Cassidy to manage Film Limerick

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By Rose Rushe

 

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A Ronan CassidyCITY of Culture, with the Limerick based film network Behind the Scenes, has appointed Ronan Cassidy as project manager of Film Limerick.

“This new position has been established to promote and encourage Limerick to realise its potential as a film producing hub,” Cassidy, a young Limerick man, tells Arts page.”It also aims to develop a number of projects that form part of the legacy for Limerick in 2014 during its year as National City of Culture.

“Behind the Scenes now replaces the Film Pillar of Limerick City of Culture”.

At the heart of the Film Limerick Project is a unique scheme to produce two short films using Limerick as a location. There’s a budget of €15,000 each and the selected projects will be filmed later this year.

Ronan Cassidy, with Behind the Scenes, will have responsibility for industry encouragement, training and development, and promoting Limerick as the ultimate location for international works.