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Howard Kazanjian: A Producer's Life By J. W. Rinzler

Posted by Chris on December 6, 2020 at 12:27 AM CST

A brand new book detailing the life and career of producer Howard Kazanjian is on the way and Star Wars fans will want to add this one to their collection. Slated for an April 6, 2021 release, the hardcover is written by the great J. W. Rinzler and boasts more than 400 pages which includes black & white & color photos with the Forward written by Marcia Lucas. Published by Abrams Books and imprinted by Cameron Books.

From Abrams Books:

Howard Kazanjian, a film producer whose career spans 50 years, has collaborated with Hollywood legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Sam Peckinpah, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas, and worked on such classics as The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. Complete with personal anecdotes from the front lines, and coupled with rare archival photographs, this full-length biography tells the story of Kazanjian’s rise in Hollywood and takes us behind the scenes of the producer’s role in some of the biggest blockbusters in film history.

J. W. Rinzler, former executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author of The Making of Star Wars, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones, and The Star Wars, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel, adapted from George Lucas’s original rough draft. Marcia Lucas is an Academy Award–winning film editor who’s worked on such legendary films as Star Wars, American Graffiti, Taxi Driver, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.
Rinzler recently revealed the full cover for the book via his Twitter account.

Source: Abrams Books

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