Kathleen Kennedy: From Standing In Line To See ‘Star Wars’ To Producing It Herself : NPR

The Lucasfilm president was handpicked by George Lucas to take over his company and the franchise. She’s aware that all her film mentors have been men; "I need to bring other women along," she says.

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