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  05 May 2013
SJMN: ILM might open shop in the UK

As the studio prepares production for the first of the new "Star Wars" movies, special effects giant Industrial Light & Magic may open a facility in the United Kingdom to take advantage of foreign tax subsidies, the company told TheWrap on Tuesday.

Great. Now C-3PO won't be the only robot with an English accent.

Miles Perkins, head of corporate communications for ILM's parent company, Lucasfilm, said that the company is considering doing the effects work in London. "We're evaluating a number of different scenarios and doing our due diligence," he said.

The move could be significant, especially in the Bay Area, where ILM is based, though there's no word on how many area jobs might be affected. TheWrap reported the company has explored installing fiber optic cable so its team based at the company's headquarters in the Presidio of San Francisco can oversee work coming from the U.K.

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  05 May 2013
ILM a cometh and a Framestore a taketh away...
  05 May 2013
I just want to update that Star Wars will be filmed in UK-

I wonder does this mean the VFX will be done in the UK too? Also if ILM will open a new studio in London?
  05 May 2013
ILM have been talking about opening in London for almost a year now. This is hardly news.
  05 May 2013
This thread should be changed to ILM will now will open a shop in London to do the vfx work on Star Wars now that the UK government has given out a big fat tax break.

  05 May 2013
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