Hollywood commits to war effort with premiere on aircraft carrier

LOS ANGELES: 20th Century Fox hosted the international premier of

military thriller Behind Enemy Lines onboard a navy carrier during the

Thanksgiving weekend, becoming the first studio to act on Washington's

request for Hollywood's support of the war.



"A short time ago, I joined other studio executives in a meeting with

White House advisor Karl Rove to explore ways in which the film industry

could step up its efforts to aid the men and women serving our country,"

said Fox studio head Tom Rothman in a statement. "As a first step, we

decided to bring Behind Enemy Lines directly to those who helped inspire

the movie and make it happen."



The premiere took place on the USS Carl Vinson, currently stationed in

the Arabian Sea. Part of the thriller about a pilot shot down in hostile

territory was filmed onboard the carrier, and many of the 5,000-strong

crew appear as extras.



David Keith, the film's costar, was also present for the premiere, and

celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday onboard.



Fox also screened the film at a San Diego naval base earlier in November

aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which recently returned from active

duty.



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