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Cinemagic LA returns from 7th-15th March!

Posted on 06th March 2015 | Cinemagic News

Cinemagic will celebrate its 6th Festival Programme in LA  with an action packed week of events from March 7th-15th. Young people from LA and Northern Ireland will benefit from a host of film related opportunities.

This year’s much anticipated Cinemagic LA Festival has the support of top industry professionals and film and television studios including The Jim Henson Company, HBO, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Aero Film, New York Film Academy, Remote Control Studios, BAFTA Los Angeles, American Idol, actress Paula Malcomson (Hunger Games, Deadwood, Ray Donovan) and TV Presenter Ross King (ITV Good Morning Britain, Lorraine) who will all host events ranging from Q&A sessions, set and studio tours and workshops.

Through Cinemagic masterclasses, screenings, q&as, and workshops, young people will get the unique opportunity to hear first-hand from those in the industry and gain an insight to the various roles and careers that exist.
To celebrate its 25th Anniversary Year, Cinemagic produced Northern Ireland’s and Ireland’s first Christmas feature film which will have its world premiere in Belfast on November 4th this year and special previews in Los Angeles in November. One of the highlights of the Cinemagic LA Festival next week is the first screening of special preview clips from the film at a VIP showcase event on March 13th.

The innovative film production gave budding young actors the chance to star alongside Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey), Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey) and Bronagh Waugh (The Fall) and got the chance to experience the mechanics of a film production. Over 40 trainee crew aged 18 - 25 were mentored by industry professionals who trained them in all aspects of filmmaking including direction, production, editing, cinematography, camera operation, wardrobe, make-up and music composition.

Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Cinemagic Chief Executive said “We look forward to working with all of our partners in LA to who are supporting us in delivering a fascinating range of opportunities for young people interested in the world of film and television. The young people will have the chance to gain an insight to the industry and be inspired by many professionals in various creative roles. We will also showcase the work of young people and celebrate their achievements in Cinemagic film projects over the last year.”

Cinemagic LA receives support from OFMDFM, DCAL, NI Bureau, Invest Northern Ireland, Fairmont Hotel & Bungalows, Causeway, Aer Lingus, Tourism Ireland, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, BritWeek and Variety.

Cinemagic LA March 7th-15th


Press Information:

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Cinemagic Patrons

  • Liam Neeson
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Dermot O‚ÄôLeary
  • Terry George
  • Brian Cox
  • Lisa Henson
  • Suranne Jones
  • Julian Fellowes
  • Christine Bleakley
  • Seamus McGarvey
  • Ciaran McMenamin
  • Colin Farrell
  • Patrick Bergin
  • Ros Hubbard
  • John Hubbard
  • Gary Knell
  • Rachel Kavanagh
  • Aidan Power
  • Mark Huffam
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Craig Doyle
  • Robbie Sheehan
  • Bruce Reynolds
  • Marc Mallett
  • Bronagh Waugh