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‘Patrick’s Day’ to be released in Ireland in February
22 Dec 2014 | A release date of Friday, 6th February has been announced for Terry McMahon’s award-winning feature ‘Patrick’s Day’. Wildcard Distribution have also released the official trailer for the film. 
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Fox Sports to show Conor McGregor Documentary 'The Notorious' in January
05 Dec 2014 | Produced by Motive Television, ‘Reality Bites: The Notorious’ has been acquired by Fox Sports in the U.S. and will be broadcast in a primetime slot on the 8th January. 
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Born to be Wildcard
04 Dec 2014 | With ‘Gold’, ‘Standby’, ‘Run & Jump’, and ‘The Guarantee’ released to cinemas in 2014, it has undoubtedly been a good year for Wildcard Distribution. 
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‘The Legend of Longwood’ Sells to US & Canada
25 Nov 2014 | Global Screen has sold adventure family feature ‘The Legend of Longwood ‘to Shout! Factory for the US and Canada. The deal was closed at the American Film Market (AFM) earlier this month and marks the second arrangement between the Munich-based world sales company and the US independent distributor following ‘The 7th Dwarf’. 
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Zodiak Rights and Stirling Television sign first-look agreement
24 Nov 2014 | Zodiak Rights, the international division of Zodiak Media, and Northern Ireland producer Stirling Television have signed an all-genre first-look deal agreement. Zodiak Rights already represent Stirling’s Irish dancing series ‘Jigs & Wigs’ (BBC One Northern Ireland/RTE, 6 x 30’). 
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‘Love/Hate’ Secures European Netflix Deal
20 Nov 2014 | Following on from the recent ratings success of the Love/Hate season finale on RTÉ One (1,005,400 viewers with a 56% audience share), RTÉ has announced that ‘Love/Hate’ will now be streamed on Netflix in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. 
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‘Dracula Untold’ Makes Over $200m in Box Office
18 Nov 2014 | ‘Dracula Untold’, the debut feature of Dublin-born director Gary Shore, has truly sunk its teeth into the box office. According to boxofficemojo.com, the film has made $55,725,500 in the US box office and $153,100,000 across other territories, making a total of $208,825,500 in total worldwide receipts. It is one of the highest ever grossing films with an Irish director at the helm. 
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'Standby's Brian Gleeson
14 Nov 2014 | Brian Gleeson is the leading man, opposite Jessica Paré, in Rob and Ronan Burke's 'Standby', out this weekend. 
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14 Nov 2014 | ‘Standby’ follows the story of down-on-his-luck Alan (Brian Gleeson), who lives with his bartender dad and works with his mother as a part-time tourist advisor at Dublin Airport. One fateful day at work, he comes face to face with first love Alice (Jessica Paré), who is stuck on standby for a flight home to New York. Seizing his chance, Alan convinces a reluctant Alice to stay one more night in Dublin. They spend an unforgettable evening together in Ireland’s city capital. 
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The Lowe Down - Andrew Lowe talks Ripper Street
14 Nov 2014 | Brought back from the dead by Amazon, Ripper Street’s third series debuts tonight. Here, producer Andrew Lowe talks to IFTN's Paul Byrne about the rescue, the reasons, and the road ahead... 
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IFTN Speaks to John Kelleher – Producer of ‘The Guarantee’
12 Nov 2014 | A producer could be forgiven for passing on the potential powder-keg project of ‘The Guarantee’, with memories of that fateful night in 2008 still in the minds of many people still feeling the effects in Ireland. 
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Curzon’s On-Demand Service To Present Season Of Irish Films From November 14th
12 Nov 2014 | Curzon’s on demand service will present a season of acclaimed Irish films including the award winning titles ‘Parked’ and ‘Waveriders’, starting from Friday, November 14th in partnership with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB). 
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‘Let Us Prey’ Sells Internationally
10 Nov 2014 | Metrodome International has closed a number of major territory deals for Irish horror ‘Let Us Prey’. Raven Banner Entertainment has taken the film for Canada while Kaleidoscope has taken all rights for the UK. 
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7 & 7 begins sales on ‘A Nightingale Falling’
07 Nov 2014 | UK outfit 7 & 7 Producers’ Sales Service will begin sales at the AFM on Anglo-Irish war-romance ‘A Nightingale Falling’. 
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K5 to bring Stephen Fingleton’s Thriller ‘The Survivalist’ to AFM
05 Nov 2014 | Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Intl. has taken international rights to writer/director Stephen Fingleton’s thriller “The Survivalist,” and added the film to its AFM slate. 
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‘Stalker’ is Out on DVD this Week
05 Nov 2014 | ‘Stalker’, Mark O’Connor’s third feature after the highly acclaimed films ‘Between the Canals’ and ‘King of the Travellers’, has been released on DVD this week. The film is a psychological thriller which sees a homeless man, called Oliver, befriend a disaffected teenager named Tommy, whose mother is a drug addict and whose uncle abuses him. 
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Shorts Round-Up
04 Nov 2014 | Gerard Mc Sorley to lead new Irish short ‘An Irish Father’, ‘Cutting Grass’ to continue festival run at Cork Film Festival and Foyle Film Festival, ‘Ghost Train’ wins awards in France and Spain and ‘The Struggle of Libations’ makes international premiere at the Tallgrass Film Festival in the United States. 
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‘Frank’ Receives Five Nominations and Calvary Receives Four at BIFA
03 Nov 2014 | Created in 1998 by Raindance founder Elliot Grove, The British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded filmmaking. 
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Programme Released for 2014 Waterford Film Festival
03 Nov 2014 | The 8th Waterford Film Festival will run between the 7th -9th of November. 
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Black Is Back
03 Nov 2014 | It’s been seven years since the man who brought us Pigs and Korea has made a film, but Cathal Black is back, with the crowdfunded short Butterfly. IFTN analyses the caterpillar. 
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