Friday, June 6, 2014

Tony To Hired as Head of Production and Development at Lucasfilm

By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm has announced the hiring of Tony To as the Head of Production and Development.  To, who has previously worked as executive VP of production at Walt Disney Studios, will oversee all Lucasfilm productions, both live action and animated.  

“This is such an exciting and creative time at Lucasfilm and I’m overjoyed to have Tony on board,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said. “He has unmatched production expertise and a tremendous passion for storytelling. He is a wonderful addition to the fantastic creative team we have in place to develop new content.” 

According to Variety,
To will now oversee all live-action and animation production as Lucasfilm has six new films and several TV projects in various stages of development on its slate. J.J. Abrams is currently directing “Star Wars: Episode VII,” while the “Star Wars Rebels” series will soon air on Disney XD. 

First off, on behalf of the entire SWU organization, I would like to welcome Tony to the Star Wars family.  

Secondly, I want to point out that Variety clearly sates that there are multiple Star Wars TV projects in development.  We know that Star Wars Rebels will hit the small screen this fall on Disney XD, but what else might be in store.  ABC (owned by Disney) has said they're interested in a Star Wars series, and there have been rumors that Netflix may be getting an exclusive Star Wars series.  Hopefully the addition of Mr. To at Lucasfilm will help speed things along so that there is more Star Wars hitting the small screen, sooner rather than later.

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