A project that would transform an old grocery store in the Presidio into a cultural institution was narrowed down to three concepts, the Presidio Trust announced.
Filmmaker George Lucas, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Chora Group and WRNS Studio have been invited to submit full proposals to the trust by September. Read More
The southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge will be completely transformed when it’s completed in 2015, and with it will come a new look for The City’s northern waterfront.
The rebuild of Doyle Drive is bringing new parkland and pedestrian access between Crissy Field and the Main Post of the Presidio, a former Army base. The seismically unsafe roadway is being replaced by a pair of tunnels, and they will be covered with greenery.
The Walt Disney Co. is shutting down San Francisco-based video game production company LucasArts and laying off staff as it focuses on the less risky, less expensive path of licensing its characters and stories to other developers.
The closure comes four months after filmmaker George Lucas, best known as the creator of the “Star Wars” franchise, sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney. LucasArts is part of the Lucasfilm portfolio. Read More
San Francisco has its share of art museums, and now there is another person eying opening one here: George Lucas.
The "Star Wars" creatoris one of the 16 people or groups who have proposed building in San Francisco's Presidio at the former commissary building, according Clay Harrell, a spokesperson for the Presidio Trust. The building is currently the home of Sports Basement, across from Crissy Field. Read More
There’s no mistaking the similarities. A childhood on a dusty farm, a love of fast vehicles, a rebel who battles an overpowering empire — George Lucas is the hero he created, Luke Skywalker.
His filmmaking outpost, Skywalker Ranch, is so far removed from the Hollywood moviemaking machine that it may as well be on the forest moon of Endor. Read More
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to date pro footballer-Jesus conduit Tim Tebow, well ponder no more: It involves some gentle hand-holding and a wholesome game of bowling.
D-list actress Camilla Belle was recently seen doing both with the squeaky-clean Jets quarterback when the pair were spotted at a Jacksonville, Fla., complex this week. Read More
A successful China-based film production company is considering opening up an office in San Francisco, which could boost The City’s tech reputation and its film industry.Founded in 2004, Fu Feng Da, which specializes in 3-D conversions and special effects, has set its sights on San Francisco for a possible expansion as it looks to partner with American filmmakers. Read More
A San Francisco woman who says Lucasfilm Ltd. canceled a job offer after learning she was pregnant won a $113,830 jury verdict Wednesday.Julie Gilman Veronese, 37, sued the film company late last year, claiming an aide to George Lucas revoked an offer for a $75,000-a-year personal assistant position after she revealed she was pregnant. Read More
A Marin County jury will begin its first full day of deliberations today in a pregnancy-discrimination lawsuit brought against Lucasfilm Ltd. by a San Francisco woman.
Julie Gilman Veronese, daughter-in-law of San Francisco lawyer Angela Alioto, sued the famed film company last year. She claims George Lucas’ personal assistant offered her a $75,000-a-year job working in the filmmaker’s home, but refused to let her start work after learning she was pregnant. Read More