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Star Wars' studio opens Singapore production facility

"Star Wars"creator George Lucas poses with characters from the movies "Star Wars" during the opening ceremony of the "Sandcrawler" building, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Singapore. The "Sandcrawler" building, aptly named due to its resemblance to a large vehicle featured in the original "Star Wars" film, is home to the regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, The Walt Disney Company (South East Asia) and ESPN Asia Pacific. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Star Wars' studio opens Singapore production facility

Yahoo NewsJanuary 16, 2014

US entertainment giant Lucasfilm inaugurated its first overseas production complex on Thursday in Singapore, which will tap Asian talent to support future "Star Wars" movies and other projects.

Founder George Lucas and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attended the opening of the seven-storey building -- called "Sandcrawler" after a large treaded vehicle in the original "Star Wars" movie -- in a high-tech industrial park.

The new building will also house sports broadcaster ESPN Asia-Pacific as well as the Southeast Asian operations of Walt Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm in 2012. (AP)

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