Legendary CEO of Lucasfilm, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to “Star Wars” Joins the Force at BlueStar Digital Technologies
Entertainment Executive to be Key Advisor to BlueStar’s
Television and Digital Delivery Strategy for Blu-ray® Technology–
– BlueStar Digital Technologies, Inc. (“BlueStar”) today announced that entertainment executive Charlie Weber has joined BlueStar’s Advisory Board. Mr. Weber will play an important role in assisting the company in its expansion of its Blu-ray® technologies. Mr. Weber will also advice on the selection of the CEO while the board determines a permanent replacement.
“I am very pleased to have been asked to join BlueStar’s Advisory Board, which includes leaders and visionaries within the music and entertainment fields. BlueStar Technologies was launched in 2007 to provide next generation Blu-ray® digital disc replication and package assembly services for the computer hardware, software and entertainment industries. The new Blu-ray® technology provides the motion picture and television industries with an exciting way to enrich the viewing experience through superior video quality.
Mr. Weber is an accomplished entertainment executive having served as the Chief Executive Officer of George Lucas’ Lucasfilms, Ltd. During his tenure at Lucasfilm, he was responsible for overseeing history-making films “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Subsequent to Lucasfilm, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Embassy Communications, a company owned by television super-producers Norman Lear and Jerry Perenchio. His many accomplishments while at Embassy include serving as the executive in charge of the feature film and cult classic, “Blade Runner.” He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of CanWest International, a leading Canadian media company.
Mr. Weber stated, “The BlueStar Technologies team has been extensively involved in the production of digital discs since its inception in 1997. By incorporating the Blu-ray® format, BlueStar’s clients can rest assure that they are on the leading edge of technology.”
“We have assembled an outstanding group of leaders in Television and DVD Technology for our Advisory Board. Charlie’s extensive experience in international business, the film industry and technology, will enhance our strategic efforts for Hollywood’s adoption of Blu-ray® and 3D technology to enhance the DVD experience. We are very fortunate to have such a well respected and seasoned entertainment executive representing BlueStar to the motion picture and television industry.” stated Erick Hansen, Founder of BlueStar.
About BlueStar Technologies
BlueStar Technologies, Inc, located in Spokane, Washington, was launched in 2007 to provide the world’s first and only independently owned American Blu-ray® manufacturing facility. BlueStar specializes in BD-R, BD-RW, and mastering technology. They also provide the next generation of Blu-ray technologies and package assembly services for computer hardware, software, movie and video game industries. Mr. Hansen and his team, as many of you may know, helped create and introduce the world’s first DVD-ROM computer video game, “Wing Commander”, for Creative Labs. They succeeded at a time when all other major companies did not have the ability to bring this working solution to market.
“By incorporating Blu-ray® formats, as the next generation media format, we are entering a new technology frontier,” says Mr. Hansen.