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blank 07/27/17 11:48AM Oshkosh, Star Wars

Executive Producer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
to Introduce Film At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2


Blockbuster film to be shown July 27 at Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 25, 2017) — John Knoll, the executive producer and visual effects supervisor for the worldwide blockbuster hit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic, will add star power to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 as he introduces the film on Thursday evening, July 27, at AirVenture’s Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, the 65th annual fly-in convention for the Experimental Aircraft Association, runs July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The outdoor Fly-In Theater offer aviation and hit movies each night under the stars on a five-story high screen, drawing thousands of aviation enthusiasts to what has become an evening tradition at EAA AirVenture.

Knoll has been with Industrial Light & Magic since 1986, and is a highly sought-after visual effects supervisor after earning an Oscar and a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, as well as numerous other nominations. Along with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Knoll’s supervisory credits include the Star Wars prequels plus may other hit films.

He will introduce the film beginning at approximately 8:30 on July 27, with the film screening to follow. The Fly-In Theater is included with AirVenture admission (weekly and daily) that day.

Knoll‘s appearance continues a history of star-studded appearances at EAA’s Fly-In Theater, including actors Harrison Ford and John Travolta, producer/director George Lucas, and astronauts such as Jim Lovell.

In addition, Knoll will host a forum on “The Visual Effects of Rogue One” at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 28, in EAA’s Theater in the Woods.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAA

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