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IRISH FILM & TELEVISION CREW NEWS
NI Screen & Creative Skillset launch Stepping Up Training Scheme for TV Crew
26 Jun 2017 | The new initiative is designed to support high-end TV production in Northern Ireland, aimed at those with at least two years’ experience in their current role and who have been identified as ready to move up to the next grade on productions. 
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“It is just one story and there are so many stories to tell about this issue” - Writer/Director Tom Ryan on ‘Twice Shy’
23 Jun 2017 | The much-anticipated Irish title releases today to Irish audiences with a special opening night in the Light House Cinema, followed by a Q&A session with Ryan moderated by Tara Flynn. 
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Skytango CEO Steven Flynn talks Drones and the Irish Market with IFTN
21 Jun 2017 | Drone software is one of the fastest-growing technologies in Ireland and the EU, offering an abundance of possibilities to filmmakers in terms of what we capture, how we capture it, and how it affects our storytelling. 
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Jonathan Farrelly talks ‘Leap of Faith’ from ShortShots to the RTÉ/IMRO Scoring Programme & the Galway Film Fleadh
21 Jun 2017 | The short film directed by Mark Smyth comes from a script by David Thorpe, with the trio joining forces in the 2016 instalment of the Filmbase/RTÉ funding scheme, Short Shots. 
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Gerard Barrett’s ‘Honey’ sells to FX and Fox
16 Jun 2017 | The ‘Pilgrim Hill’, ‘Smalltown’ and ‘Brain on Fire’ writer/director has sold the one-hour drama, which is currently in development. 
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A Day in the Life of an Account Manager - Alison Crosbie of Spotlight Ireland
13 Jun 2017 | Our latest interview series connecting the knowledge and advice of leading industry professionals with newcomers to film and television continues with another look at the logistics of casting. 
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Blinder Films Producer Katie Holly attends Showrunners TV Drama Series Exchange
13 Jun 2017 | With feature films such as ‘Love & Friendship’, ‘Moscow Never Sleeps’ and ‘Queen of Ireland’ under her belt, and RTÉ legal drama ‘Striking Out’, Holly availed of a bursary award from Screen Training Ireland to upskill in the area. 
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Mark O'Halloran is UCC Film Artist in Residence 2017-8
09 Jun 2017 | This one-year post is jointly funded by the Arts Council and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC. 
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Call for applications- EAVE Producers Workshop:
08 Jun 2017 | EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop. 
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Imogen Murphy Selected for BBC's Training Scheme
07 Jun 2017 | Irish director Imogen Murphy has been selected for this year’s Continuing Drama Directors’ Training Scheme at the BBC. 
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Galway Film Fair & Park Films awarded MEDIA's 'Access to Markets' funding
06 Jun 2017 | The Galway Film Fair at the Galway Film Fleadh has been supported by the MEDIA programme for many years. 
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“Connecting to projects on an emotional level is what intrigues me the most about film music” - Irish Talent Emer Kinsella of ‘Sense8’ & ‘Jungle’
02 Jun 2017 | The Los Angeles based composer touches base with IFTN before coming home for the Scoring for Film Programme run by IMRO, Screen Training Ireland and Filmbase, which will see the RTÉ Concert Orchestra recording and performing her original score. 
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Donncha O’Callaghan takes on Coaching role in upcoming ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ S05
02 Jun 2017 | RTÉ have announced the rugby legend will join S04 winner Anna Geary, GAA legend Davy Fitz and Olympic athlete Derval O’Rourke when the series returns this Autumn. 
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‘Without Name’ to be launched by Global Digital Releasing
01 Jun 2017 | Lorcan Finnegan’s debut feature which is set for a swift follow-up with ‘Vivarium’ will be distributed digitally by the new distribution outlet, which specialises in high quality independent films. 
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Screen Training Ireland to host Vectorworks 2D & 3D for Art Department
30 May 2017 | Jonathan Reeves will tutor the two-day programme which begins Sunday, June 25th in the Guinness Enterprise Centre. 
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Northern Ireland Screen - AIM High TV Producers course open for applications
26 May 2017 | AIM HIGH, the new entrant training scheme for aspiring TV producers, is back! Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern Ireland are looking for motivated, passionate storytellers to take part in this prestigious training scheme. We want creative people who can bring fresh ideas to programme-making, but not necessarily people with academic qualifications. 
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Former IFB Project Manager Keith Potter hired as Catalyst Executive Producer
19 May 2017 | Most recently known as Project Manager for the Irish Film Board, his credits include ‘Room’ (Lenny Abrahamson), ‘Song of Granite’ (Pat Collins), ‘Love & Friendship’ (Whit Stillman) and ‘One Million Dubliners’ (Aoife Kelleher). 
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Stunt Professional Tristan McConnell talks working in Ireland, ‘Pilgrimage’, ‘Vikings’, ‘Game of Thrones’ & 'Into the Badlands'
15 May 2017 | Fresh off the plane from the New York premiere of Brendan Muldowney’s ‘Pilgrimage’, McConnell talks us through the beginnings of his career in stunts for some of the most high profile drama and cinema to come out of Ireland in the last number of years. 
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A Day in the Life of a Post-Production Supervisor: Sean Smith of Brown Bag Films
12 May 2017 | As part of our new series promoting training and employment in the Irish film and television industry, we’re catching up with staff from some of the leading companies in the country, in the fields of production, distribution, festivals and beyond. 
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A Day in the Life of a Background Team Lead: Alana O’Brien of Boulder Media Animation Studio
10 May 2017 | At IFTN we put you in touch not only with the latest film and television news in Ireland, but the latest training and job opportunities in the industry. 
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