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Lucas Invites Rebel Filmmakers into the Fold

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George Lucas, perhaps atoning for that Jar-Jar debacle, has teamed with Atom Films to offer safe harbor for directors of "Star Wars"-inspired shorts. Instead of dispatching a battalion of Storm Troopers armed with cease and desist orders, Lucas has chosen to embrace these bursts of "Star Wars" creativity.

The embracing will take place in The Star Wars Fan Film Network. According to an Atom Films press release, the Network will provide filmmakers with an official, Lucasfilm-approved hosting location. Directors will be permitted to use downloadable "Star Wars" sound files, thereby freeing filmmakers from hours of sound-tweaking tedium, and, in extreme cases, providing a safe alternative to Vaderesque asthma attacks.

Unfortunately, one caveat may prevent some films from making the cut. According to the submissions guidelines, "materials should not contain original Star Wars music and/or video." Unless you've got a seven-foot friend with unusual hair growth, you'll have to find another way to get Chewie in your flick.

Of course, this limitation doesn't apply to the catalog of films that's currently on display at Theforce.net. While not sanctioned by Lucasfilms, this collection of shorts represents the best of fan-made filmmaking.


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Posted by Mac on November 7, 2000 06:30 PM
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