‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson to Appear at IrelandWeek

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Rian Johnson, right, with Daisy Ridley, left, on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

The director will take part in a discussion about filming on the west coast of Ireland.

Director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman will talk about filming Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the west coast of Ireland during IrelandWeek, which will be held in Los Angeles from Oct. 16-21.

As part of the inaugural week-long event promoting trade and cultural relastions between the U.S. and Ireland, Connect353, the conference component of the program, will take place Oct. 18-19 at LA Live Regal Theater in downtown Los Angeles, with Johnson and Bergman appearing on Oct. 19.

“We’re delighted to support IrelandWeek in its endeavor to showcase the wealth of creative talent coming out of Ireland across the film television and animation industries. The Irish screen sectors are thriving as recently indicated by the huge presence of Irish filmmakers at this year’s Toronto International Film. IrelandWeek promises to showcase the best work from our industry, focused on a wide range of work from the magnificent feature film The Breadwinner developed and produced in Kilkenny; to Star Wars the Last Jedi which filmed on location along the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast,” James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board said.

In addition to Connect353, IrelandWeek will present events around Los Angeles featuring arts and culture from Ireland such as famed drag queen/host Panti Bliss, Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne and Irish celebrity chef Donal Skehan.

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