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February 26, 2007
Craig Derrick is an accomplished, creative executive with a proven track record for developing award-winning, blockbuster games, including the fastest-selling LEGO game in history, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, launching one of the biggest hits in mobile gaming, the $1.5B+ top-grossing Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, and his leadership across the storied Lucasfilm franchises.
In his role at The Walt Disney Company, Craig drives the product vision, content strategy, and execution across a diverse slate of global, interactive entertainment and experiences for Lucasfilm Games, including the squad-based multiplayer game Star Wars: Hunters, the upcoming cinematic action-adventure game, Star Wars Eclipse, the untitled Indiana Jones project and the long-awaited, Return to Monkey Island.
Before re-joining Lucasfilm, Craig co-founded and directed Fifth Journey's creative slate, focusing on bridging Western and Asian markets to Hollywood talent; he previously ran production at TinyCo, where he was instrumental in producing the Studio's first licensed games and brand partnerships, and spent seven years at LucasArts incubating and nurturing blockbuster IPs, including Star Wars 1313 and Monkey Island. He began his career at Parallax Software, creators of the revolutionary first-person shooter series Descent.
Craig is a Producers Guild of America member and actively contributes to the film, game, and academic communities. He has spoken at Star Wars Celebration, the Game Developers Conference, and San Diego Comic-Con, and was interviewed by Bloomberg, Venture Beat, USA Today, and other online & print news sites.