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Michael R. Ireland

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Vice President , Production

20th Century Fox
10201 West Pico Blvd. Bldg. 796
Los Angeles , California 90035
United States

Company Description: A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and...   more

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Michael Ireland, a 1995 ..., 12 Dec 2013 [cached]
Michael Ireland, a 1995 Southwestern Central School graduate, served as on-set producer for the film.
According to Ireland, he's produced movies, such as "Red Riding Hood" and "Orphan," and a lot of television shows, but "Out of the Furnace" is easily the most rewarding experience of his career thus far.
"Getting a movie made is partly luck, but it's mostly effort," Ireland said.
"I think people in the area will recognize some of the characters in the movie," Ireland said.
Michael Ireland
"It's doing OK at the box office, but critically, the response has been phenomenal," Ireland continued. "People are praising the filmmaking and performances as throwbacks to the great cinema of the 1970s."
Ireland, who is currently working as vice president of production for Twentieth Century Fox, found the script for "Out of the Furnace" four years ago while working at Appian Way, Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, he said.
"We put the project together with the director and our producing partners," Ireland said. "It took a long, circuitous route to production, but once Christian said he was on board, everything moved at the speed of light."
However, it wasn't just Bale who made working on the project enjoyable for Ireland. Everyone involved brought an enormous amount of talent, he said.
"Great crew, great cast and great city," Ireland said. "Working with people who are that talented is kind of awe inspiring. To be honest, they were all so good I didn't have to do anything besides sit at Video Village and eat snacks all day."
Yet, out of everyone Ireland collaborated with on the film, his experience with Cooper is one of the major reasons the project was rewarding, he said.
"He is at the top of the list - a true artist and good friend," Ireland said.
"It was over Easter, so I got to see my family for the holiday," Ireland said. "I also spent Mother's Day with my mom, which I don't think has happened since college. We went to a fancy restaurant called Applebee's."
Ireland currently lives in Los Angeles, with his wife, Jay, and their dog, Lloyd, who is named after the "Say Anything" character.
Trustee Mike Ireland asked ..., 18 Jan 2013 [cached]
Trustee Mike Ireland asked what would happen if someone paid only part of their bill and how much money would go toward water service and how much would go toward street maintenance.
Those type of scenarios could actually make it more cumbersome and take more time administratively for us to do it, which could take away of any chance ... of cost savings, Ireland said.
Fox River Grove Resident information, 16 Mar 2013 [cached]
Michael Ireland
Congrats to Mikey Ireland who ..., 29 Jan 2013 [cached]
Congrats to Mikey Ireland who after 6 years at Appian Way has joined Fox as their new VP, Production.
It might come as a surprise ..., 27 Sept 2009 [cached]
It might come as a surprise that the horror flick, which has grossed nearly $50 million worldwide, came in part from the mind of 1995 Southwestern Central School graduate Michael Ireland - who, in his role as executive producer of the film, said his part in the production was similar to that of a coach on a football team.
''You pick who the starters are going to be, you put the players on the field and you hope you execute things the way everybody talked about in the first place,'' Ireland said. ''You're always working with the studio, the people at the production company and the other producers on the movie.''
''You pick the director and some other key crew members, you help the director pick the cast and make those decisions - it's everything from script to screen.''
Ireland works with a company called Appian Way Productions, which works with numerous movies at a time toward getting them to the big screen. The producer said his involvement with ''Orphan'' was not his ''big break'' - but rather just another in a series of breaks that form a career in the movie business.
''It's a fantastic thing to be executive producer of a movie, but I think that opportunity is just the result of all the other breaks that have come before,'' Ireland said. ''I think I'm somewhere in the middle (of my career ladder).''
While Ireland is not sure where his career will take him in the future, what is known is that the path that led him to Hollywood had its beginning in Jamestown.
Michael said he and Scott enjoyed a friendship with the players, despite the identity confusion, and received tickets to several Raptors home games. Despite the celebrity friendships and other perks of being in the business, Michael said he can't afford to be starstruck in an industry that is ''fueled by the power of celebrity.''
His parents say Michael has had that attitude since he first arrived in California, but that they have been able to live the celebrity life vicariously through him.
''He would mention these names, and we would be like, 'Oh, wow,''' John said. ''It didn't seem to faze him at all - he seemed to stay pretty grounded.''
Michael eventually landed at MTV, where was put in charge of programs including ''Jackass'' spinoffs and ''Pimp My Ride.'' He also was the executive behind ''MTV's The '70s House,'' created by fellow Jamestown native Aaron Lee - with whom he ''shared quite a few Johnny's stories and Lena's Pizza stories,'' Michael said.
About three years ago, Michael joined Appian Way and made the transition from creating television shows to creating feature films.
Movies take a long time to create, Michael said.
''There is not a set timeline or anything like that, which is kind of what makes Hollywood great - there's no rules,'' he said. ''You just kind of move things along as best as you can, and some things will really take off while other things are more of a grind.''
In the case of ''Orphan,'' the film was over two years in making from the time the script was developed to the time it premiered, Michael said. The premiere took place in Los Angeles in July, and Michael had the opportunity to do something he calls one of the best moments of his life - bring his parents to the red carpet to share in the experience.
The movie is rated R, with some scenes that are not for the faint of heart, which Michael said made viewing his work with his parents a bit uncomfortable at times - though having them there to see the fruit of his labor was nonetheless wonderful.
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