Media Job Opportunity

Posted: August 4, 2017 in Filming, live Event, media
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Independent.ie is looking for producers for podcast and video

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Independent House, Talbot Street, Dublin
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

August 3 2017 3:54 PM

Independent.ie is seeking freelance producers to work on some of our podcast and video programming.

This is a unique opportunity to join the Independent.ie team on a project by project basis to help drive our steadily growing podcast and video output.

We have a unique range of content across both audio and video including The Left Wing with Luke Fitzgerald, the Throw In GAA Championship Podcast and the Floating Voters’ Political Podcast.

This is a chance to work with some of the best talent journalism has to offer on Ireland’s biggest news platform.

The successful candidates will be required to:

* Develop and produce podcasts and/or digital video packages

* Collaborate with editorial colleagues on ideas for audio/video content

* Generate ideas and pitch them in sync with the news cycle

* Liaise with and facilitate presenters, guests and talent required for shows

* Uphold editorial standards in line with INM best practices

* Organise live streaming events subject to requirements

* Create distribution plans across digital platforms including social media

* Be able to edit audio/visual content

Applicants should:

* Have a deep understanding of digital media and how it is different to broadcast

* Have excellent communication skills with the ability to get the best out of talent

* Understand and be highly aware of libel and defamation laws

* Have a good news nose – be able to spot a good line or talking point within a programme

* Have 3+ years proven experience in developing and producing podcasts and/or digital video

If you would like to put yourself forward for this role please email a CV and brief description of your experience to date to kmoloney@independent.ie

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn Archbishop of Vienna

On Thursday 13th July, I had the pleasure working with Bridge PR on covering the visit of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn to Limerick.

Video Link:

Press Release:

Pope’s lead Cardinal on new pastoral direction for the family, Amoris Laetitia, to speak at Limerick conference.

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn to address ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ conference at Mary Immaculate College on tomorrow week, July 13th

Conference a key moment in build up to World Meeting of Families 2018

A cardinal recognised as a lead reformer within the Church hierarchy and chosen by Pope Francis to present Amoris Laetitia – the papacy’s letter on the ‘family’ – will be the star turn at a major conference here next week.

‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’, which will be held at Mary Immaculate College,  Limerick tomorrow week, July 13th, is the first major conference to be held as part of the build up to the World Meeting of Families next year in Ireland.

Key note speaker at the afternoon and evening gathering will be Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, who was chosen by Pope Francis to present Amoris Laetitia following the two Synods on the Family in 2014 and 2015.  The Cardinal, who is Archbishop of Vienna, will give two separate addresses, one specifically on Amoris Laetitia and the other, a public lecture in the evening on ‘The Parish: Family of Families’. During the afternoon session, also, he will lead an academic discussion on Amoris Laetitia one year on.

The event is being organised by MIC’s Institute for Pastoral Studies and, according to its Director, Fr. Eamonn Fitzgibbon, will be a timely opportunity through one of the Pope’s closest confidants to get a deeper understanding of Pope Francis and the Church’s direction on the family.

“The World Meeting of Families next year will be the biggest single event in the life of the Church on this island since the Pope’s visit in 1979.  The build up to it is of huge importance also as it will effectively provide for an ongoing conversation about the family and how we see it and value it in Ireland.  Our conference on July 13th will be one of the biggest platforms to date for that conversation, not least because ofCardinal Christoph Schönborn.  He’s as close to Pope Francis as we can get when it comes to Amoris Laetitia, which is a very significant letter from Pope Francis on his understanding of family.

“There has been quite an amount of controversy about Amoris Laetitia, with some hardliners in the Church arguing it has gone too far.  Others say it hasn’t gone far enough. Some say it is ambiguous.  Cardinal Schönborn will be able to give clarity to us in a way that no one else can other than Pope Francis.  We’re very much looking forward to his visit.”

Fr. Fitzgibbon said that the need for a reforming Church and the leadership of Pope Francis and the likes of Cardinal Schönborn, has never been greater in the context of the family as we know it.

“Amoris Laetitia and the World Meeting of Families could not be better timed.  It’s undeniable that the family, as we have known it, is changing in many respects and is challenged like never before in Ireland. The World Meeting of Families, and the expected visit of Pope Francis in 2018, comes in the midst of a ‘perfect storm’ for the Church, much of it of its own making, which challenges the Church’s teaching on family.”

In addition to the Cardinal’s involvement, other speakers at ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ include Martin Kennedy, a freelance trainer and facilitator with church and community groups who has recently been appointed as Pastoral Programme Coordinator for the World Meeting of Families, and Jessie Rogers, a Limerick based lecturer in Sacred Scripture at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, a Godly Play trainer and on her way to qualifying as a spiritual director.

Eugene Hogan

Email: eugene.hogan@bridgepr.ie

Tel: Mob +353 (0) 87 2497290; Landline  +353 (0) 61 375808

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Great news for LIT and Limerick.
PRESS RELEASE

LIT Welcomes An Bord Pleanala Decision to Grant Full Planning Permission for €14 million Coonagh Campus development
– First Major Piece of Infrastructure on Limerick’s Knowledge Corridor

LIT has welcomed the decision of An Bord Pleanala to grant full planning permission for construction of a new engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh on the Northside of the city. 

In effect, the decision has given the green light for an entirely new kind of state-of-the-art higher education campus in Limerick, and unlocks a €14 million Phase One capital investment. The development will lead to 134 construction jobs and 100 full time jobs when fully completed.

The first students are expected to be on campus at the start of the 2018/19 academic year, with 800 staff and students on the LIT Coonagh campus by the end of the 2019/2020 academic year.  

Commenting on the decision, LIT President, Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “We are delighted to be able to proceed with the development of the new campus now. This is a critical piece of infrastructure, not just for LIT, but for Limerick and the region.
“This decision is a win for everyone, and underlines our commitment to the coherent development of Limerick city and the region through our 2030 Campus masterplan. 
“In order to strengthen the economic growth that the region has experienced in recent times, it is essential to provide the research and educational infrastructure that such growth is predicated on. The LIT Coonagh campus does just this, and enables us to produce graduates with the very specific skills needed to sustain the region’s economic growth. 
“This project represents another step in the re-imagining of the Northside of Limerick city. It helps to shift the gravity on this side of the city. This is the first major piece of infrastructure on the Northern Distributor Road, now becoming Limerick’s Knowledge Corridor, with LIT Coonagh at one end and the National Technology Park at the other.
“I would like to acknowledge the work of An Bord Pleanala and Limerick City and County Council on this project, as well as the continued perseverance of LIT’s staff.
“This decision gives us the certainty we need to provide exemplary state of the art education and research space for students, staff and industry in the region.
Shane Malone
Communications and Marketing Manager

Limerick Institute of Technology

Office 2B.13

Moylish Park, Limerick, Ireland

E: shane.malone@lit.ie

T: +353 61 293098

M: +353 87 9309585

W: http://www.lit.ie

ACTIVE LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION,

ENTERPRISE AND ENGAGEMENT

 

 

Galway film Fleadh Programme 2017

The Programme for the 2017 Galway film Fleadh is now available for download from their site.

Click the image above for the link.

 

PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/06/17

Officially launched at #RHIFF2016 we are now actively seeking content from film-makers for RHIFF T.V. our VOD (Video on Demand) service powered by SHIFT72. Those of you who have screened at or submitted to previous #RHIFF’s will receive your email invitation in the coming days or submit for consideration via the embedded form here.

2015 saw #RHIFF take a huge leap in content and screenings under a new creative and programming team. The introduction of workshops, acting master classes, the #RHIFF culture trail and monologue competition extended the reach of the festival making it more than just a film event. Now #RHIFF is more in line with the interests of it’s namesake the legendary Richard Harris, a man who loved poetry, theatre and singing as well as film.

New for 2016 was the introduction of a theatrical piece, a musical event, “an audience with.. ” and a live script read of Shane Connaughton’s Pirate Queen in association with DeWarrene Pictures. 2016 was our first year to host an industry event during the Cannes Film Festival at Morrison’s Irish Bar, owned by Limerick native Rob Ryan. 4 Irish shorts were screened and it was such a success we hosted the event again during Cannes 2017, this time showcasing #womeninfilm and screening again in Limerick 2nd June with a thoroughly entertaining and engaging Q&A.

2017 will see many more satellite events take place, nationally and internationally promoting films that have previously screened at #RHIFF.  April saw us take films to Newport Beach Film Festival, May was Cannes, June started with #wif screenings in Limerick but June isn’t over yet… watch this space!

Even with the increase in screenings of short films and features in 2015 & 2016 it is still not always possible to screen onsite all the films we would like to share with our audiences, with this in mind and to promote short film internationally RHIFF set up #RHIFFTV. WE now see #RHIFF as being “onsite, online, always on”.

#RHIFFTV will give audiences the opportunity to watch old favourites from previous years screenings. It will also offer engagement with those films that due to time constraints we just couldn’t screen. If you do happen to see a film missing from our #RHIFFTV catalogue, check for one of our satellite events or one of the film festivals we collaborate with, as those films are probably coming to a screen near you before the end of 2017.

We are still accepting submissions for #RHIFF2017 via filmfreeway click here to submit!

Sylvia Moore

ENDS.

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TheRichardHarrisInternationalFilmFestival

More information Please contact rhiffpr@gmail.com

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The Management Team and Board of The Richard Harris International Film Festival will now run the Limerick Film Festival, with Simon McGuire also joining the board.

Simon McGuire, LFF, & Zeb Moore, RHIFF.

The legacy of both festivals will be kept alive as the newly-partnered entity continues to nurture talent in the Mid-West and beyond.

Simon McGuire, Limerick Film Festival Director:
“Over the past eight years the Limerick Film Festival has strived to work with professional broadcast and film craftsmen and women to bring together a festival that would be both unique and attractive to third level students and filmmakers alike. The new merger with the Richard Harris International Film Festival will strengthen those industry connections while also bringing together the best elements of both festivals in one series of events.

”The partnership of both festivals will cement its place on the Irish Film Festival circuit and coincides with the new third level programme at LIT in ‘Creative Broadcast & Film Production’. With the short film awards show returning there is certainly a lot to look forward to in October and beyond.”

Sylvia Moore, RHIFF:
“As a long-time supporter of LFF I am delighted with merger of the two main film festivals in Limerick, as a direct result of the merger a new category for students has been added to the RHIFF festival submissions process. We at RHIFF are thrilled to now include a specific student category showcasing the enormous talent of the film-making future to Irish and International audiences.

Our collaboration with Newport Beach Film Festival in Orange County, California saw their Irish short screenings double this year, winner of the RHIFF Newport Beach Film Festival gets automatic screening at Newport Beach FF & the Newport team also take recommendations from RHIFF for Irish Features and Short Films. As a result of this 3 more top U.S. film festivals are now looking to RHIFF to assist in programming their Irish screenings for 2018, thus ensuring films screened at RHIFF get to reach a broader audience in the U.S.A. Make sure to keep an eye on our websites and social media for further updates, truly exciting times ahead.”

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You are cordially invited to attend the annual Mary Immaculate College’s Fourth Year Media and Communication Students screening of their documentaries and advertisements.
The themes this year include:
Skinscapes, The skin is an empty canvas that some people chose to paint. Tattoos have become a norm in society yet there is still a stigma with tattoos in the workplace and there is currently no legislation in the country to be inked. While they still face backlash, the tattoo community are proud and happy to be a canvas of colour.
Join Our Boys: Padraic and Paula Naughton talk about their three boys, Archie (10) and his twin brothers George and Isaac (5) each of whom have been diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The neuromuscular disease is fatal in all cases, and there is no treatment or cure.

Requiem For A Dame: This documentary goes behind-the-scenes of the Limerick Panto Society to reveal a world of hard work and dedication while touching on Limerick’s long history of the Christmas Pantomime.
The Hub Effect: A look at Learning Hub Limerick, a site comprised of 3 main buildings and almost 2 acres of green space which houses the staff and admin team of the Learning Hub – and examines the input the Music Hub, the Science Hub and the Health Hub have on the local community.
Far From Home: So often International students at universities are seen as statistics whose experiences at their host college are looked at from a two-dimensional narrative often seen as irrelevant to the university body, once their experience at the school is done. Far from Home aims to personalise the International students at Mary Immaculate College while examining their Irish experience.

To book your place please click on the link below. Additional tickets are available on the night, doors open at 6.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mic-department-of-media-communications-4th-year-media-screenings-tickets-34028739877

 

(Sourced from Dept of Media & Communication Studies FaceBook Page)

Angie Smalis and Mark Carberry

This week coming is Limerick Fringe Festival.

My work colleague, Dr. John Greenwood will be performing this Friday in Dolans with London choreographer and dancer Mark Carberry, Greek choreographer and dancer Angie Smalis and Limerick/LIT vocalist, composer and experimental music producer Rokaia Jedir in a piece that threads the lines between choreography and improvisation in audiovisual explorations.

The daytime sharing is free for anyone to breeze in and out (1.30 – 5.30) and the night time show is a ticketed event (8.00).

Details to this show here: http://limerickfringe.com/performance/unplugged-intimate-or-plain-crazy/

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Between 12.30 and 5.30 pm, Angie and Mark inhabit Dolans Warehouse and create a happening that exists spontaneously. Everything builds up towards a durational live …

If any students would like to volunteer for any of the shows they can email volunteer@limerickfringe.comThis would be good for a developing CV and gives some special privileges to the festival, not to mention a monster closing party.

More information on Fringe visit http://limerickfringe.com/

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Limerick Fringe 2017 30th, 31st March & 1st April 2017, Limerick

Filmed in Ireland and edited in Limerick with a broadcast date and time of Thursday 16th march at 10:15pm, RTE 1;  ‘No Words Needed’: Croke Park 2007, is an hour long documentary reliving the memories of how the doors of the famous venue were opened to Rugby, and that famous match against England for the Six Nations.

February 24th 2007, the day that Ireland hosted England in the Six-Nations rugby championship, is a date that holds huge significance in Irish sporting history. The venue, Croke Park, was the scene of a massacre when during the War of Independence British Military Forces entered the ground and opened fire killing fourteen people, including Tipperary’s player Michael Hogan. This day became known as Bloody Sunday.

On the lead up to the game there were fears of trouble. How would the Irish react to the official visit of an English team to play in Croke Park? The last time English presence was significant at this venue, they came uninvited, unannounced and with such devastating consequences on Bloody Sunday, 21st November 1920? What would the reaction be to the unthinkable happening of the British flag flying over Croke Park?

This documentary examines the debate and struggle to modify the restriction of the playing of non-Gaelic games in GAA stadiums, so that rugby and soccer could be played at Croke Park during the renovations at Landsdowne Road.

Never before had performance and result weighed so heavily on the shoulders of any team. Never before had a pre-match ceremony of anthems been so scrutinised and debated. The significance was much more than the playing of England’s ‘God Save the Queen’; it was about how we – the Irish – in the cradle of our national games and the beacon for our modern identity would react to its playing.

No Words Needed: Croke Park 2007 is a fascinating insight into perhaps the most significant sporting event in Irish history. A host of political, sporting and cultural leaders tell of their experiences in the run up to the event and the day of the game itself.

List of interviewees:

Irish Rugby Players 

Jerry Flannery

David Wallace

Shane Horgan

Denis Hickie

Denis Leamy

Rory Best

Paddy Wallace

Martin Corry (Former England Rugby Player)

Eddie O’Sullivan (Head-Coach of Ireland in 2007)

Journalists

Gerry Thornley (Rugby Correspondent for the Irish Times)

David Walsh (The Sunday Times)

Eamon Dunphy (Broadcaster and Journalist)

 

Sean Kelly M.E.P. (Former President of the GAA)

Oliver Hughes (Wolfe Tones GAA Club, Co. Derry)

Bertie Ahern (Former Taoiseach)

Conor O’Shea (Commentator in Croke Park) 

Diarmaid Ferriter (Historian)

Micheal O’Muircheartaigh (Retired RTE broadcaster)

Directed by Ronan Cassidy, edited by Simon McGuire and music by Fergal Lawlor (The Cranberries). The documentary follows the story of the lead up to the Ireland v England rugby game in Croke Park in 2007, the most significant rugby game in Irish sporting history.

Simon at the edit suite

Screen grab of the edit

RTE TV listing of the documentary