George Lucas

Filmmaker and Founder, George Lucas Educational Foundation

Filmmaker George Lucas’ devotion to timeless storytelling and cutting-edge innovation has resulted in some of the most successful and beloved films of all time, including the Star Wars Saga and the Indiana Jones franchise, while also pioneering new digital standards for sophistication in film visuals and sound and inspiring generations of young people to follow their imagination and dreams.

Taking a philanthropic leadership role in applying his technical and storytelling expertise to the classroom, Lucas founded the George Lucas Educational Foundation ( in 1991 to highlight proven strategies, tools and resources for creating lifelong learners.

Lucas also serves on the board of directors of the Film Foundation, the USC School of Cinematic Arts Board of Councilors and is building the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, emphasizing American illustrative, digital, comic, cinematic and animation art as an avenue for the exploration of the great storytelling history, populist works and artistic innovation of the past 150 years.