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Star Wars and the fracas over fan films

Posted By Jeff on May 2, 2005

CNet has a new article discussing the relationship of LucasFilm and the fanfic / fan films writers. The media expert makes serious charges of gender bias against LucasFilm.

George Lucas and Lucasfilm, which is just weeks away from launching the latest installment in the "Star Wars" series, have naturally been at the center of the debate over fan productions. Fan films based on the "Star Wars" universe are now popping up online in advance of the release, some with Lucas' blessing and some without.

Lucas has had a complicated relationship with his fan base, one of the oldest and broadest communities in popular culture. He has allowed some fan creativity but also quashed it in some instances--sometimes in ways that had strong gender-biased implications, Jenkins argues.


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Note: The story did not sit well with me (Jeff) due to the inaccuracies. I have published a short rebuttal to the article.






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