Top independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick for online masterclass

Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick is delighted to announce that top American, independent film producer Alicia Van Couvering will join us Wednesday 29th April at 4pm for a free online film masterclass on creative producing. The masterclass is the latest in the Wednesday Workshops series and is open to anyone in the Mid-West with an interest in filmmaking.

Ten years ago, at the age of 22, 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 Girls.

Top independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick for online masterclass

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Since 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.

Top independent film producer, Alicia Van Couvering, joins Film in Limerick for online masterclass

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In 2012 she was listed as one of 10 producers changing Hollywood by The Wrap and her name continues to be attached to brave and original storytelling. Van Couvering 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.

On the upcoming masterclass Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan said: “It is the dream of most filmmakers starting out to make 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 and I’m looking forward to hearing about her experiences and her advice for local producers looking to jump into making their own features”.

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

Notes:

Film in Limerick was established by Innovate Limerick and is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland as well Limerick City and County Council and Clare and Tipperary County Councils.

Film in Limerick acts as a one-stop shop for filming in the Mid-West, supporting productions looking for locations, crews and support to film in the region. They are also active in training and up-skilling aspiring and emerging filmmakers and companies based in the region.

Innovate Limerick was established by Limerick City and County Council to help drive innovation and aims to develop Limerick’s business ecosystem and position Limerick City and County as one of the most attractive locations to start and grow a business.

With the success of Limerick’s Troy Studios, Limerick City and County Council has made film a priority in the region. As part of this focus, the council along with Clare and Tipperary councils joined together to recruit a Regional Film Manager to develop filmmaking infrastructure, create new training programmes in the region, and work to make the mid-west an attractive destination for foreign productions.

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for the Limerick and Clare region in Ireland. It is one of 16 statutory regional education authorities established by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013. The authority delivers educational services to over 34,000 students and learners annually. Its Further Education and Training Division offers targeted education and training to meet the specific skills requirements of employees and its enterprise partners across Limerick and Clare.

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