Howard Kazanjian A Producer's Life
Howard Kazanjian
A Producer's Life
By J. W. Rinzler
Foreword by Marcia Lucas
  • Imprint: Cameron Books
  • Publication Date: April 6, 2021
  • Price: $27.95
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN: 978-1-951836-18-4
  • EAN: 9781951836184
  • Page Count: 240
  • Illustrations: 50 color photographs
  • Format: Hardcover

A captivating exploration of the life, work, and insider insight of legendary film producer Howard Kazanjian

Howard Kazanjian had already worked with such master directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Wise, Billy Wilder, and Sam Peckinpah when he was recruited by his University of Southern California classmate George Lucas to be vice president of production on The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi, among other films. In a career spanning 50 years in the industry, Kazanjian has witnessed the transition of Hollywood from its twilight age to the digital world of today. His stories from the front lines on the set, granting insight into the techniques and personalities of some of Hollywood’s finest, illustrated with rare archival photographs, makes this a must-own volume for every cinephile.

About the author

J. W. Rinzler, former executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author 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.