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George Lucas has always been an “inspiring package of entertainment”. To me, he represents a distinct strand of indie: the entrepreneurial artist. A great vision that recognized how to maximize the business proposition inherent in a story world and it’s execution. How much money did his model draw into the industry, dreaming of a repeat success? I suspect it has given birth to thousands upon thousands of cinema babies. Once we start recognizing the affinity that the creative industries have with start ups and general entrepreneurial ventures all share, we will be able to properly measure Mr. Lucas’ effect — and it will be awe-inspiring indeed. But that is not the only reason I remain optimistic at this latest stab at media consolidation. Or should I say “despite” this latest stab? [...]