Kennedy, long behind the scenes, is finally taking center stage. In 2012 the onetime assistant to Steven Spielberg was tapped to run Lucasfilm—right before founder George Lucas sold the studio to the Walt Disney Co. for $4 billion. This December the breathlessly anticipated latest chapter of the Star Wars saga—produced by Kennedy—should bring in $2 billion at the box office alone.
For more on Kennedy, read “How the Star Wars producer went from secretary to studio boss.”
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