William Eichler 24 April 2024

Avatar director James Cameron backs studio plans

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Oscar winning film director James Cameron has thrown his weight behind proposals for a new film studio west of London.

In a letter to Buckinghamshire Council, the director – famed for such hits as Titanic and Avatar – said he was impressed by the plans for Marlow Film Studios.

In October, the council’s planning committee deferred their decision on the studio to 2024, despite the former quarry site being recommended for refusal by planning officers.

The committee said it wanted more time to further consider greenbelt and highways issues.

In his letter, Mr Cameron said the studio could be a base for his company Lightstorm3D and potentially host a training centre for creatives working with 3D technology.

Sam Mendes, director of Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, wrote to the council last year to express his support for the plans ‘as a resident of South Bucks and member of the film community’.

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