Dubrovnik: Spielbergs Right Hand Woman Heads to Town

Lauren Simmonds

The producer of several timeless films including Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and Indiana Jones is coming to oversee the ongoing ”Star Wars” preparations and production.

American film producer Kathleen Kennedy is the president of Lucasfilm, the ”right hand woman” of one of the most famous names in film history, Steven Spielberg, and one of the biggest names in Hollywood. She is arriving in Croatia in 15 days to personally oversee the recording of ”Star Wars” which is currently taking place in Dubrovnik.

This information was obtained and confirmed by Bosnian director Danis Tanovic in an interview with television N1 on February 27, 2016.

”Kathleen Kennedy, who I have known for a very long time as she is Spielberg’s producer, is coming to Croatia in 15 days. She will be in Dubrovnik and will shoot for 5 or 6 days. Hrvoje Hribar (president of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre – HAVC, AN) says that for us this is great, they will come, stay for a short time and will leave around 5-6 million in Dubrovnik.” said Tanovic.

Kathleen Kennedy, 62, of Berkeley, California, is noted for founding the production company ”Amblin Entertainment” with Steven Spielberg way back in 1981, with that company over 60 hit films have been produced, including blockbusters such as ET, Gremlins, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Goonies, Empire of the Sun, Jurassic park, Schindler’s list, War of the worlds, Cape fear, Bridges of Madison county, The Sixth sense, AI, Lincoln, just to name a few.

In addition to Spielberg, she has worked with legends of the film industry like Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis, Barry Levinson and Clint Eastwood.

Since 2012 she has been the President of Lucasfilm and the front person of the Star Wars project. ”Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was her first project in this position, and she assures that she is taking an equally serious approach to this, the eighth in the long-running and popular film series.


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