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Sceal 2 Development Scheme Launched

10 July 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

The Sceal 2 development scheme which gives Irish-language writers the opportunity to develop a script into a short film has been launched. The scheme is based on the previous series 'Sceal', which is currently in post production with editors Sean O Caollai, David O Brien, Ronnie Quinlan, John Paul Shortt and Breege Rowley. Industry experts such as cinematographer Ciaran Tanham (Raw), actor Eamonn Draper (Jack Taylor: The Pikemen), and camera man Ken Byrne (Some Mother's Son) assisted with the productions. This series will air on TG4 in 2013. »

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Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Oscar Winner Terry George

7 March 2012 12:24 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Oorlagh George, Terry George, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Wendi McLendon-Covey Bridesmaids' Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Best Supporting Actress nominee Melissa McCarthy, Best Original Screenplay nominee Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Wendi McLendon-Covey pose with Best Live Action Short Film Oscar winners Oorlagh George and Terry George backstage at the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony on February 26. McCarthy lost the Best Supporting Actress Oscar to The Help's Octavia Spencer. Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris was the winner for Best Original Screenplay. The two Georges won the Oscar for The Shore. (Photo: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.) Below is a partial transcript of the q&a with The Shore director Terry George and producer Oorlagh George, courtesy of AMPAS. Q. … Terry, I just want to ask you first in your acceptance speech, you said you wanted to dedicate this to the people of Northern Ireland. »

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Terry George makes peace with the Troubles in 'The Shore' [Video]

19 February 2012 11:41 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Terry George is no stranger to the Troubles. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1952 and lived in the embattled region until he emigrated to New York in 1981, the same year as Irish prisoner Bobby Sands's deadly hunger strike. "It dominated my life growing up," says George about living amidst the conflict between Protestant unionists and Irish Catholic nationalists, which lasted from the 1960s until the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. "It was a pretty intense civil war, so your whole life was kind of built around that and determined by it." That includes much of his subsequent artistic life. George revisited the Troubles multiple times on film, as the screenwriter of "In the Name of the Father" (1993) and "The Boxer" (1997) and as the writer and director of "Some Mother's Son" (1996). His latest film, "The Shore," is his fourth as a director and his first short film. The 29-minute dra. »

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