lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: LucasArts President Steps Down
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 08-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
Threepwood4life
Rookie
 
Threepwood4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sheffield, UK
Posts: 239
LucasArts President Steps Down

from IGN

LucasArts has just announced that President Paul Meegan has decided to step down from his position at the company. Mich Chau, President and Chief Operating Officer for Lucasfilm had the following to say:

Paul has been a valuable member of the Lucasfilm leadership team and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. We remain committed to our current projects and will be re-evaluating LucasArts’ leadership needs to ensure that we make the right decisions to keep the studio focused.

Meegan led the studio through the announcement of Star Wars: 1313. No word on who his successor will be was given at this time, though LucasArts wanted to reiterate that development on all projects will continue.


View my blogs and various news at thedailygamepad.com
Threepwood4life is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
Sven_Q45
Forumite
 
Sven_Q45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: near Stuttgart
Posts: 723
They really often change their CEOs...
Sven_Q45 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
Laserschwert
 
Laserschwert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Cologne, Germany
Posts: 1,076
Notable contributor 
Glimpse of hope?

Bring back Darrel Rodriguez!!

Laserschwert is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
Valkian
Loves Razputin.net!
 
Valkian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 282
Current Game: Snatcher
I can't believe this. It has to be some kind of joke now. I mean, I know it's real, but it makes no sense. Does anyone know how many presidents LEC has had so far?

Valkian is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-02-2012, 06:22 PM   #5
Jenni
Rookie
 
Jenni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 201
Current Game: Monkey Island 4 (ResidualVM)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valkian View Post
I can't believe this. It has to be some kind of joke now. I mean, I know it's real, but it makes no sense. Does anyone know how many presidents LEC has had so far?
Rogue Leaders is a handy guide for this. Let me look it up...

Peter Langston (general manager) - 1982-1984
Steve Arnold (general manager) - 1984-1991
Doug Glen 1991-1992 (general manager) (Mojo lists R. Douglas Norby who was president of LucasArts from 1990-1992 when ILM fell under that brand too)
Kelly Flock - 1992-1993 (general manager)
Randy Komisar - 1993-1995 (1993 was the first year the game division became a wholly separate entity from Lucasfilm or ILM)
Jack Sorensen - 1995-2000
Simon Jeffrey - 2000-2003
Mike Nelson - 2003-2004 (acting general manager after Simon Jeffrey quit)
Jim Ward - 2004-2008
Howard Ruffman February 1, 2008-April 2, 2008 (stand-in president after Jim Ward quit)
Darrel Rodriguez - 2008-2010
Jerry Bowerman May 7, 2010-June 9, 2010 (stand-in president after Darrell Rodriguez quit)
Paul Meegan - 2010-2012
Kevin Parker (interim head of business operations) and Gio Corsi (interim head of studio production) - August 2, 2012-

So, there were 8 people who actually had the title "president" and 15 people who led the company (5 of whom had the title "general manager" and 2 who are co-leading the company in the interim). There's been 16 studio heads if you count R. Douglas Norby who was president of LucasArts when the "LucasArts" brand included both Lucasfilm Games and Industrial Light and Magic.


Last edited by Jenni; 08-03-2012 at 05:38 AM.
Jenni is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
Udvarnoky
Short for "Jason"
 
Udvarnoky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,405
The International House of Mojo Staff 
It seems to me that LEC was once allowed to be way more autonomous than they are today, with Lucasfilm execs who have no games industry experience casually switching out the presidents every two years (or less). Whether the president is a visionary genius or a stooge, that's not enough time to really establish a new direction for the company. It's like putting a pot of water on the stove for nine minutes when it won't come to a boil until the tenth minute - a waste of time.

I wonder what the recent coronation of Kathleen Kennedy as Lucas' successor means for the company? If she happens to like or have an interest in video games she could wield considerable influence over the company in a positive way. Lucas either lacked the interest or time to do anything but let the execs keep the divisions in check - a head honcho with more passion for what the developers are actually doing might go to bat for their work when some stuffed shirt opines, in order to prove that his job is valid, that the sixteen cent decrease in profits for the fiscal year calls for a change.
Udvarnoky is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #7
Rum Rogers
Rookie
 
Rum Rogers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 35
Everything's over now. My endless hope for a LEC fix up finally died today.
Rum Rogers is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
jp-30
 
jp-30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 968
The International House of Mojo Staff 
Howard Roffman was a fill in for a while too, I think between Ward & D-Rod.
jp-30 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #9
Jenni
Rookie
 
Jenni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 201
Current Game: Monkey Island 4 (ResidualVM)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jp-30 View Post
Howard Roffman was a fill in for a while too, I think between Ward & D-Rod.
February 1, 2008-April 2, 2008. Wow. 2 months. That's a record, even by LEC's standards.

Jenni is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-02-2012, 11:24 PM   #10
Udvarnoky
Short for "Jason"
 
Udvarnoky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,405
The International House of Mojo Staff 
He was explicitly interim, though.
Udvarnoky is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-03-2012, 01:19 AM   #11
jp-30
 
jp-30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 968
The International House of Mojo Staff 
As opposed to the others who are implicitly interim.
jp-30 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-03-2012, 05:31 AM   #12
Jenni
Rookie
 
Jenni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 201
Current Game: Monkey Island 4 (ResidualVM)
The Verge reports that there's two people filling in to co-lead the company, Kevin Parker as interim head of business operations and Gio Corsi as interim head of studio production.

I like the idea of having two people run the company. Keep the business side and the creative side separate. I doubt that structure will continue when a permanent president is chosen though.


Last edited by Jenni; 08-03-2012 at 05:41 AM.
Jenni is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #13
Blix
Veteran
 
Blix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Aboard the Ravager
Posts: 866
Current Game: Morrowind & Dark Arisen
I hope this doesn't interfere with the production of 13:13.


Blix is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #14
Sven_Q45
Forumite
 
Sven_Q45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: near Stuttgart
Posts: 723
There were 3 people after Darrel Rodriguez? Is that really so long ago?
Sven_Q45 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-04-2012, 11:50 PM   #15
Valkian
Loves Razputin.net!
 
Valkian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 282
Current Game: Snatcher
Well, I decided it was a good opportunity to change my avatar, and honor his... err... contributions to the company.

Valkian is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Mixnmojo.com > Mojo Discussion Forums > General Discussion > LucasArts President Steps Down

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:10 AM.


LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.