Steve Binder (born December 12, 1932) is the credited director of The Star Wars Holiday Special. He replaced David Acomba, who left during the middle of the production because of "artistic differences." One portion directed by Binder was the cantina sequence with Bea Arthur and Harvey Korman.
An Emmy Award-winner,[source?] Binder has been working in television since the 1960s. He has directed TV specials featuring musicians such as Liza Minnelli, Elvis Presley, Mac Davis, Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John, and Diana Ross.
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Notes and references
- Starlog Number 19, February 1979: ""Star Wars" Invades TV"
- Steve Binder on Wikipedia
- How Did This Get Made: A Conversation with Steve Binder, Director of the Star Wars Holiday Special on Slashfilm (backup link)
- 'The Star Wars Holiday Special' at 40: How a landmark TV bomb was born on yahoo.com (backup link)
- 144: Star Wars Holiday Special Director STEVE BINDER on skywalkingthroughneverland.com (backup link)