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- The Bad Motivators #70: This Deal Is Getting Better All the Time June 21, 2018George Lucas comes up with some crazy stuff. Will we get a much-loved original trilogy character in Episode IX? New issue of Darth Vader!
- Disney No Longer Taking Risks On Directors For Star Wars Movies June 21, 2018Solo: A Star Wars Story wasn't the smooth flight envisioned by the George Lucas-founded production company, and as such, was the last straw.
- The ASX debut of the fintech behind Acorns just slumped June 21, 2018CEO George Lucas told Business Insider the company is targeting ... CEO George Lucas said the company currently had no plans to push into other ...
- The future of Star Wars: All the known movies and TV series coming your way June 20, 2018George Lucas' sci-fi saga has expanded in some big ways in recent years, with various spinoff films, television series, and new episodes of the core ...
- Famed Hollywood Studio Architect Accused Of Molesting Children June 20, 2018Cooper is known for designing movie theaters and sound studios for some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including George Lucas, Martin ...
- The Bad Motivators #70: This Deal Is Getting Better All the Time June 21, 2018
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Avengers Assemble! Sort of.
If you’re a biographer or aspiring biographer, a reader of biographies, or even just someone who loves the Biography Channel . . . well, have I got an offer for you. It’s not quite Avengers Assemble! but it’s close.
Biographers International Organization — the world’s premiere group of biographers and lovers of biography — is holding its third annual conference this May, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. There’ll be panels of research and writing, interviewing and negotiating, and even a bit of sex and violence. Yeah, really. And all brought to you by a crack team of biographers, including Charles J. Shields, Richard Schickel, Will Swift, Jonathan Eig, Kate Buford, and Pulitzer Prize winner Debby Applegate.
There’ll also be two all-day sessions on Friday to choose from — one where you can tour the Academy of Motion Picture Arts library, the other where you’ll get a peek into the archives of the Los Angeles Public Library, where they keep their old photos and maps and directions to finding the Ark of the Covenant.
Oh, and did I mention the lunchtime keynote address by Arnold Rampersad? Now I have. And now you know you need to be there, right?
For more information, go here. And I’ll see you in Los Angeles.