Production company Lucasfilm presents an exclusive advance screening of its highly-anticipated animated film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as part of the new Production Studio Nights at the SIGGRAPH 2008 Computer Animation Festival. Hosted by John Knoll, visual effects supervisor from Industrial Light & Magic, the evening will begin with a behind-the-scenes discussion about the film's design and style with the film's director, Dave Filoni. The advance screening of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will follow the discussion on Thursday, 14 August at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. "SIGGRAPH is honored to host this special advance screening at the Festival," says Jill Smolin, SIGGRAPH 2008 entertainment director. "The Star Wars films have always been stellar examples of visionary visual effects. Seeing these effects paired with computer animation, and the behind-the-scenes knowledge from Dave Filoni will be an incredible experience for fans and film professionals alike."