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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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Irish Duo Jedward to take part in MTV International series ‘Single AF’
20 Jun 2017 | The new interactive, cross-platform series will see the twins join an international slate of reality television stars, from ‘Teen Mom’ star Farrah Abraham to ‘Geordie Shore’ regular Marnie Simpson. 
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Sky & Virgin Media Announce Strategic Partnership allowing Advertisers to Target over 30M Viewers
16 Jun 2017 | The purpose of the deal is to enable businesses to benefit further from advanced TV advertising across both Virgin TV and Sky platforms, as advertisers will be able to target a potential audience with a scale of leading social networks. 
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IFI Player adds 13 Irish LGBT+ Shorts and Docs to Celebrate Pride Month
15 Jun 2017 | Following the success of the Irish Adverts Project, which gained over a quarter of a million views in less than three days, the IFI have made LGBT-themed films from Irish talents such as Anna Rogers, Barry Dignam and Zlata Filipovic available for free on the platform. 
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NBCUniversal to Adapt 2011 Title ‘Hanna’ starring Saoirse Ronan for Amazon
24 May 2017 | The original feature film from Joe Wright will be adapted as a straight-to-series order for Amazon Studios, with screenwriter David Farr again on board to adapt his original work. 
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Charlie Solan Appointed as Group Operations Manager of Eurotek Group Holdings, the umbrella company for Eurotek and Avtek Solutions
15 May 2017 | Eurotek is the market leader in the design, supply, installation and integration of audio-visual communications equipment while Avtek Solutions provides quality audio-visual creative and activation services and technical support to live events, conferences and high end visual projects. 
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Netflix to create 400 Jobs in Europe and 6 new European Original Projects
15 May 2017 | The new customer service hub which opened in Amsterdam recently follows a €1.6bn investment in content, which will see at least six new series announced in the continent this year. 
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Cross Video Days Marketplace Supported by Creative Europe Open for Entries
09 May 2017 | The marketplace runs from October 2nd-4th 2017 in Paris, facilitating the pitching, scouting and financing of innovative digital content and studios. Two tracks are offered this year; The VR/AR Investment Booster and Content Market and Coproduction Forum. 
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The Irish Adverts Project from the IFI Archive Showcases Irish ads from the 60s, 70s & 80s
27 Apr 2017 | The IFI has unveiled a collection of restored television adverts from three decades, in an eighteen month project undertaken by its Irish Film Archive and supported by the BAI Archiving Funding Scheme. 
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Plans Announced for Next Generation RTÉ Player
26 Apr 2017 | The new service will be launched before the end of the year and will serve as RTÉ’s multi-channel television and video platform, designed to accommodate the behaviour of Irish audiences, regarding both televised and online content. 
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Galway Film Centre & MoJoCon Partner for Smartphone Filmmakers
25 Apr 2017 | The event runs as part of the MoJoCon mobile journalism conference taking place in Galway and running from May 4th-6th. 
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High Court Injunction secured by Irish Studios to address Job & Revenue losses due to Streaming
04 Apr 2017 | The ongoing battle against streaming sites providing access to an estimated 1.3M Irish users has reached an important juncture. 
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Specialist AV expand facilities with VidChecker QC Software
28 Mar 2017 | Specialist AV is Ireland’s leading providers of tape and file mastering and replication have recently expanded their facility with Telestream’s newly acquired VidChecker QC Software. 
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After ’16 Shorts Collection now available on IFI Player
27 Mar 2017 | The collection of nine short films funded by the Irish Film Board are a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916, and include live action as well as animation and documentary formats. 
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The Promotion of European Works Online Scheme Deadline Approaching
20 Mar 2017 | Creative Europe will accept applications to the scheme until Thursday April 6th, which is open to entities in countries participating in MEDIA programmes. 
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“We see our role as the advocate for the audience, bringing their insights to the industry” - usheru Co-Founder Ollie Fegan
02 Mar 2017 | We caught up with Ollie Fegan recently, one of the co-founders of the ground-breaking new cinema app, usheru. It not only endeavours to connect cinephiles with more films and events, but understand cinema goers’ personal tastes. 
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Science on Screen Funding Initiative Information Day Announced
15 Feb 2017 | Applicants to the scheme which is returning for 2017 can benefit from an informative session, as announced by Galway Film Centre & CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices on Friday, March 10th from 11:00-13:30. 
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Call for Applications: VR Creator’s Lab Training
15 Feb 2017 | The Munich-based facility is welcoming applications from European writers, VR (virtual reality) developers and enthusiasts, game designers, 360° filmmakers and creative producers for a five-day training session. 
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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 Submission Deadlines
14 Feb 2017 | The UK-based festival has been running for over twenty years, now not only showcasing the best of modern documentaries but interactive and VR projects in the Alternate Realities Programme, in addition to the Meet Market and Alternate Realities Market. 
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Neil Jordan’s ‘The Crying Game’ to Celebrate 25 Year Anniversary
10 Feb 2017 | It is fitting in the midst of Oscar season that classic title ‘The Crying Game’ should celebrate a landmark in its history as part of staple Irish cinema. 
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