- "I racked my brain to figure out who do I trust and who do I know really well and is level-headed, who understands the business side of it but also understands the creative side of it. And finally I banged into it and said, 'Oh, my God, it's Kathy.'"
- ―George Lucas, on choosing someone to run Lucasfilm
Kathleen Kennedy is President of Lucasfilm Ltd., the successor to company founder George Lucas. Lucasfilm announced her assignment in June 2012, as Lucas began his retirement plans. Kennedy is the former President of the Producers Guild of America. She served as executive producer for all three films of the Star Wars sequel trilogy as well as all films in the Star Wars Anthology Series. In September 2018, Kennedy's contract was extended through 2021.