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens goes to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and Vanity Fair just published a fascinating profile of the producer they dub “the most powerful woman in Hollywood.” Jumping between her personal accomplishments (winning…

Today in Star Wars feminism: female directors and a “giant saliva testicle”

Doubling down on desires expressed earlier this year by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the people responsible for Star Wars have recently met with four unnamed directors and three unnamed screenwriters, all women, to potentially join the franchise’s creative team. (It may…

Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy wants to see women directing Star Wars films

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has declared that, “There’s nothing [she]’d like more,” than to see a woman directing a Star Wars film. Kennedy, who co-founded Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg, and who became president of Lucasfilm after its purchase by the Walt Disney Company, made the statement while…