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Just four months after announcing the sale of Lucasfilm production company to Disney in a $4 billion deal, George Lucas, the screenwriter and director best known for the Star Wars series, has made a move toward cashing out ? big time.

In a regulatory document filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Disney disclosed that George Lucas? personal trust has registered for the ability to sell his two percent stake in the entertainment conglomerate, which could net him a total of $1.99 billion. The Lucasfilm sale made George Lucas Disney?s second largest single shareholder; the first is the estate of the late Steve Jobs.

Per the document, Lucas now has the go-ahead to sell a total of 37,076,679 shares of Walt Disney Company common stock at a proposed price of $53.77 per share. The registration covers all of the stock that Lucas received as part of the Lucasfilm acquisition ? after the registered stock is sold off, the document says, he will no longer own any portion of Disney stock.

It?s important to note that the prospectus indicates Lucas? intent to sell this stock ?from time to time.? That means that the sale will not necessarily happen all at once, or right away. The Lucasfilm sale closed on December 21st, 2012.

Back in October when the deal was first announced, George Lucas said in an interview that he believes Disney will give his films ?a longer life.? Selling his total financial stake could be an even bigger indication of the trust he has in Disney with the Star Wars legacy.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/06/george-lucas-stake-sale/

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I guess he is a total sellout now.

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I hope he has to pay taxes on that.

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I hope he has to pay taxes on that.

Didn't he give the money he made, by selling LucasArts to Disney, to a good cause? Or am I making this up?

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Didn't he give the money he made, by selling LucasArts to Disney, to a good cause? Or am I making this up?

You're not totally wrong. He has pledged a lot of money but he hasn't given it away yet (or at least all of it).

I hope he has to pay taxes on that.

Don't be dumb. Of course he does, its called capital gains tax which is 20%. So the government is going to get $400,000,000 on money that has already been taxed (when it was earned in the first place).

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Not really a sell out he sold it to another company, end of the day he made it, it's his name. But the money that Disney has paid for.. hope they get all that back.

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