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

Two sun bears break out of rescue center in Yogyakarta

first_imgTwo sun bears recently placed under quarantine at the Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC) in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, escaped from their cages on Wednesday afternoon.WRC manager Tarko Sudiarno said the two bears managed to escape their enclosures because a keeper forgot to lock their cages after feeding them.A security officer saw one of the bears, 4-year-old Vegan, roaming the complex at around 6 p.m., he said. Workers of the rescue center immediately caught and returned the bear to its cage. Sun bears, also known as honey bears, are a protected species in Indonesia. Bedu and Vegan were rescued from an illegal online trader several years ago and are due to be returned to their natural habitat in Kalimantan.WRC serves as a conservation center for a variety of wildlife, including those saved from illegal trade. The rescue center is currently home to around 160 animals, including orangutans and crocodiles.Tarko said the rescue center would conduct an internal evaluation of the incident.“However, we wouldn’t impose any sanction on the keeper [responsible for the incident] considering their extraordinary dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing fasting month,” he said. (rfa)Topics : The other bear, 8-year-old Bedu, managed to climb over a fence surrounding the rescue center.A joint search unit comprising WRC officers and local police and military personnel was promptly deployed to find the missing animal. Three hours later, the search team found Bedu milling about in a garden owned by a local resident.Read also: Wildlife agency rescues bear cub ensnared in trap in Riau oil palm plantation“We have caught them,” Tarko told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. “We finally managed to capture it with a webbing and then had it sedated.”last_img read more

Swiss FA issue statement after Granit Xhaka tells Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’

first_img Comment Advertisement Tom OlverTuesday 29 Oct 2019 12:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Granit Xhaka told Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’ during the side’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)The Swiss FA have given Granit Xhaka their full backing after the midfielder put his Arsenal career in jeopardy by swearing at fans during the side’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.Xhaka was replaced by Bukayo Saka in the 61st minute at the Emirates – after Arsenal had thrown away a two-goal lead – and supporters began booing the 27-year-old as he casually strolled off the pitch.After tossing the captain’s armband at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and cupping his ear to the crowd, Xhaka told supporters to ‘f*** off’ and stormed straight down the tunnel.Unai Emery hinted after the final whistle that Xhaka could be stripped of the captaincy and Arsenal legends such as Ian Wright, Emmanuel Petit and Nigel Winterburn have blasted the Switzerland international.ADVERTISEMENT Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fans is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Xhaka has reportedly snubbed Arsenal’s request to issue an apology to fans and looks set to receive a hefty fine from the club for his actions on Sunday afternoon.AdvertisementAdvertisementDespite Xhaka’s behaviour, the Swiss FA have thrown their support behind the player and confirmed that he will remain as captain of the international side.‘We are in contact with Granit,’ a Swiss FA spokesperson told The Evening Standard. ‘We appreciate the qualities and the importance he possesses for the national team.‘As a result, his standing will not change.’ Advertisement Xhaka headed straight down the tunnel after swearing at fans (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown believes Arsenal manager Emery is partly to blame for Xhaka’s shocking outburst at the weekend.‘Sunday was not the first time Granit Xhaka has been jeered by his own fans,’ Keown said in his Daily Mail column.‘It happened on September 22 too, when Aston Villa visited. Villa were leading 2-1 at the time, then Xhaka was substituted and serenaded by boos.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Arsenal, despite being down to 10 men, went on to win 3-2 without the midfielder. Then five days later, Unai Emery names Xhaka as captain anyway.‘Emery is as much to blame as anyone. If you let the players pick their skipper, then it becomes a popularity contest and that is not what leadership is about.‘I’ve never had a manager who decided the captaincy that way and, for me, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still the safer bet.’Should Xhaka be stripped of Arsenal’s captaincy?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: James Milner rates Liverpool’s title chances and names Wilfried Zaha as his toughest ever opponent Swiss FA issue statement after Granit Xhaka tells Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’last_img read more