LifestyleArtsNewsEducationTop independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick for online masterclassBy Cian Reinhardt – April 23, 2020 826 INDEPENDENT film producer, Alicia Van Couvering will join Film in Limerick on Wednesday, April 29, for a free ‘creative producing’ online film masterclass through Innovate Limerick.The masterclass is the latest in the Wednesday Workshops series and is open to anyone in the Mid-West with an interest in filmmaking.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ten years ago, at the age of 22, American film producer, Van Couvering got her big break as the producer on Lena Dunham’s first feature Tiny Furniture, which launched Dunham’s career and became the basis for the hit HBO series GirlsSince then she has continued to champion indie directors and collaborate with indie stalwarts including Joe Swanberg, Ry Russo-Young, and Olivia Wilde. Van Couvering has worked with some of the most exciting young actors in Hollywood including Rebecca Hall, Anna Kendrick, Greta Gerwig, and John Krasinski, as well as big stars like Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon.Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan said Van Couvering is someone who built a “remarkable career” making personal films “with the best new talent in the industry”. “Alicia is someone who has built a remarkable career doing just that and continues to find and develop original exciting stories,” Said Mr Ryan, adding, “and I’m looking forward to hearing about her experiences and her advice for local producers looking to jump into making their own features”.In 2012 Van Couvering was listed as one of 10 producers changing Hollywood by The Wrap and her name continues to be attached to brave and original storytelling. She is set to make her first feature with an Irish director this coming year as producer of ‘The New World’ – the feature directorial debut from Irish actor, writer, and director, Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Catastrophe, Divorce).With her extensive experience finding, developing, and producing indie hits, Van Couvering will share her journey and insights in to developing films with new directors and how to build a flourishing career as a creative producer.The session with Alicia Van Couvering is the third of 10 free online Wednesday Workshops events that Film in Limerick has developed for aspiring and practicing filmmakers in the Mid-West. The initiative is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Register for the event here Facebook Email Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Previous articleAbbeyfeale company getting back to workNext articleWATCH: Highlights of Limerick’s 1973 and 2018 All Ireland Wins Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp Print Linkedin Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Advertisement Film in Limerick Launches New Documentary Film Scheme Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 TAGSartseducationfilm in limerickIrelandlifestyleLimerick City and County RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry
Star Files View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend.Tituss Burgess, Cristin Milioti & More Board 24 Hour MusicalsStage and screen faves Tituss Burgess and Cristin Milioti will appear in the seventh 24 Hour Musicals on April 13. Four short, brand-new musicals will be written, cast, rehearsed and performed over the period of a single day. Other stars in the lineup include Ashley Fink, Alicia Witt, Christine Lahti, Eden Espinosa, Julian Fleisher, Lea DeLaria, Shanola Hampton and Randy Harrison. The event is all in aid of The Orchard Project, an eight-year-old program that has served as a starting place for shows that have debuted in theaters across the U.S. and beyond. We imagine all involved will be deserving of a very large glass of Pinot Noir at the end of the evening.Ciara Renée Will Star in Arrow/Flash SpinoffShe’s been a superhero to us ever since we saw her circus skills in Pippin! Broadway alum Ciara Renée is following in Andy Mientus’ footsteps and will make her TV debut in the CW’s proposed Arrow/Flash spinoff series. Deadline reports that she will play Hawkgirl, aka Kendra Saunders, a young woman who is starting to realize that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When aggravated, she grows wings and taps into her previous ancient warrior identity. From Big Fish to big bird. Or something.Casting Set for Seattle’s Jasper in DeadlandSydney Shepherd will play Gretchen opposite the previously reported Matt Doyle in Jasper in Deadland at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle. The production will play April 30 through May 24 and also feature Andi Alhadeff, Kyle Bernbach, Jared Michael Brown, Kyle Robert Carter, Taryn Darr, Sarah Rose Davis, Frederick Hagreen, Louis Hobson, Diana Huey, Brandi Chavonne Massey, Caety Sagoian and Evan Woltz.Tony Nominee B.J. Crosby Dead at 62B.J. Crosby, who was Tony nominated for her performance in Smokey Joe’s Café and also appeared on the Great White Way in One Mo’ Time and Chicago, died on March 27 in New Orleans aged 62. The Times-Picayune reports that cause of death was complications from a stroke and diabetes. Crosby is survived by her son, Joseph Elloie, and three grandchildren.Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps for Jimmy Fallon’s VoicemailJimmy Fallon recently stopped by the Broadway-Bound Hamilton, where Lin-Manuel Miranda was auctioning off custom freestyle voicemails for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Tonight Show host bought one (of course he did!) and you can check out the Tony winner recording it below. We have a feeling Fallon won’t be deleting this from his cellphone anytime soon! Last night, @Lin_Manuel auctioned off custom freestyle voicemails for @BCEFA. @jimmyfallon bought one. The result… pic.twitter.com/2Y9R8njd1i— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) March 30, 2015 Lin-Manuel Miranda
Superstar Manny Pacquiao speaks with San Francisco Chronicle newspaper executive editorial staff during an interview, Thursday on ‘Day Four’ of his worldwide tour with New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri.Sitting with Pacquiao is Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.Pacquiao and Algieri, along with their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, promoters Bob Arum, Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo, and Ed Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., are on a 27, 273-Mile Media Tour, that began on Monday, August 25 at The Venetian Macao.The 12-day tour includes press conferences or public and private appearances scheduled for Macau, Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT.