Lynne Hale, the longtime publicity head at Lucasfilm, is planning to retire after 35 years with George Lucas’ namesake firm, a person with data advised TheWrap.
Hale serves because the vp of publicity and communications, and she or he plans to retire on the finish of 2021.
Hale first joined Lucasfilm in 1986, then the corporate’s sole publicist, and in her time there she labored on elevating “Star Wars” again into the popular culture hierarchy, together with engaged on the re-release of the unique “Star Wars” trilogy in 1997. She additionally labored on all three of the prequel movies and has been a key part in driving the technique on every part from the newest movies and the Disney+ collection “The Mandalorian” as soon as Lucasfilm got here below Disney’s purview.
Some of her different non-Star Wars associated movie campaigns have been on behalf of movies comparable to “Tucker: A Man and His Dream,” “Willow,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Red Tails.” In her time, Lucasfilm has ballooned from having simply 300 workers to at the moment having 2,600 globally.
“George took a chance on me early in my career and gave me the opportunity to not only learn from a visionary filmmaker, but also from someone who cared very deeply about humanity,” Hale advised THR, which first reported the information. “My bliss has always been connecting with people, so to be able to make lifelong friends with artists, writers, directors, actors, crew members, journalists, photographers and of course my PR family has meant the world to me.”
“Across 35 years of working with her, I’ve never had a colleague more astute, collaborative and loyal than Lynne Hale,” Lucas additionally advised THR in an announcement. “A good person through and through, she’s one of the mainstays of the Star Wars experience and went on to be a key player in Lucasfilm. I’ve valued Lynne’s sage advice and friendship and couldn’t be happier for her to be realizing her dream of seeking new challenges and adventures.”
Hale is predicated within the San Francisco Bay Area and previous to becoming a member of Lucasfilm labored on the Saul Zaentz Film Center, with director Francis Ford Coppola and with the Mill Valley Film Festival.
THR first reported the information.
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