Day 65 – Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy is the president of Lucasfilm and is the executive producer of The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the upcoming Episode IX. She has worked as a producer on some of the biggest blockbusters over the last few decades including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, and the Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones movies. The films she helped bring to the screen have grossed over 11 billion dollars worldwide.

I could write a book about Kathleen Kennedy’s career. And someone really should. Her first film credit was as an assistant in Steven Spielberg’s 1979 film 1941. In 1981 she was credited as an associate to Mr. Spielberg for Raiders of the Lost Ark. In 1982 she was credited as a producer of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. From there she continued collaborating with Spielberg and Frank Marshall (who she would later marry) when they founded and ran the production company Amblin Entertainment.

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Kathleen Kennedy with some of the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial crew. From Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Special Effects

In 2012 Kennedy was named the president of Lucasfilm. Here is Kennedy’s bio at Lucasfilm, an article about her in Fortune, and an interview from Vanity Fair.

Below is an interview Kenndy did for The Star Wars Show.

Check out the entire list of women in 365 Days of Star Wars Women in the Women in Star Wars Index. It includes highlights from each post plus notes which posts include new 365 interviews with actresses, writers, artists, and more.

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