Monday, April 11, 2011

Carlyle to House "Avatar" Sequels

Hollywood Reporter wrote:

Director James Cameron and 20th Century Fox have signed a lease for studio and office space at MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach and will use the facility for the motion capture photography and high-tech production on two highly-anticipated sequels to Avatar, the biggest blockbuster of all time.

Completion of the Manhattan Beach deal with Raleigh Studios, which operates the property for its owner, private equity firm Carlyle Group, ends a long search for Avatar’s new home.
Art meets life, as Carlyle doesn't hesitate to use government power to advance its private equity interests.  Avatar found a PEU owned home.  (PEU stands for private equity underwriter.)  It's unclear how the Navi can take back their world from ubiquitous greed, like Carlyle's.

James Cameron and Carlyle share an interest in Brazil.  I can see a Brazilian Avatar tour, put together by Carlyle affiliate CVC, with travel health insurance by Qualicorp.  Will the Navi wear Scalina lingerie?   How might digital media affiliates The Mill or The Foundry benefit.  Either way, I smell bazillians.