Ahead of the Oscars on Sunday, February 28 – in which Dublin’s Lenny Abrahamson is up for Best Director ‘gong’ for Room…
Sarah Neville, of RTÉ, writes:
“Starting on Sunday, February 14, RTÉ2 will broadcast What Richard Did, which fast-tracked the career of actor Jack Reynor and who has since starred in the Transformers franchise. The season continues on Saturday, February 20, with Garage, starring Pat Shortt. Then the much-loved Adam and Paul will air after coverage of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on Monday, February 29, on RTÉ2.”
Lenny Abrahamson, the Academy Award-nominated director of ROOM, will be honored at the Oscar Wilde Awards on 25 February. The US-Ireland Alliance event is held at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica.
Also being honored are Irish actress Sarah Greene, Snow Patrol, James Corden and Daisy Ridley, the star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abrams will emcee. Snow Patrol and up-and-coming Irish singer, Roísín O, will perform.
Activist Buzz O’Neill and writer Mark O’Halloran approached a team of top Irish filmmakers and asked them to give them their time and expertise pro-bono to make the promo. In addition to Lenny and Brendan, producers Rob Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan from Treasure Entertainment came on board to produce the video….
Rory Cowan, from Mrs brown’s Boys, opening the Yes Equality shop in the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin which will be open for the duration of the campaign. The shop will sell Yes Equality branded materials including T Shirts, totes bags, badges “and other branded goods”.