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George Lucas studio set for Gastown 0

By Ben Bulmer, 24 hours Vancouver

George Lucas. (WENN.COM)

George Lucas. (WENN.COM)

The company that created the special effects for Star Wars and Jurassic Park, among others, is bringing the action to Gastown.

Industrial Light and Magic, a visual effects company founded by director George Lucas, is opening a permanent studio on Water Street. The venture, which launches Monday, is hoping to grow its workforce from about 60 at present to 200 by summer.

The company is currently working on Transformers: Age of Extinction and the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles epic.

The studio will also contribute to Warcraft and upcoming Star Wars movies.

No financial details were released.

 

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