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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lucas empire strikes back in Calif. studio battle

By TERENCE CHEA George Lucas' empire is striking back in its long-running battle to build a palatial film studio in the pastoral hills north of San Francisco. Lucasfilm Ltd., the force behind the Star Wars movies, shocked Marin County on Tuesday by more
BusinessWeek ( 4/11/2012 1:39:20 AM -08:00 )

George Lucas loses NIMBY clash over giant digital arts complex
The "Star Wars" filmmaker had hoped to build a 260000-square-foot technology production facility about 30 minutes north of San Francisco. But neighbors didn't want the project. by Daniel Terdiman April 11, 2012 12:04 AM PDT Follow @GreeterDan George more
CNET ( 4/10/2012 11:09:08 PM -08:00 )

George Lucas withdraws Marin plans amid protests
Filmmaker George Lucas withdrew his plans Tuesday to build a giant mission-style movie-making palace in a pristine meadow in Marin County, blaming protesting neighbors for torpedoing what many believed would be an economic and environmental bonanza for more
San Francisco Chronicle ( 4/10/2012 7:43:44 PM -08:00 )

Lucasfilm Abandons Grady Ranch Project
TERENCE CHEA 04/10/12 10:56 PM ET AP SAN FRANCISCO — George Lucas' film production company on Tuesday abandoned plans to build a sprawling studio in a rustic valley north of San Francisco, saying it has no desire to be seen as "an evil empire. more
Huffington Post ( 4/10/2012 7:17:39 PM -08:00 )

Lucasfilm abandons controversial studio project
By TERENCE CHEA A company owned by filmmaker George Lucas said Tuesday it has abandoned plans to build a big digital production studio on historic farmland in Marin County, citing opposition from neighbors worried about its impact on the environment. more
BusinessWeek ( 4/10/2012 5:37:31 PM -08:00 )

Lucasfilm scraps plans for new studio in Marin County
Lucasfilm, the company behind the "Star Wars" movies, said it was scrapping plans to build a huge studio facility in Marin County, citing longstanding opposition from homeowners. "The level of bitterness and anger expressed by the homeowners in Lucas more
Los Angeles Times ( 4/10/2012 5:23:44 PM -08:00 )

Lucasfilm abandons studio plan at Marin County site
Lucasfilm abandons studio plan at Marin County siteIn this artist rendering released by Lucas Films, a drawing of the proposed Industrial Light & Magic campus, is shown. Residents in a tony Marin County neighborhood just north of San Francisco have balked at filmmaker George Lucas' plans to build his more
abc7news.com ( 4/10/2012 11:13:46 PM -08:00 )

George Lucas - George Lucas Scraps Headquarters Expansion Plans
George Lucas - George Lucas Scraps Headquarters Expansion PlansStar Wars mogul George Lucas has abandoned plans to expand his moviemaking headquarters on farmland in California following complaints from local residents. The legendary director was given the go ahead from local officials to build a new digital media more
Contactmusic.com ( 4/10/2012 11:02:26 PM -08:00 )

Lucasfilm drops plans for studio
After a 25-year fight, George Lucas' production company has given up plans to build a huge studio complex in Northern California. (Credit: WireImage) George Lucas' film production company on Tuesday abandoned plans to build a sprawling studio in a more
Metromix New York ( 4/10/2012 9:31:51 PM -08:00 )

Lucasfilm Swaps Studio Project for Housing Projects
By Mathew Luschek A company owned by filmmaker George Lucas is abandoning plans to build a big digital production studio on historic farmland in Northern California's Marin County. Lucasfilm had originally planned to develop the old Grady Ranch, more
NBC 6 Miami ( 4/10/2012 7:57:16 PM -08:00 )

Lucasfilm Backs Out Of Plan To Build Digital Studio In Marin County: AP
“We have several opportunities to build the production stages in communities that see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire, and if we are to stay on schedule we must act on those opportunities,” Lucasfilm said in a statement. more
Deadline.com ( 4/10/2012 7:07:13 PM -08:00 )

Force not with Lucasfilm's new studio
From: AP GEORGE Lucas's film production company has abandoned plans to build a sprawling studio in a rustic valley north of San Francisco, saying it has no desire to be seen as "an evil empire". Lucasfilm, the force behind the Star Wars movies, more
Adelaide Now ( 4/10/2012 5:35:40 PM -08:00 )

LucasFilm Pulls the Plug on Movie Studio Grady Ranch
By Nicole Ely After several public meetings on the merits of its proposed digital studio in Lucas Valley, Skywalkers Properties LTD. decided to withdraw it's application for the project. "The level of bitterness and anger expressed by the homeowners in more
Patch.com ( 4/10/2012 4:53:34 PM -08:00 )

George Lucas company abandons contentious plan to build big production studio
By TERENCE CHEA | AP | Apr 10, 2012 7:09 PM CDT in A company owned by filmmaker George Lucas said Tuesday it has abandoned plans to build a big digital production studio on historic farmland in Marin County, citing opposition from neighbors worried more
Newser ( 4/10/2012 4:11:36 PM -08:00 )

Lucasfilm stuns Marin, pulls plug on Grady Ranch movie studio project
By Nels Johnson An artist rendering of George Lucas' Grady Ranch project. The filmmaker announced Tuesday he is abandoning plans to build a cutting-edge digital media production facility for both movies and television off Lucas Valley Road. more
Marin Independent-Journal ( 4/10/2012 2:38:33 PM -08:00 )

George Lucas drops controversial Grady Ranch plan
Filmmaker George Lucas dropped plans to build a film studio on rural land he owns in Marin County. Lucas planned a 270000-square-foot digital movie studio and associated facilities at the Grady Ranch site, but even though the project had been approved more
San Francisco Business Times ( 4/10/2012 1:25:16 PM -08:00 )

Lucas withdraws Grady Ranch studio project
By Jeff Quackenbush, Business Journal Staff Reporter Filmmaker and Marin resident George Lucas planned to build this 270000-square-foot office building and digital movie studio on his Grady Ranch property off Lucas Valley Road near San Rafael. more
North Bay Business Journal ( 4/10/2012 12:58:11 PM -08:00 )

Marin Supes Wrap Busy Week
From nominating the Civic Center for UN World Heritage status and adopting a social media playbook to the ongoing appeal of George Lucas' Grady Ranch project, here's a wrap-up of last week's Marin County Board of Supervisors meeting. more
Patch.com ( 4/9/2012 9:54:55 AM -08:00 )