George Lucas Donates $10 Million to USC’s Film School for Black & Latino students

** FILE ** In this undated publicity photo released by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, director George Lucas directs actor Anthony Daniels, who plays the robot C-3PO, in "Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones," on location in the Tunisian desert.  Lucasfilm said in a statement Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, that it's postponing the scheduled fall 3-D releases of “Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones” and “Episode III - Revenge of the Sith” to instead focus its efforts on “Star Wars: Episode VII.”   (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, Lisa Tomasetti, file)

Ummm, YES Mr. Lucas! You better flex on em! I love how you’re just super into your craft and want people of color to be into their crafts as well. As one of the most successful filmmakers to date, your generosity and your desire to see others succeed is impressive.


The George Lucas Family Foundation is giving a $10 million endowment to USC for students of color in the film school. The grant is aimed at recruiting students from underrepresented communities — particularly black and Latino ones — and represents the single largest donation for student support in the school’s history, according to USC News.

Mellody Hobson, is also in on the endowment, as the scholarships for the girls will be named after her. (The boys’ scholarships will be named after George)


“Hispanic and African-American storytellers are underrepresented in the entertainment industry,” said George Lucas, a USC alum. “It is Mellody’s and my privilege to provide this assistance to qualified students who want to contribute their unique experience and talent to telling their stories.”

YOU GO LUCAS! May the force be with you!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *