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Kathleen Kennedy

Academy Award-Nominated Producer & President of Lucasfilm

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Kathleen Kennedy Biography

Kathleen Kennedy is one of the most successful and respected producers in the film industry. She is the recipient of the Academy’s prestigious 2018 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Producers Guild of America Milestone Award, and an eight-time Academy Award®-nominee. As President of Lucasfilm, she oversees the company’s three divisions: Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound. Kennedy was the producer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the highest-grossing domestic feature of all time, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the number one-grossing movie in 2016. She went on to produce Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the highest-grossing movie worldwide in 2017, as well as Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Kennedy has executive produced the Emmy Award-winning "The Mandalorian" as well as "The Book of Boba Fett," "Obi-Wan Kenobi," "Willow," "Andor," and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Kennedy has produced or executive produced more than 70 feature films, garnering 120 Academy Award nominations and 25 wins. Among her credits are Jurassic Park, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, The Sixth Sense, the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Gremlins, The Goonies, Poltergeist, Empire of the Sun, Lincoln, War Horse, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Schindler’s List, The Color Purple, and The Adventures of Tintin.

Kennedy has produced the films of such directors as Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, JJ Abrams, Julian Schnabel, Marjane Satrapi, M. Night Shyamalan, Frank Oz, Peter Bogdanovich, and Richard Donner.

Kennedy recently received the Fellowship Award, the highest honor the British Academy of Film and Television Arts can bestow. She also received the distinguished CBE award (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) and was elected Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. Aside from her executive and producer roles, she was one of the founding Council Members of the Hollywood Commission to Eliminate Sexual Harassment and Advance Equality. She is on the boards for the LA Promise Fund, Library of America, and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Before joining Lucasfilm in 2012, Kennedy headed The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which she founded with director and producer Frank Marshall. She co-founded the phenomenally successful Amblin Entertainment with Marshall and Steven Spielberg.

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    Speaking fees for Kathleen Kennedy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kathleen Kennedy are $200,000 and above for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kathleen Kennedy, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kathleen Kennedy speak about?

    Kathleen Kennedy is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Leadership Speakers, Producers and Directors, Women In Leadership, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Kathleen Kennedy travel from?

    Kathleen Kennedy generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kathleen Kennedy’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kathleen Kennedy for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kathleen Kennedy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kathleen Kennedy or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Academy Award-Nominated Producer & President of Lucasfilm

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Kathleen Kennedy Biography

Kathleen Kennedy is one of the most successful and respected producers in the film industry. She is the recipient of the Academy’s prestigious 2018 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Producers Guild of America Milestone Award, and an eight-time Academy Award®-nominee. As President of Lucasfilm, she oversees the company’s three divisions: Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound. Kennedy was the producer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the highest-grossing domestic feature of all time, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the number one-grossing movie in 2016. She went on to produce Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the highest-grossing movie worldwide in 2017, as well as Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Kennedy has executive produced the Emmy Award-winning "The Mandalorian" as well as "The Book of Boba Fett," "Obi-Wan Kenobi," "Willow," "Andor," and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Kennedy has produced or executive produced more than 70 feature films, garnering 120 Academy Award nominations and 25 wins. Among her credits are Jurassic Park, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, The Sixth Sense, the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Gremlins, The Goonies, Poltergeist, Empire of the Sun, Lincoln, War Horse, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Schindler’s List, The Color Purple, and The Adventures of Tintin.

Kennedy has produced the films of such directors as Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, JJ Abrams, Julian Schnabel, Marjane Satrapi, M. Night Shyamalan, Frank Oz, Peter Bogdanovich, and Richard Donner.

Kennedy recently received the Fellowship Award, the highest honor the British Academy of Film and Television Arts can bestow. She also received the distinguished CBE award (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) and was elected Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. Aside from her executive and producer roles, she was one of the founding Council Members of the Hollywood Commission to Eliminate Sexual Harassment and Advance Equality. She is on the boards for the LA Promise Fund, Library of America, and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Before joining Lucasfilm in 2012, Kennedy headed The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which she founded with director and producer Frank Marshall. She co-founded the phenomenally successful Amblin Entertainment with Marshall and Steven Spielberg.

Kathleen Kennedy Videos

  • Kathleen Kennedy on the Future of Star Wars | Star Wars Celebration 2023
    What does the future of Star Wars look like? We spoke to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and took a deep dive into all of the upcoming Star Wars...
  • Fireside Chat with Kathleen Kennedy | Unreal Engine
  • Tia A. Smith and Kathleen Kennedy | A Spotlight on Indie Producers

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  • How do I book Kathleen Kennedy to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kathleen Kennedy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kathleen Kennedy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kathleen Kennedy or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kathleen Kennedy

    Speaking fees for Kathleen Kennedy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kathleen Kennedy are $200,000 and above for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kathleen Kennedy, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kathleen Kennedy speak about?

    Kathleen Kennedy is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Leadership Speakers, Producers and Directors, Women In Leadership, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Kathleen Kennedy travel from?

    Kathleen Kennedy generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kathleen Kennedy’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kathleen Kennedy for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kathleen Kennedy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kathleen Kennedy or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Kathleen Kennedy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kathleen Kennedy for your event is $200,000 and above. Kathleen Kennedy generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Diane Guerrero, Selena Gomez, Beanie Feldstein, Jameela Jamil and Kali Uchis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kathleen Kennedy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kathleen Kennedy Speaker Videos

  • Kathleen Kennedy on the Future of Star Wars | Star Wars Celebration 2023
    What does the future of Star Wars look like? We spoke to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and took a deep dive into all of the upcoming Star Wars movies and Star Wars TV shows currently in the...
    Fireside Chat with Kathleen Kennedy | Unreal Engine
  • Tia A. Smith and Kathleen Kennedy | A Spotlight on Indie Producers
    AN AMERICAN TAIL producer Kathleen Kennedy on passion in

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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