The Hollywood News Banter

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Kim Masters and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week's top Hollywood news stories.

- The Walt Disney Company buys Lucasfilm. This deal had been negotiated over many months but had been kept secret until this week. Disney will pay upwards of $4 billion for the Lucas universe which includes future Star Wars films (the next one is due out in 2015), licensing and merchandising of those characters, Indiana Jones plus Lucas' prolific effects house Industrial, Light & Magic (ILM) and his other companies.



You can hear more about the sale from John Horn's colleague, Ben Fritz, in his recent discussion with Warren Olney on To the Point




Kim Masters