Top independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick…

first_imgLifestyleArtsNewsEducationTop 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 Linkedincenter_img 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 industrylast_img read more

Birdman & Eddie Redmayne Among Big Winners at Oscars

first_img Eddie Redmayne, who won Tony and Olivier Awards in 2010 for Red and played Marius in the film adaptation of Les Miserables, took home the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Among the additional nominees were Birdman’s Michael Keaton, recent The Elephant Man star Bradley Cooper for American Sniper and Olivier winner Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game. The trophy for Actress in a Leading Role went to Broadway alum Julianne Moore for her performance in Still Alice. Broadway vet J.K. Simmons won for Actor in a Supporting Role for Whiplash. Want an Oscar? Make a film about Broadway (preferably shot to look like one take). Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and practically Broadway itself, took home the Academy Award for Best Picture on February 22. The film received three additional trophies for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Original Screenplay and Cinematography. Previous films with theater ties to take home the top honors include All About Eve (1950) and Shakespeare in Love (1998). The Oscar-winning screenwriting team consists of Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo and Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. Dinelaris is the bookwriter of the off-Broadway cult musical Zanna, Don’t! and has penned the book for the upcoming Broadway Gloria and Emilio Estefan bio-musical On Your Feet!. The film was nominated for nine Oscars total, including nods for recent Cabaret star Emma Stone, who played Sam, Riggan’s recently out-of-rehab daughter. View Comments Rob Marshall’s take on Into the Woods failed to take home trophies in the three categories for which it was nominated: Actress in a Supporting Role for Meryl Streep, Costume Design and Production Design; the awards went to Patricia Arquette for Boyhood and to The Grand Budapest Hotel. Despite the musical’s losses, the ceremony was full of moments for Broadway aficionados to obsess over, including Neil Patrick Harris’ opening song-and-dance number (because of course) penned by Frozen composing duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and featuring Into the Woods and The Last Five Years star Anna Kendrick, the brilliant 50th Anniversary tribute to The Sound of Music from Lady Gaga and a Smash-inspired in memoriam segment led by Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, who is slated to appear on Broadway this fall in The Color Purple. Set largely in Broadway’s St. James Theatre and featuring several of our favorite Great White Way landmarks (including The Rum House, which magically changed streets for the film), Birdman follows Riggan Thomson (Keaton), a past-his-prime actor who sets out to make his big comeback in a self-penned play.last_img read more

Sweetmas – a new sweet tourist story in Zagreb

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb has decided to supplement the mobile application Zagreb Be There, which serves tourists and citizens of Zagreb as a local insider, and thus use a smartphone to discover those less “tourist” places in the city, with a new story and a sweet story.Namely, after the recently presented three new routes intended for visitors to the city: Veliki Hrvati, Street art with the most interesting Zagreb murals and the Craft beer route, TZG Zagreb in cooperation with the famous pastry chef Petra Jelenić designed a new route of the mobile application Zagreb Be There – Sweetmas.Sweetmas the route contains locations where you can eat something sweet, and reveals to tourists places where they can eat those “traditional” cakes, but also places with more modern and innovative desserts. According to the recommendation of Petra Jelenić, seven sweet locations were singled out in the route: confectioneries Cukeraj, Orijent, Time, Medenko (Cafe in the yard), 041, bar Vis à Vis by Vincek and bakery Korica.”Cukeraj offers a combination of homemade and rustic cakes, and there I ate one of the most delicious hazelnut cakes”, says Petra Jelenić and adds: “At Orient I admire their tradition, innovation and perseverance, as one of the oldest pastry shops in Zagreb. Thus the patisserie is hi-tech and offers small masterpieces. I am addicted to Double Chocolate and Lipa Flower Ice Cream and toasted sunflower seeds in Medenko. At Confectionery 041 I never know which ice cream I will take first, but I usually end up on raspberries. Vis à Vis by Vincek is the only place that offers desserts adapted to people on special diets, and Korica is a bakery that makes bread only with original ingredients and in the traditional way ” expires master of confectionery Petra Jelenić. In addition to the Sweetmas route, there is also a refreshed traditional route Advent Zagreb. This year, in addition to the usual Zrinjevac, Fuliranje, Ice Park and Strauss, there are also the Grič Tunnel and the Upper Town.The application works on the principle of the game, so visitors who visit the entire route and register at each location along hashtag #BeThereZagreb, and win prizes. It’s free and available on Android and iPhone devices, and can also be downloaded from the microsite betherezagreb.com.Related news: THE COMBINATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IS THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO ZAGREB&lt;br /&gt;<br />
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