A second Troy is the burning ambition for film industry

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp TAGSfilmLimerick City and CountyNewsTroyTroy Studios Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleWATCH: John Kiely on the importance of improving year on yearNext articleHigh flying Munsters welcome leaders Con to Greenfields Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img Advertisement Email Linkedin Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print A SECOND Troy studio is on the cards for Limerick, such is the success of the film production site at the former Dell computer factory in Castletroy.Members of Limerick City and County Council’s Economic Development Enterprise and Planning Committee have been told that the success achieved by Troy has sparked the search for another premises to start a second studio.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Innovate Limerick chief executive David Cantwell said that an important part of his organisation’s work is to make the Mid West a more attractive location for film production.“Troy is a success story and we have been working with Screen Ireland and Screen Training Ireland to develop the sector. There’s up to €500 million in film project funding floating around looking for somewhere to get started.”Mr Cantwell said they are currently seeking suitable premises and while Limerick is a likely location it could also go to the county or other big Mid West towns.Either way, he said there would be Limerick jobs created, and “well-paid jobs” at that.“It doesn’t have to have as a big a floor space as Troy but it does need height and that is very important. It could well be a smaller concern able to accommodate some of the lower budget productions.“Troy is aimed at the big-ticket productions for Netflix and the like but they tend to stay a few months and then leave, taking their skills with them.“If we had smaller productions rolling over the whole time, it would be an enormous advantage in training people in the skill sets they need for the industry.Other projects that Innovate is currently involved in include developing an ehub in Abbeyfeale and helping to develop the Kilmallock business park.The company has also acquired the former social welfare building in Limerick City and Theatre Royal to facilitate expansion and establishment of the Digital Collaboration Centre.Responding to Cllr Stephan Kearey (FG), who asked whether Limerick has the necessary skill sets to fill those additional jobs, Mr Cantwell said it is a “new industry and we are somewhat reliant on attracting outside skills.“But there is a lot of work being done on films in particular and at third level. We are now establishing the Mid West Film Eduction and Training group.”“There are 450 people working n Troy right now and there’s a good representation of local people working there, particularly on sets.”Mr Cantwell added that it was the industry itself which was saying that there is a requirement for another facility.Cllr Bridie Collins (FF) said the further growth of a film industry in the Mid West “could be used as an argument for support for Shannon airport.“If Limerick is becoming a hub for film investment – they seem to tie up,” she said. NewsBusinessLocal NewsPoliticsA second Troy is the burning ambition for film industryBy Bernie English – December 12, 2019 256 last_img read more

Young & Free Michigan’s Winters among top 20 Live! host finalists

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Young & Free Michigan Spokester Erin Winters is among the top 20 finalists to sit in the co-host chair next to Kelly Ripa during one episode of Live with Kelly!The “Live with Kelly and You” Co-host Search Contest solicited videos from aspiring talk show hosts throughout the United States and Canada. The first entry from Winters was selected as one of the top 40 entries among the thousands of videos submitted. Once in the top 40, Winters was asked to submit a second video with a “How To…” theme. The Live with Kelly staff then narrowed down the contest entries to 20. Winters was one of the lucky participants to be selected.Winters and Young & Free Michigan are powered by Michigan First CU, based in Lathrup Village, Mich.“My dad encouraged me to enter the contest and, on a whim, I decided to give it a shot,” said Winters. “Serving as the Young & Free Michigan Spokester has truly helped me leverage my creativity and personality when on camera. I’m hoping to bring that energy and excitement to New York and Live with Kelly.” continue reading »last_img read more

SAFA to confirm Bafana fixture

first_imgThe South African Football Association (SAFA) will on Friday, 6 March 2015 unveil the long-awaited opponents for Bafana Bafana at a Press Conference at SAFA House reports safa.net.The announcement scheduled for 11:00 will also coincide with the programme of the national under-23 squad, who are preparing for the Olympic qualifiers, coach Owen da Gama will spell out a detailed programme regarding the under-23’s at the same function. “The long wait is over. We will announce who Bafana Bafana will play at the end of this month. We will also take the opportunity to give out details about the U23’s upcoming programme,” said SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan.The SAFA President said Friday’s announcement will underscore the Association’s drive to mould all of South Africa’s national team into continental powerhouses and world-beaters.“As we prepare to announce Bafana Bafana’s next opponents on Friday, we are mindful of the goals the Association set itself under the objective of Vision 2022. While we areon track to achieve those goals, we would like to expedite the process by pitting out national teams against high calibre opponents in a bid to be among the best on the continent and the world,” said Dr Jordaan.Bafana Bafana expected to line-up against Australia on Saturday, March 28 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. This will be South Africa’s first competitive match since being dumped out of AFCON 2015 in the group stages.last_img read more