Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Prestigious BAFTA Fellowship

Variety | 2/2/2020 | Stewart Clarke
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Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm and producer of scores of movies, will receive a prestigious BAFTA fellowship, the British Academy’s highest honor, in February.

Across a 40-year career, Kennedy has produced pictures that have garnered 25 Oscars and more than 100 BAFTA nominations and 27 wins. She will be honored with the fellowship at BAFTA’s annual Film Awards, to be held Feb. 2, 2020.

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Kennedy has worked with a who’s who of directors, including Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, and JJ Abrams. She stepped down from Kennedy/Marshall to become co-chair of Lucasfilm in 2012 before taking on the role ofpresident.

Kennedy has produced several “Star Wars” movies, including the latest installment, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which comes out later this month. She also produced Disney Plus’ buzzy “The Mandalorian.”

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“British filmmaking has always played a significant role in both my life and career,” Kennedy said. “The boundless creative vision of artists such as Tom Stoppard,...
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