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…

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…

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