mastermind wed his longtime girlfriend, Mellody Hobson, at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County on Saturday afternoon. Bill Bradley, a longtime friend of Hobson's, gave away the bride.
Lucas' son Jett served as best man, while Lucas' daughters Amanda and Katie served as bridesmaids, according to a spokesperson for the director.
In addition to Hobson’s financial expertise, for which she serves as a regular contributor on ABC’s , she is also chairman of the board for Dream Works Animation SKG Inc.
and is director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Groupon Inc. PHOTOS: ' Star Wars: Episode VII' by Four Top Directors (Cartoon) It will be the first marriage for Hobson, 43, and the second for Lucas, 68.
Lucas’ wife, Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson, who will serve as museum board chair, stopped by The Times to discuss the project.
Those who know Hobson say her recent comments demonstrated the passion and directness that allowed her to climb from a young girl sweeping hallways of rental units owned by her single mother to an Ivy League graduate negotiating billion-dollar investments in her hometown.
To family, peers and high-profile public figures — Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Dream Works Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and former presidential candidate Bill Bradley to name a few — Hobson is celebrated as an extraordinary woman trying to help the city she loves."She has this amazing combination of incredible intellect, emotional authenticity and as big a heart as anybody I know," said Katzenberg, who noted that Hobson's role as chairwoman of the film company's board provided filmmakers with much-needed encouragement as they made "Home," a rare animated film featuring an African-American protagonist.
“We’re going to do something very different, it doesn’t quite exist yet,” Hobson said of the museum, which will join the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California African American Museum in the park. We thought that it was in a community where we could make a difference.
The rest of the conversation, edited for length: The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will bring culture, tourism and tens of thousands of jobs to L. It’s clear why the city would want it — but why did the museum want L. It was a community that wanted us, and where our neighbors were world-class museums.