George Lucas Cancels Controversial Studio Complex

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT) -- Billionaire movie mogul George Lucas said late Tuesday that he planned to back away from a proposed 263,701-square-foot media production complex on his San Anselmo, Calif., estate and sell the property, citing opposition from residents and a drawn-out planning process.

The 52-acre production studio that was planned for Lucas' Grady Ranch had been the subject of heated debate for more than a decade, with homeowners in the largely residential area expressing concerns about traffic, noise and environmental issues and showing up to speak out against the...
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