The apprentice is now a master. Lucasfilm stalwart Dave Filoni was promoted to Executive Creative Director a year ago…
Congratulations are in order to Dave Filoni. Just a year too late! The Star Wars stalwart was officially promoted to Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm over a year ago, however, the official Lucasfilm website wasn’t updated until recently. And now the world is reacting with delight and heaping praise of George Lucas’ greatest student.
Filoni’s promotion means that he has joined John Knoll and Doug Chiang in the role and is now a creative force at the studio. The particulars of the position are unclear as of press time. However, after his years of dedication and superb visual direction, this achievement is thoroughly deserved.
The official Lucasfilm website was updated yesterday to reflect the change. It reads:
DAVE FILONIEXECUTIVE PRODUCER / EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Dave Filoni realized a lifelong dream in 2005 when he was selected by George Lucas to help build Lucasfilm’s animation studio from the ground up and create the company’s first series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Over a span of seven seasons, and more than 100 episodes, The Clone Wars (2008-2020) pushed the boundaries of television animation, receiving acclaim not only for its technical achievements, but its complex and compelling storylines. The series won four Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Special Class Animated Program two years in a row, and introduced countless fan favorite characters to the Star Wars saga.
Filoni’s follow-up series, the Emmy® nominated Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018), similarly received universal praise for building upon the Star Wars saga and expanding on the lore and mythology first introduced in 1977. His third animated series, Star Wars Resistance, received Emmy® nominations two years in a row in the category of Outstanding Children’s Program (2019, 2020).
Filoni is executive producer, episodic director and writer on the Emmy award-winning series The Mandalorian. And is currently in production on the new series The Book of Boba Fett. He is also the creator and executive producer of the new animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+
The apprentice is now officially a master. Dave Filoni’s commitment to delivering the finest Star Wars content of the last two decades is a true credit to the franchise. And with The Book of Boba Fett, The Mandalorian Season 3 and Ahsoka all coming from beneath his watchful eye; the future of the franchise is very bright indeed.
Congratulations Dave. We at Future of the Force salute you. Even though the celebration is a year too late.
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