Robert Watts Autographed Star Wars Associate Producer photograph
Authentic Robert Watts Autographed Star Wars Associate Producer photograph, photo measures 8×10″. Signed in blue marker.
Watts employed by producer Gary Kurtz as production supervisor on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, having met Kurtz several years earlier in Los Angeles. Watts then enjoyed a long collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm, working as associate producer on The Empire Strikes Back and co-producer on Return of the Jedi; and as associate producer on Raiders of the Lost Ark and producer on; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and the Last Crusade. He also worked on other Steven Spielberg-presented productions including as producer on Who Framed Roger Rabbit and An American Tail; Fievel Goes West, and with Spielberg’s long-term producer Frank Marshall on Marshall’s second feature as director, Alive.
Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas; produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century-Fox. It stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing; Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew. It is the first installment of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Furthermore, Lucas had the idea for a science-fiction film in the vein of Flash Gordon around the time he completed his first film; THX 1138 (1971), and began working on a treatment after the release of American Graffiti (1973). Besides, Star Wars focuses on the journey of Luke Skywalker; who along with Han Solo and the wizened Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi; attempt to free Rebellion leader Princess Leia (Fisher) from the clutches of the Galactic Empire and the Sith lord Darth Vader. Additionally, the heroes, in league with the Rebel Alliance, attempt to destroy the Empire’s planet-destroying space station, the Death Star.