Kiri Hart Leaves Lucasfilm Story Group, Now a Consultant For Lucasfilm

In an article posted on Variety (by way of this tweet from our great friend Paul Bateman), we have learned that Kiri Hart is no longer a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group. She has moved on to a new role as creative advisor for a program called Rideback TV Incubator launched by Dan Lin’s production company Rideback and Media Rights Capital.

The incubator offers a paid, eight-month residency program to a group of eight writers who have each previously been staffed on series and want to create their own drama series for cable and streaming. The goal of the new venture is to support experienced TV drama writers from diverse backgrounds who are on the cusp of advancing their careers.

The article states that Hart will also be serving as a consultant for Lucasfilm, but does not go into greater detail on specifically what areas of the company she will be lending her expertise to.

Kiri Hart, who established the Lucasfilm Story Group overseeing “Star Wars” development and now acts as a consultant for Lucasfilm, will serve as creative advisor. Elsie Choi, former head of development for Mad Rabbit, has been named executive director and will oversee the program.

Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.