UC Riverside's Jodie Holt Talks about her Involvement with the Film 'Avatar' (video) University of California - Riverside Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption When film director James Cameron needed to build an alien botanical world for "Avatar," he asked botanist Jodie Holt of the University of California, Riverside for guidance. Holt discusses her involvement with the movie. Credit UCR Strategic Communications Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.