Former Universal Chief & Superlawyer Tom Pollock Has Passed Away: Made George Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Deal – Update

Former Universal Chief & Superlawyer Tom Pollock Has Passed Away: Made George Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Deal – Update
Updated with George Lucas statement: George Lucas honored Tom Pollock, who brokered the deal granting the Star Wars boss rights to the iconic Hollywood franchise, on Monday with a tribute:

“Tom Pollock was pivotal in my development as both a filmmaker and businessman from the get-go. He was there at the very beginning when I was fresh out of USC film school and throughout the unexpected successes that transformed our lives and careers. He helped in the creation of Lucasfilm along with American Graffiti and Star Wars, and stood firm and unrelenting by those he believed in. A champion of creativity, Tom was a good friend and will be missed by all of us who were lucky to know him.”

Updated Monday, August 3, 8:49 Am : Spike Lee sent this tribute to Tom Pollock, who presided over and stood firm during the launch of Lee’s provocative 1989 film Do The Right Thing
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