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TWIN TOWNS CRECHE 5K RESULTS

first_imgTT Crèche 5k Results 27/05/12 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 14 17.30 KIERAN CARLIN M40 Finn Valley A C 2 266 18.44 OISIN GALLEN JM Finn Valley A C3 61 18.46 PATRICK HYNES FOY JM Finn Valley A C4 135 18.48 PAT HEGARTY M40 Finn Valley A C5 134 18.58 HUGH COLL SM Unattached 6 174 19.17 PATRICK PENROSE JM Finn Valley A C7 160 19.18 KENNY O DONNELL SM Unattached8 5 19.52 BRENDAN IRWIN SM Finn Valley A C9 4 19.53 MARTIN IRWIN M40 Finn Valley A C10 78 20.08 DONAL ROWAN M40 Finn Valley A C 11 122 20.28 DARRAGH CROSSAN SM Unattached12 156 20.38 MICHAEL MCNULTY M40 Unattached13 57 20.55 TONY GALLAGHER M40 Finn Valley A C14 206 20.56 BRYAN MCCREA SM Unattached 15 137 21.02 SEAMUS CURRAN M40 Finn Valley A C16 73 21.07 RAYMOND DOHERTY M40 Finn Valley A C17 185 21.09 BRENDAN PATTON M40 Finn Valley A C18 56 21.17 BEN AUSTIN SM Finn Valley A C19 186 21.21 TERRY MCDEVITT SM Unattached20 110 21.27 MARK MCCAFFERTY SM Finn Valley A C21 1 21.36 CHARMIAN MC NULTY SW Finn Valley A C22 21 22.08 CLIODHNA DUNNE SW Finn Valley A C23 277 22.18 DECLAN MCELWAINE SM Unattached24 92 22.21 SHANE MC NULTY SM Finn Valley A C25 94 22.21 SHAY MC NULTY JM Finn Valley A C26 95 22.21 CAOIMHE MC NULTY JW Finn Valley A C27 103 22.24 BERNARD MCGEEHAN SM Unattached28 204 22.32 MICHAEL GALLAGHER SM Unattached29 9 22.44 JAMES MCGUIRE M40 Finn Valley A C30 161 22.57 ORAN O DONNELL JM Unattached31 133 22.57 PETER MCMENAMIN SM Unattached32 281 23.02 OLLIE REID SM Unattached33 77 23.02 GERARD GALLAGHER SM Finn Valley A C34 269 23.23 DENIS MCGILL SM Unattached35 226 23.24 SEAMUS GALLEN SM Unattached36 210 23.27 BARRY IRWIN SM Finn Valley A C37 136 23.31 TARA HEGARTY SW Finn Valley A C38 109 23.31 MARIA MCGONAGLE SM Finn Valley A C39 18 23.44 SEAN MCMENAMIN M40 Finn Valley A C40 97 23.46 AMANDA MARROW SW Finn Valley A C41 232 24.09 GERRY WARD SM Unattached42 39 24.10 KAREN DUFFNEY SW Finn Valley A C43 88 24.11 JACKIE HARVEY JW Finn Valley A C44 104 24.33 NAOISE ENRIGHT SM Unattached45 216 24.42 GLORIA DONAGHEY W40 Finn Valley A C46 34 24.49 CATRIONA GILLIGAN SW Finn Valley A C47 93 24.50 AMY MC NULTY JW Finn Valley A C48 175 24.51 LAURA LEE PENROSE JW Finn Valley A C49 43 25.28 CAROLINE MC NULTY SW Finn Valley A C50 233 25.55 SINEAD BOLAND JW Unattached51 223 26.49 DEAN HARVEY JM Unattached52 30 26.50 PATRICIA HOUSTON SW Finn Valley A C53 12 26.53 BERNIE MCGUIRE W40 Finn Valley A C54 40 26.58 ELAINE GRANT SW Finn Valley A C55 176 27.07 AURTHER CONNOLLY M40 Unattached56 252 27.22 AOIFE MCGRANAGHAN SW Unattached57 163 27.51 BRID MCCAFFERTY W40 Finn Valley A C58 171 28.20 MARIE MCCOLGAN SW Unattached59 2 28.35 COURTNEY O BRIEN SM Finn Valley A C60 188 28.35 AVA MCLAUGHLIN JW Unattached61 132 28.50 MICHELLE MARLEY SW Unattached62 164 28.56 JOANNE KILMARTIN SW Finn Valley A C63 158 29.00 RYAN SCANLON SM Unattached64 146 29.04 BIDGEEN CANNON SW Unattached65 170 29.14 KERRIE ROWAN SW Unattached66 219 29.21 LEONA CONNOLLY SW Unattached67 225 29.21 SINEAD KENNEDY SW Unattached68 51 29.58 CORA HARVEY SW Finn Valley A C69 46 30.09 SINEAD BOYCE SW Finn Valley A C70 10 30.14 VALERIE MCGUIRE W40 Finn Valley A C71 105 30.35 COLLEEN O BRIEN SW Finn Valley A C72 36 30.57 PATRICIA LUCAS SW Finn Valley A C73 147 31.20 MARIANNE GALLEN SW Unattached74 8 31.23 PAULA JENSEN SW Finn Valley A C75 144 31.24 ANITA MARTIN SW Unattached76 37 31.24 ANNE MARIE LYNCH SW Finn Valley A C77 169 31.36 DENISE MCGAHERN SW Unattached78 278 31.41 SOPHIE KELLY SW Unattached79 41 31.48 DENISE MCELWAINE SW Finn Valley A C80 181 32.10 RICHARD PATTERSON SM Finn Valley A C81 299 32.41 WENDA HAROLD SW Unattached82 300 32.41 ROISIN MCGLIONCHEY SW Unattached83 172 32.41 MOYRA MCCRUDDEN SW Unattached84 145 32.53 AVA MARTIN JW Unattached85 198 33.05 CHARLIE KELLY M40 Unattached86 289 33.40 RENA LAFFERTY W40 Unattached87 86 33.47 KAREN PEOPLES SW Finn Valley A C88 87 33.47 DEARBHLA BYRNE SW Finn Valley A C89 27 33.58 AUDREY CRAWFORD SW Finn Valley A C90 38 33.58 MARY BYRNE SW Finn Valley A C91 218 34.25 GARY VANCE SM Unattached92 99 34.34 KERRIE MC DAID SW Individual93 98 35.04 MARIE MC DAID SW Individual94 148 36.01 KELLY LYON JW Unattached95 260 36.17 ROSALEEN MCGONAGLE W40 Finn Valley A C96 224 36.44 ELLEN GALLEN SW Unattached97 131 36.48 RUTH REID JW Finn Valley A C98 70 36.48 MARGARET REID SW Finn Valley A C99 130 37.27 OLIVIA GILLESPIE JW Unattached100 180 37.37 NICOLA CALLAGHAN JW Unattached101 157 37.53 WENDY SCANLON SW Unattached102 120 37.55 MARIOSA CRAWFORD SW Unattached103 129 39.10 MAGS GILLESPIE SW Unattached104 253 39.44 ALICE MCCONNELL SW Unattached105 153 40.08 RUAIRI CALLAGHAN JM Unattached106 152 40.08 MARTIN CALLAGHAN SM Unattached107 138 40.40 TINA DOHERTY SW Unattached108 139 40.40 BRID DOHERTY SW Unattached109 261 40.50 SHARON MCBEARTY W40 Unattached110 222 40.50 BETTY GALLEN W40 Unattached111 191 42.32 LEE MCGRANAGHAN JM Unattached112 227 42.50 FRANKIE MANGEN SM Unattached113 228 42.50 MARIANNE MANGEN SW Unattached114 288 42.50 ANTHONY PATTON SM Unattached115 287 42.50 AMANDA HOLMES SW Unattached116 213 43.32 JODIE LAFFERTY JW Unattached117 214 43.32 CONAL MCGINTY SM Unattached118 159 43.37 MARGO DUFFY W40 Unattached119 173 43.37 MARY PENROSE SW Unattached120 272 43.45 CAOLAN ALEXANDER JM Unattached121 255 43.45 RONAN MCLAUGHLIN JM Unattached122 268 43.56 STEPHEN LYNCH JM Unattached123 267 43.59 CONOR LYNCH JM Unattached124 187 44.22 AIDEEN GORMAN SW Unattached125 189 44.22 CARMEL SWEENEY SW Unattached126 183 45.03 HEATHER GIBSON SW Unattached127 111 45.03 DENISE CARNEY SW Unattached128 113 45.03 JOE MULHERN SM Unattached129 184 45.03 JOE GILDEA SM Unattached130 114 45.34 ABIGAIL TEMPLE  ASOKUH JW Unattached131 124 45.34 RACHAEL O BRIEN JW Unattached132 200 45.54 RODGER GIBBONS SM Unattached133 201 45.54 MAREAD GIBBONS JW Unattached134 123 45.54 LISA O BRIEN SW Unattached135 209 45.54 SARAH CARSON SW Unattached136 208 45.54 TINA CARSON SW Unattached137 24 46.26 MARY MARTIN W40 Finn Valley A C138 106 47.17 SANDRA MCGAHERN SW Unattached139 286 47.17 KARA SPEIGHT JW Unattached140 221 47.50 LINDA MCMENAMIN SW Unattached141 220 47.50 KARA MCMENAMIN JW Unattached142 217 47.54 BREDA MCGLINCHEY SW Unattached143 259 47.54 GERALDINE BROWNE SW Unattached144 112 47.58 GERARD WOODS SM Unattached145 251 48.04 COLM ODWYER SM Unattached146 262 48.04 STEPHANIE MCMENAMIN SW Unattached147 263 48.04 AILISH MCMENAMIN SW Unattached148 279 48.46 ARTIE FRIEL SM Unattached149 215 48.46 ROY BATES SM Unattached150 190 48.46 WILLIE ARMSTRONG M40 Unattached151 168 49.42 FIONNUALA BATES SW Unattached152 167 49.42 AINE DUNNION SW Unattached153 166 49.42 ROISIN PEARSA SW Unattached154 116 49.55 MARK GREEN SM Unattached155 115 49.55 PAMALA EWING SW Unattached156 127 49.57 ZANA VAIDELINSKIENE SW Unattached157 256 50.05 LISA DOHERTY SW Unattached158 207 50.05 KAREN SMYTH SW Unattached159 229 50.35 SEAMUS BONNER SM Unattached160 212 50.39 ANGELA MCLAUGHLIN SW Unattached161 211 50.39 CATHERINE BRADLEY SW Unattached162 150 51.10 ANNE DUNNION W40 Unattached163 149 51.23 AINE MCKAUGHLIN SW Unattached164 155 51.23 NIALL CALLAGHAN JM Unattached165 151 51.23 LOUISE CALLAGHAN SW Unattached166 154 51.23 RONAN CALLAGHAN JM Unattached167 231 51.23 LIND LONG SW Unattached168 205 51.23 EILEEN DUNNION W40 Unattached169 254 51.43 TINA MCLAUGHLIN SW Unattached170 283 51.43 EMMA SPEIGHT SW Unattached171 284 51.50 KIERAN SPEIGHT SM Unattached172 195 51.50 CATHY MCBRIDE SW Unattached173 196 51.55 MICHELLE ONEILL SW Unattached174 236 52.46 RAMONA GALLAGHER SW Unattached175 239 52.46 SARAH GALLAGHER JW Unattached176 240 52.46 SEAN GALLAGHER JM Unattached177 237 52.46 MARTIN GALLAGHER SM Unattached178 265 53.05 NOEL MCGEEVER SM Unattached179 282 53.05 JULIE HEALY SW Unattached180 280 53.05 ALICE GREGG SW Unattached181 162 53.46 SIOBHAN KELLY W40 Unattached182 179 53.46 CAROLINE CALLAGHAN W40 Unattached183 85 54.08 DONNA GILLESPIE JW Unattached184 165 54.08 CATHERINE BOND SW Unattached185 83 54.08 DONNA GILLESPIE JW Unattached186 82 54.08 DONNA GILLESPIE SW Unattached187 84 54.08 DONNA GILLESPIE JW Unattached188 91 54.19 BERNIE FITZSIMONS SW Unattached189 301 54.19 VERONICA MCGUIRE W40 Unattached190 89 54.19 CATHY ANDERSON SW Unattached191 119 54.36 ATLANTA MCGEE JW Unattached192 273 54.36 AINE DOHERTY JW Unattached193 271 54.39 MUISEACH ALEXANDER JW Unattached194 294 54.39 CHRISTOPH DOHERTY SM Unattached195 296 54.44 DEIDRE DOHERTY SW Unattached196 297 54.44 KAYLA DOHERTY JW Unattached197 143 54.51 EMILY KELLY JW Unattached198 141 54.53 ANNEMARIE KELLY SW Unattached199 245 54.53 PATRICIA MCCONNELL W40 Unattached200 246 55.09 TONY MCCONNELL SM Unattached201 246 55.09 TERRY MCCONNELL JW Unattached202 244 55.47 COREY MCCLOSKEY JW Unattached203 242 55.52 MARTIN MCCLOSKEY SM Unattached204 241 55.52 MARGARET MCCLOSKEY SW Unattached205 243 55.52 SARAH MCCLOSKEY JW Unattached206 293 56.00 LEONA SLEVIN JW Unattached207 291 56.00 ANNA GALLEN SW Unattached208 270 56.00 BRID ALEXANDER SW Unattached209 290 56.00 ANDREW SLEVIN SM Unattached210 292 56.16 ANDREA SLEVIN JW Unattached211 142 56.16 MARIA KELLY JW Unattached212 140 56.16 DAVID KELLY M40 Unattached213 257 56.16 BRONAGH GALLEN JW Unattached214 258 56.16 BRIDGET GALLEN SW Unattached215 126 56.16 TINA KELLY SW Unattached216 125 56.16 FRANK KELLY SM Unattached217 197 56.55 GEORGINA TEMPLE W40 Unattached218 250 56.55 AMY GALVIN JW Unattached219 249 56.55 SOPHIE GALVIN JW Unattached220 248 56.55 PATRICK GALVIN SM Unattached221 117 56.55 SARA MCGEE W40 Unattached222 118 57.10 EAMONN GILLIGAN SM Unattached223 275 57.10 BARRY CONNOLLY SM Unattached224 276 57.10 CHARLIE CONNOLLY JM Unattached225 247 57.10 ROSEMARIE GALVIN SW Unattached226 238 62.46 HARRY GALLAGHER JM UnattachedTotal Runners: 226TWIN TOWNS CRECHE 5K RESULTS was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on 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Cycle for human rights with the Jozi Freedom Ride

first_imgAccording to organisers, the Freedom Ride  – held in both Joburg and Cape Town – aims to “connect our cities and honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela – empowering the transformation of our cities into livable, people friendly places in which all citizens have easy access to bicycles and are able to cycle freely and safely”. (Image: Freedom Ride)Staff writerOn Sunday 22 March on the morning after Human Rights Day, the people of Joburg are invited to join the Jozi Freedom Ride, a 28-kilometre cycle through city suburbs once separated by apartheid, from Sandton via Rosebank, Houghton and Parktown, ending in Alexandra.The final event of Cycle Jozi Week, which started on 16 March, the Freedom Ride celebrates the power of the bicycle to connect communities. The ride is fun, social, non-competitive and open to everyone – beginners and pros, young and old.The 28-kilometre route starts at the Sandton Gautrain station, heading south down Rivonia Road past the Wanderers and through Rosebank before circling around Zoo Lake and the Joburg Zoo. It then goes back north via the Old Edwardians Club, along Pretoria Street and Corlett Drive to Alexandra township, ending at the beautiful Mushroom Farm Park just outside Alex.The route of the Jozi Freedom Ride. Click image for a larger view.Cycle Jozi Week’s packed schedule started on Monday 16 March with community cycling safety training in Fourways, where helmets and reflective jackets were handed out to cyclists from the impoverished Diepsloot community. The event ended with a cycle from Fourways to Diepsloot.On Tuesday the focus shifted to Orlando High School in Soweto with a ride encouraging pupils to use the suburb’s new cycle lanes.Today and tomorrow the University of Johannesburg hosts a training workshop for engineers and planners working in cycling infrastructure design and construction. International and local experts will discuss the technical planning, design and engineering required for a bike-friendly city.Today university staff and students are being urged to join a lunch-time ride along recently constructed bicycle lanes in Braamfontein. The route runs from the UJ Bunting Road campus on the corner of Annet Road to the Wits University main entrance at on Yale Road.On 20 March a national cycling cities workshop will explore ways to scale up cycling in cities, examine international best practice and investigate the potential of a National Cycle Cities Framework. #Decongest will also launch Cycle Fridays at Mandela Square in Sandton in preparation for the Freedom Ride. Sandton residents and workers are encouraged to cycle to work and join the Cycle Friday ride from 12.30pm.The Jozi Cycle Week aims to promote cycling to ease reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions from cars, and promote a healthy lifestyle.Cyclists can register on the Freedom Ride website or on the FreedomRideJozi Facebook page.Cyclists gather on the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Joburg for the start of the Freedom Ride in July 2014. (Image: Freedom Ride)The Jozi Freedom RideWhen: Sunday, 22 March 2015Start: 07:00, Sandton Gautrain Station on Rivonia RoadParking: Probably best to park at Sandton City. There is no free parking.Water points:• 8th Street Alexandra opposite the Post Office• Waverley Park• Standard Bank, corner of Oxford RoadBus pick-up points:• Waverly Park• Zoo Lake• Sasol in RosebankIf you don’t have a bike and want to hire one, click here.If you would like to donate, click here.For more information, contact:• Nkosinathi Nkabinde: [email protected] 083 408 7787• Hugh Fraser: [email protected] 083 309 4275• Muhammed Suleman: [email protected] 073 198 6927last_img read more

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Ramaphosa to boost South Africa’s ties with Iran

first_img17 August 2015Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is reportedly scheduled to visit Iran, where he is expected to rebuild trade ties between the two nations.Ramaphosa’s spokesman, Ronnie Mamoepa, did not confirm a date when the deputy president would be travelling to Iran. According to a City Press report yesterday, Ramaphosa’s visit would be another big move in strengthening trade ties between the two countries after the lifting of international trade sanctions against Iran last month. This followed the nuclear disarmament deal the country negotiated with the United States.The trip will follow a visit to Iran this week by a South Africa Joint Business Council delegation led by Sello Rasethaba, the shipping trade businessman and co- chairperson of this new bilateral council. It is part of the Black Business Council.Mahmoud Soroush, counsellor to the Iranian embassy in Pretoria, said his country hoped that the trade value between the two countries would return to the levels last seen three years ago. In 2012, before sanctions were imposed, Iranian oil exports to South Africa stood at $3.5-billion (R45-billion today).South African exports to Iran fell from R1.5-billion in 2007 to R250-million in 2014, while its oil imports from Iran had fallen to $100-million. Soroush said this was a clear indication of the effect of the global embargo on trade relations between Africa and the Middle East.“South African companies in the sectors of agriculture, irrigation systems, telecommunications and industrial co-operation in the various sectors can also get involved. Banking relations and setting up shipping lines and air routes will also help increase relations between the two countries,” he emphasised.The focus of the visit would be to stimulate mutual business prospects between the two countries, identify new business opportunities, promote technology and research exchange and develop education and skills transfer.Rasethaba said the new relationship between the Iran and South Africa joint business councils would be used as a platform to strengthen economic ties between the business communities in the two countries, as well as to facilitate regular interactions between members of the councils and the two governments.“We need to work hard to get back to those trade levels before the sanctions. But unlike other countries, the South African government has consistently supported the government of Iran throughout the sanctions period,” said Rasethaba.“The terms of reference for the council will be signed when leaders of the two governments meet, whether in Iran or in Pretoria.”Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

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Simple Framing Tips to Dramatically Improve Your Cinematography

first_imgWith such a heavy focus being placed on the technological aspects of cinematography these days, many DPs have lost sight of some of the fundamentals of the craft that can be far more important, like framing choices.I would argue that the way in which images are framed has a greater affect on the viewer experience than just about any other choice made on set with regards to cinematography. Capturing high resolution video files with wide dynamic range is great, but in large part these are technical achievements, not creative ones. Yes, an argument can be made that a high DR look can be a creative choice, but 99% of the time when a semi-professional or amateur DP is going for a high DR look it’s simply because of what they have read and seen online, and is not a specific creative choice for their project.Somehow the art of framing has become lost in recent years, with so many indie films now looking like student productions. That’s not to say that they look bad, but rather than they all look the same…and this is in large part due to framing that might be technically fine, but isn’t unique to the story or concept in any way. If you’re like me, and appreciate the art of framing and what it can do for a great film, then read on for my top 5 video framing tips that can dramatically improve your work.Use the Rule of ThirdsI’ll start with the most obvious tip on this list, because it’s one that we all know but are also all guilty of not executing properly. The rule of thirds simply states that you need to think of your image in three main parts: Frame left, center, and frame right. You can also take this further and imagine three additional sections (from top to bottom), creating 9 slices of any given frame – as seen in the reference photo below.You generally want your subject to fall into one of the three main sections of the frame, and by doing so you are pretty much guaranteed to achieve an image that is technically sound. There may be times that you’re going to intentionally want to break the rule of thirds (more on that later), but even then you need to know the rule of thirds to ensure that when you go against it it’s a calculated choice.Create Symmetry (or Asymmetry)Creating symmetry in your work is one of the most effective ways to capture images that feel well composed and are generally pleasing to look at. Symmetry gives the viewer a sense of balance that subconsciously allows them to become more immersed in what they are watching, as they feel drawn into the characters, setting or scene by the leading lines in the frame.Image from Nicolas Alejandro on FlickrThe reverse approach can be just as effective however, as shooting images that are intentionally off balanced, left of center, or otherwise off kilter will create a sense of disconnection and instability with the viewers. Going asymmetrical could work really well for specific scenes or genres – namely horrors and thrillers.Avoid Eye Level ShootingOne of the most important lessons that I learned as a DP was to avoid eye level shooting. By eye-level shooting, I literally mean placing the camera at an eye level to your subject, which can leave the image looking sterile.In some circumstances, eye level shooting can work well (especially for a scene that is supposed to intentionally be benign, or for a documentary style shoot). However, in most dramatic instances I would advise you to always have the camera placed just above or just below eye level. The reason being that you want to take advantage of the opportunity to either empower or diminish the character you are shooting by way of your framing choice. It’s rare that a character in any given scene is going to be completely neutral, so by subtly shooting just slightly up or down on your character, you can start to guide the emotional experience of the viewer in a very subtle way.Have a ThemeIt’s really important that you have a theme or guideline for yourself when setting out to shoot any project. An example of a visual theme or motif that you might choose to explore would be empty space. Let’s say you are shooting a film that deals with very lonely characters that feel isolated from each other. It would be a great visual choice to shoot them with lots of open, empty space on either side of them so that their loneliness and isolation is conveyed to the viewer effectively. You also might choose to frame the characters in single shots, as opposed to two shots, since that will also make them feel more disconnected from each other. This clearly is just one example, but the point is you want to pick a theme and run with it – whatever it may be, to ensure that you are creating a distinct visual style that is unique to your film.Shoot with IntentionThinking through your shots – how they add to the story you’re trying to tell – cannot be underestimated. If you’re going to break the rules, make it intentional.  By understanding the purpose behind the rules that you are breaking, you will understand the effect that your approach will have on the audience, and the meaning behind your choices will be felt much more clearly.last_img read more

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Got Your 6 Unveils First Round Of 6 Certified Projects

first_imgGot Your 6 today unveiled the first round of “6 Certified” projects, part of a continuing effort to recognize content that accurately and responsibly portrays veterans in popular media.The feature films “American Sniper” and “Amira and Sam” and individual episodes or seasons of the television series “Dancing with the Stars,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Modern Family” and “The Night Shift” are now “6 Certified.”Earlier this year at an event featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Got Your 6 launched the “6 Certified” initiative as a way to challenge industry executives and content creators to craft more thoughtful narratives around veterans and military families.“Through ‘6 Certified’ we can battle the stereotypes and misconceptions about veterans that so often dominate popular culture, while drawing attention to projects that portray veterans reasonably and accurately,” said Chris Marvin, executive director of Got Your 6. “Each of the selected projects helps to craft a new cultural narrative with an asset-focused view of veterans.”Got Your 6 announced today the selection of the following projects – the first ever group to be awarded “6 Certified” status:“American Sniper” – A compelling look into the life of veteran Chris Kyle, “American Sniper” digs beyond Kyle’s record-breaking military career to present a fully realized and multidimensional veteran character, who is portrayed as both a family man and community volunteer. Warner Bros. Pictures“Amira and Sam” – A cross-cultural love story about an Army veteran whose unlikely romance with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she is faced with deportation. “Amira and Sam” bridges a great divide to foster understanding between cultures – and features a lead character who translates his operational training into a positive civilian role back at home. Drafthouse Films“Dancing with the Stars” (Season 20) – The inclusion of contestant Noah Galloway, an Army veteran and double amputee who appeared on the recent 20th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” counters stereotypical portrayals of veterans as “charity cases.” Noah’s own motto, “No Excuses,” embodies the resilient qualities of many veterans who have been faced with loss. ABC“Hawaii Five-0” (Episode 18, Season 5) – This exciting police procedural portrays veterans as leaders and problem solvers. The lead character Steven “Steve” J. McGarrett was a Navy SEAL and uses his operational training to aid him in his work as a civilian. CBS“Modern Family” (Episode 22, Season 6) – This television program provides a balanced depiction of veterans through Ed O’Neill’s character Jay Pritchett, who served in the Navy. The character’s time in service does not define him but merely adds another level of depth and color to the characterization. ABC“The Night Shift” (Episode 12, Season 2) – Veteran characters on “The Night Shift” use skills they learned in the military to save lives on the show. “The Night Shift” creators collaborated with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden for a recent episode that explored post-traumatic growth and resilience among veterans. NBCThe “6 Certified” program was enacted to encourage film and television creators to challenge misconceptions about veterans in popular culture and to foster a better understanding between veterans and civilians by moving away from the negative and stereotypical depictions of veterans and military families.For a project to become “6 Certified” it must contain a representative and balanced depiction of veterans and fulfill at least one of the following pledges:DO YOUR HOMEWORK 
Research or consult with real veterans, family members, or subject matter experts in an effort to create accurate representationsCAST A VETERAN 
Hire a veteran actor to play a substantial roleHIRE A VETERAN WRITER 
Employ a veteran writer to contribute to the narrativePORTRAY A VETERAN CHARACTER 
Develop a multi-dimensional veteran characterTELL A VETERAN STORY 
Develop a narrative with meaningful and accurate veteran themesUSE VETERANS AS RESOURCES ON SET OR IN WRITERS’ ROOMS 
Have veterans present for consultation throughout the filmmaking processA project that meets “6 Certified” eligibility requirements may be submitted by a studio or production company for consideration by the “6 Certified” Review Committee once that project enters post-production. The Review Committee is a group of subject matter experts who meet to review submissions for certification and grant “6 Certified” status. Currently, the members of the “6 Certified” Review Committee are Rajiv Chandrasekaran, journalist and author; Bruce Cohen, producer of “American Beauty” and “Silver Linings Playbook”; Greg Silverman, president, creative development and worldwide production, Warner Bros. Pictures; Charlie Ebersol, president and CEO of The Company; Chris Marvin, executive director, Got Your 6; Laura Law-Millet, Army veteran and Chief Operations Officer at the GI Film Group; and Major General (Ret) Sharon K.G. Dunbar, vice president, human resources, General Dynamics Mission Systems. Additional information on certification is available here.The “6 Certified” program is operated by Got Your 6, a campaign to shift the public perception of America’s veterans and to empower returning service members to be leaders and civic assets. The campaign is named for the military term meaning “I’ve got your back” and was launched in 2012 in response to a call-to-action by First Lady Michelle Obama and her Joining Forces initiative.last_img read more

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