Friday 23 February 2007

contributions to Irish film honoured

RTÉ reports that Singer-songwriter Van Morrison and Belfast writer-director Terry George were honoured in Los Angeles last night by the US-Ireland Alliance, as part of their annual Oscar Wilde: Honouring Irish Writing in Film event.

Al Pacino presented Morrison with his award, and Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan gave Terry George his award. George is the writer and director of Hotel Rwanda, Some Mother's Son, and the forthcoming Reservation Road.

Boston Irish screentwriter William Monahan, who wrote Kingdom of Heaven and has been nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Departed, also received an award.

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