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Marin County begs some more, but George Lucas still says no

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

imageEver since the Star Wars director pulled the plug two weeks ago on plans for a state-of-the-art digital production facility at the old Grady Ranch, to the delight of neighbors, county officials have been doing back-flips trying to get him to change his mind. First a Board of Supervisors meeting turned into a Lucasfilm love-fest, to no avail. And now, in what Supervisor Susan Adams called a last-minute “Hail Mary,” the director’s company has said no thanks to an offer to swiftly remove regulatory hurdles, the Marin IJ says.

Add: The latest effort was aimed at making it possible for construction of a TV and film facility to start by June 15. But the company says it has no reason to believe its Lucas Valley neighbors wouldn’t file a lawsuit to disrupt things and intends to move on.


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