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AWARD-winning Irish director Jim Sheridan is to make a new global TV mini-series about the Great Irish Famine.
Dublin-based Sheridan, whose previous movies include In The Name Of The Father and The Field, is working with his daughter Naomi and Mary Pat Kelly, the author of Galway Bay Galway Bay, inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, 30 mi (48 km) long, W Republic of Ireland, in counties Galway and Clare. The Aran Islands protect its entrance. Numerous islands dot the Galway Bay, which receives water from Lough Corrib., on the project.
It will follow the story of a family who escape the famine in Bearna and make their way to Chicago, where one of Kelly’s real-life ancestors Ancestors
Woody Allen’s former business partner Jean Doumanian has said she will produce the mini-series with Sheridan and Loretta Glucksman, of the American Ireland Fund, is considering financial backing for the project.
They have already received EUR EUR – In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Euro.
Doumanian revealed: “We’re looking for money to do the pilot. Nothing has ever been done on the famine on a large scale.
“I think it will provide more tourism to Ireland because it will be a TV series that can be shown all over the word.”
Doumanian, who owns a holiday home in Co Kerry, said she expects some of the series to be filmed in Co Galway.