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Rick McCallum & Lucasfilm: 'Star Wars' Producer Is Leaving Company

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Rick McCallum is leaving Lucasfilm.
Rick McCallum is leaving Lucasfilm.

Producer Rick McCallum — who was instrumental in the resurrection of the Star Wars franchise, from the “Special Edition” re-releases of the first trilogy to the prequel trilogy Star Wars films — is leaving Lucasfilm to pursue producing independent films. The announcement, made on, comes a month after the bombshell news that Disney is purchasing Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, with veteran Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy taking the helm of the Star Wars franchise as executive producer of a planned sequel trilogy.

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