The Star Wars Corporation

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The Star Wars Corporation, Inc. (SWC) was a company founded by George Lucas in 1973.[citation needed] It was a subsidiary of his Lucasfilm production company, set up to control various legal and financial aspects of his 1977 film Star Wars,[1] including copyright, and sequel and merchandising rights. It also produced the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special for CBS.[2] By 1980, the company had been discontinued and its business was absorbed into the various divisions of its parent company Lucasfilm Ltd.

The corporation's name may still be seen on certain Star Wars related items, such as the end credits copyright notice of the film itself, and in reprints of Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker and Splinter of the Mind's Eye as the copyrights have not expired or been renewed.


  1. ^ Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (DVD). Star Wars Trilogy Box Set DVD documentary. 2004. 17:30 minutes in.
  2. ^ Digiacomo, Frank (December 2008). "The Han Solo Comedy Hour!". Vanity Fair. Retrieved October 2, 2018.