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Lucasfilm may charge fans for premium content - is it right?

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by eclipseSD, Apr 23, 2003.

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  1. eclipseSD

    eclipseSD Jedi Knight star 5

    May 11, 2002
    Following [link=]This TFN story [/link], an interesting question pops up.

    Should Lucasfilm charge fans $10 A YEAR not month not week - YEAR for extras on their websites including (on TOS):

    Celebrity Talks: Scheduled interaction with the team behind the scenes from the set of Episode III, plus other artists, actors, authors, editors and Lucasfilm personalities behind the entire Star Wars saga.

    Exclusive Deleted Scene: Subscribers will see an exclusive deleted scene from Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones, not included on the DVD and never before been made to the public.

    Set Diary and Webcam: This summer, as Episode III is being shot in Sydney, Australia, subscribers will have a first-hand look at the process. A regular diary from an on-set correspondent will take you behind the scenes. Also in Sydney, a live webcam will be placed in a different positions to give you a live look at the making of Episode III.

    Episode III Selects: George Lucas will personally select exclusive photos from the making of Episode III to share with subscribers first. This candid and compelling weekly photo series will begin in the fall.

    and this:

    Original Bantha Tracks archives
    New pictures and artwork from the first 5 films
    Exclusive contests
    Removal of banner and pop up ads e-mail address
    Twice weekly newsletter
    The ability to submit questions directly to Lucasfilm staff
    Discounts on products
    Online Clone Wars comic (in flash)
    Personalized message boards
    Downloads of the Clone Wars cartoons before they're on Cartoon Network


    I believe it depends on how good this content is and whether it is truly exclusive to you.

    If this proves a success, expect it to be repeated.

    LucasArts will probably take a similar road in game previews and the like.

    Other Lucas branches may also pick up the idea
  2. malducin

    malducin Jedi Padawan star 4

    Oct 23, 2001
    I think $10 a year wouldn't be a bad deal at all. If they provided all that I would really consider it. The problem mainly becomes is if they are really going to continualy update. They might put a lot of stuff online first and then forget to update it at times.
  3. AdamBertocci

    AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Feb 3, 2002
    is it right?

    Course it's right. They can do what they want with their content and their trademarked characters.

    I don't know if I'll be coughing up the $, though.

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