Acclaimed director James Cameron’s state-of-the-art Lightstorm Entertainment studio was approved on Wednesday by the Agoura Hills Planning Commission as a city-sanctioned digital movie studio.
The Commission voted unanimously to consider the studio at 29901 Agoura Rd. to be within one of three permitted Business Park-Manufacturing zones in Agoura Hills.
"I see this as a great opportunity for Agoura Hills," said commissioner Illene Buckley Weber. "It’s going to employ people . . . It’s a vision that Agoura Hills always wanted.”
Despite concerns over potential traffic to the area, Brian Poliquin, architect of the Lightstorm Entertainment project, assured the Commission that the 52,000-square-foot studio's operations would be conducted indoors, …Read more >
After just over a year, we have assembled an encyclopedia with 600 entries on everything from big topics like Jake Sully down to things most fans will have never heard of like the Trackmate Microscope.
It took us 186 days to get here from 500, averaging at 1.86 articles a day. We are sort of entering the lull before the storm now; the time when we fans hole up in preparation for the coming hurricane that is the sequel. We aren't going to see much in the way of new material over the next couple of years, but that isnt going to stop us from refining and polishing our encyclopedia and organise the information it contains.
Here's a big thank you to everyone on Avatar Wiki, from the unregistered contributors to the admins themselves.Read more >
An initiative that stemmed from the core message of James Cameron's "Avatar" has been more successful than even organizers had hoped. Here's the release from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment:
Washington, D.C. – Jan. 19 - Earth Day Network announced today that it has exceeded its one-million-tree goal for The Avatar Home Tree Initiative with the planting of 1,006,639 trees on six continents in 2010. The resulting reforestation, sustainable development and increase in environmental awareness will last far into the future. The project was made possible through the generous support of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and its "Avatar" Blu-ray & DVD. It was accomplished through the tireless work of 17 partner organizations. Over 3…Read more >
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The score of Avatar was released almost a year ago, but it was inelegible for the Grammys, because it was released after the Grammy's deadline, apparently. After many months, it got nominated for the category of Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. This marks James Horner's 8th Grammy nomination, and this could be his third win. The widely acclaimed Avatar: Music from the Motion Picture has been nominated for several major awards, including the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAS. James Horner will be facing other highly acclaimed soundtracks, most notably Inception (Hans Zimmer) and Alice in Wonderland (Danny Elfman), which are considered the frontrunners. The other nods go to Toy Story (Randy New…Read more >