Hollywood happenings for Harris film festival

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Previous articleThe Simon and Garfunkel StoryNext articleLimerick man seeks funding for ebola campaign Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Linkedin by Rose RusheLeft, Jamie Harris, Allegra and Jared Harris and niece, EllaPhoto: Billy HayesTHE band played on the packed opening night party for the Richard Harris International Film Festival in George Boutique Hotel as Harris Bros, Jared (‘Lincoln’, ‘Mad Men’) and Jamie (‘The Prestige’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’) held court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Richard’s sons are active supporters of the festival that platforms new work by Irish film makers and promotes industry by the diaspora. They were present for the premier of Limerick producer Keith Bogue’s well received film, ‘All Washed Away’. It features Jon Kenny in title role, a host of local actors and crew, and sound mix by Tom Newman, producer of the seminal ‘Tubular Bells’.Committed to covering every aspect of the Harris programme (October 24-26),they also presented ‘Transformers’ actor Jack Reynor with the first ever Richard Harris Award for Break-Through Artist, who attended with Limerick fiancée, model Madeline Mulqueen. Next week, the Harrises meet with festival director Zeb Moore and movie makers in Los Angeles to expand on strategy for 2015’s event on a transatlantic scale.The three days (October 24-26) of networking and film competition coincided with the 12-year anniversary of the death of the late Oscar nominated Harris Snr.“It is a wonderful honour to be here in Limerick for this, I feel massively honoured for my Dad,” Jamie Harris said in heartfelt tones Limerick Post. “I feel that he would have loved it. I think it is wonderful that his name is kept alive like this”, appreciating the platform for emerging film makers and actors.“The Irish film industry world has changed and it’s very hard to get film made unless they are big budget movies, often very facile without much depth”.While Jamie is busy actor (‘Kingdom’, ‘Agents of the Shield’ in the pipes), older brother Jared is known for award winning work on many projects. Musing on what lies ahead for this emerging international fulcrum created by Zeb Moore, Eleanor McSherry and Rob Gill, Jared underpinned its strengths:“It’s unique in that this is the only film festival in the world to be based around and actor,” he observed. “The longevity of the Richard Harris International Film Fest [2014 was the second], it needs to rely on his personality and interests and the source of all things that originated in Limerick that influenced Dad.“We are now able to look back on his time here, a time when Limerick was very Catholic, religious, restrictive,” stated the Emmy and Screen Actors Guild winner. “At the same time [Richard] was having this incredible experience of sport through rugby although that was short term.“He discovered his love of theatre here while he spend two years in recovery”.On Saturday 25, 10 new short films were screened in competition for selection to screen in California’s prestigious Newport Beach Festival in a unique tie-in that attracted submissions from all over. Twittercenter_img NewsHollywood happenings for Harris film festivalBy Rose Rushe – October 30, 2014 655 Advertisement Print Emaillast_img read more

How the Road Team Experienced The Festy Experience

first_imgThe sun was shining, the hippies were singing, and it felt like we had a little piece of festival paradise to share with over 5,000 people at this year’s The Festy Experience. The Festy is a gathering of incredible artists in Nelson County, Virginia in early October. You would think that would set you up for crisp air and cool nights to enjoy bluegrass on three different stages, but mother nature had a different plan. This Festival was full on happy sunshine and hot vibes and only let up on Sunday when drizzle blessed the sweaty, sunburnt faces of festival goers. Now that the scene is set- let’s dive in! With a quick set up of the Blue Ridge Outdoors tent near the main stage, Ben and I settled into our chairs and prepared for four days of festivities. Thursday night, festival goers were already showing up to our tent to grab a magazine and check out sweet swag from our sponsors. The tunes echoed into the Virginia hills and the mugginess finally broke to reveal a calm evening for the super dedicated Festy Experience attendees to begin the boogying.Because of it’s proximity to Charlottesville, plenty of the Blue Ridge Outdoors office employees made their way down to Nelson County to keep us company. We also ran into a few different friends from festival’s past. We’ve unknowingly become part of a festival community that has reunions every weekend. The next few days were filled with incredible artists, intriguing workshops (mushroom growing anyone?), dancing with friends, and too much nitro coffee. Saturday morning was reserved for the 21st Blue Ridge Burn, a 5k/10k run that raises funds for Southern Environmental Law Center. Runners of all ages lined up to race across the rugged, rolling hills of Nelson County.This festival is well organized, has activities and a large play area for kids, and keeps mother nature in mind. Everyone gets one stainless steel cup when they arrive and that’s your drinking vessel for the rest of the festival. There is ample separated recycling, and free filtered water provided as long as you bring your own cup. The grounds stayed clean and everyone respected the space.Once the tunes had finished, smaller jam sessions popped up among the trees in the campgrounds. When the love for bluegrass is strong, it will be played at all hours of the night.The Roanoke GO Outside Festival is up next. Come find the Blue Ridge Outdoors tent and say hello!As with every event we attend, we will be repping our sponsors and their awesome gear! You can check out first hand what we use on the road to live outside and play, including gear from La Sportiva, Crazy Creek, National Geographic, RovR Products, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, LifeStraw, and Lowe Alpine.last_img read more

Legal Roundup

first_img August 1, 2005 Regular News Legal Roundup: Bartelle to Lead FAWL: June McKinney Bartelle was recently installed as president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She is a senior assistant attorney general where she serves as the general counsel to the Florida Commission for Independent Education in Tallahassee. “As a woman who is dedicated to the principles upon which FAWL was founded, I am proud to have been selected by our membership to continue the kinds of programs that have propelled women into the forefront of our profession,” she said. Manatee Bar Bestows Honors: The Manatee County Bar Association recently recognized two members for their record of service to the community. Judge Thomas M. Gallen received the Manatee County Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Judge Charles E. Williams received the Community Service Leader Award. The Manatee County Bar also installed Gregory S. Hagopian as president of the association. Other officers are President-elect Barrett Bell, Secretary Mary Fabre Levine, and Treasurer Lisa Bell. Directors include Mark Nelson, Adam Mohammadbhoy, Barbara Levin, Eric Bruce Angelina Colonnesso, James Minix, and Gilbert Smith, Jr. FSU’s Weidner Assumes Chair: Florida State University Provost Larry Abele appointed Law Dean Don Weidner to the newly created Alumni Centennial Chair. The position — endowed in excess of $1 million — was established by several alumni to honor Weidner for his many years of leadership at the law school. Weidner will hold the chair for as long as he is a member of the faculty. When he retires, the chair will be renamed the Donald J. Weidner Chair and will be used to support the sitting dean of the law school. The effort to endow the chair was spearheaded by Ed Walborsky, a 1979 graduate and outgoing president of the college of law’s alumni association. Other donors included Chris Cadenhead, Wayne and Pat Hogan, David and Deborah Fonvielle, Phil and Rita Blank, Sheila McDevitt, Buck and Donna Vocelle, Tom Scarritt, Mark Williamson, Judge Terry Terrell, Larry Beltz, and Rick and Karen Torpy. Bailey to Lead Broward Bar: Tim Bailey was installed as president of the Broward County Bar, 20 years after his father Patrick lead the association. The Broward County Bar consists of approximately 2,500 of Broward’s roughly 7,000 lawyers. Stetson Wins Professionalism Award: The Florida Bar honored Stetson University College of Law with a professionalism award at the Annual Meeting. Stetson’s Centers for Excellence in Advocacy and Elder Law received the 2005 Professionalism Award for its Elder Law Ethics Video Project. The series of 15 educational videos encourage professionalism by illustrating how elder law students, attorneys, and judges can deal successfully with ethical issues in the real world. UF Initiates Advanced Degree: The University of Florida’s Levin College of Law is launching a master of laws in international taxation degree. Though the program was created primarily to serve foreign students, law school administrators believe it will also attract U.S. students. “Legal expertise in international taxation is greatly valued in a world of multinational corporations, electronic commerce, and international business and investment transactions,” said Associate Dean Michael Friel, head of the law school’s graduate tax program. “U.S. lawyers in cities throughout the country must become more familiar with international tax rules, and foreign lawyers must become more familiar with both U.S. and international tax rules.” Legal Rounduplast_img read more