Writer, professor and independent producer, Marica Rock maintains a longstanding and continuing interest in matters Irish, which began in the 1970s with her first documentary, The Bronx Irish at the Ramparts, lamenting the disappearing Irish neighbourhoods in New York. Three documentaries on Ireland and Irish Americans followed. Sons of Derry (1992) profiles the Protestant Glen Barr and the Catholic Paddy Doherty and the story of the Troubles in Northern Ireland as told through their lives. It received a bronz medal from the New York Internationl Program Festival in 1993. No Irish Need Apply(1993) visits 1860s New York with tour guide Peter Quinn, based on his novel, Banished Children of Eve, (Penguin Books, 1995) McSorley's New York, (1987) chronicles the history of New York's Irish immigrant community and the role McSorley's Ale House has played in the cultural and political life of the city. The film received an Emmy award in 1988.

Marcia Rock is the Director of Broadcast Journalism and a professor in the Department of Journalism and Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Dr. Rock co-authored Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News (University of Illinois Press, 1988) with veteran newscaster Marlene Sanders.

Belfast-born Jack Holland is a widly published, author, journalist and political commentator on Northern Ireland. His book Phoenix: Policing the Shadows, The Secret War Against Terrorism in Northern Ireland was published in the fall of 1996 by Hodder and Stoughton, London and became a non-ficiton bestseller in Northern Ireland. His other non-ficiton works on Northern Ireland include The American Connection: US Guns, Money and Influence in Northern Ireland (Penguin New York, 1988),and INLA: Deadly Divisions(with Henry mcDonald (Poolbeg, Dublin 1994), and Too Long a Sacrifice (1981). He is also author of four novels. Other film documentary writing includes Loved Onesfor Channel Four, with Brian Moser, in 1994. He is a weekly columnist for the Irish Echo and the London Irish Post.

Raised in Ireland and London, Huston played her first starring role as a teenager in father John Huston's A Walk with Love and Death (1969). After the death of her mother, ballerina Enrica Soma, she relocated to New York where she pursued a successful career as a model. Huston returned to the screen in the 1970s and scored her first major breakthrough with an Oscar-winning performance in Prizzi's Honor (1985) She followed up with a series of virtuoso characterizations in The Dead (1987), (the last film to be directed by her father) Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Enemies, A Love Story (1989), and The Grifters (1990). Other films include The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Crossing Guard, The Witches, and the mini-series Buffalo Girls and Lonesome Dove. Her latest film and directorial debut is Bastard Out of Carolina (1996).