Enviros Force Lucasfilm out of Marin

April 10, 2012

By Katy Grimes

After 25 years of fighting with Marin County residents, film maker George Lucas and Lucasfilm, the brains and talent  behind the Star Wars movies, took Marin County by surprise when his company announced that it has finally pulled the plug on plans to build a new filmmaking facility.

Environmentalists and some residents fought against the Lucasfilm plan to build a 269,000 square foot building, and apparently the hundreds of jobs the new moviemaking facility would generate.

However, there is some good news–Lucasfilm plans on selling the property to a developer for low-income housing.

Lucasfilm said they had other opportunities and still planned to build a new moviemaking plant and provide hundreds of jobs to another location… no word if the company is even staying in California.

Congratulations to Marin County for your progressive standards, and for standing up for property rights.

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