Where Hollywood And Tech Collide: Disney To Buy ‘Star Wars’ Maker Lucasfilm For $4.05 Billion

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http://techcrunch.com – The worlds of Hollywood, tech, and gaming are getting cozier than ever. The latest evidence of this came this afternoon, with the announcement that entertainment juggernaut Walt Disney Company will buy Lucasfilm, the film production company best known for making the Star Wars series, in a cash-and-stock deal worth $4.05 billion. This is a major payday for George Lucas, the screenwriter, director, and geek world icon who is the chairman and 100 percent owner of Lucasfilm. The key here is that Lucasfilm is not just a film production company — it also makes video and computer games through (IT news)