NIMBY Skywalker

George Lucas has canceled a proposed studio development project due to objections from neighbors.

The controversial Grady Ranch project, Lucasfilm’s new digital media production facility, would have been built in the same valley that has been home to Skywalker Ranch since the 1970s. The approval process has been stalled by bitter opposition from locals.

“We love working and living in Marin, but the residents of Lucas Valley have fought this project for 25 years, and enough is enough,” the company said in a statement. “We have several opportunities to build the production stages in communities that see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire.”

[Thanks to David Klaus for the link.]

1 thought on “NIMBY Skywalker

  1. What kind of old fuddy-duddy wouldn’t want to wake up in the morning to the sound of an Imperial War Machine stomping across a location shot at the nearly Lucus studio? Next they’ll complain that the stretch limos are taking up all the parking spaces on the street.

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