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Whit Stillman’s ‘Love and Friendship’ to be sold at Berlin Film Festival
03 Feb 2015 | A Blinder Films co-production ‘Love and Friendship’ – adapted for the screen and to be directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Whit Stillman – will be taken to the Berlin International Film Festival to be sold by UK sales agents Protagonist Pictures. 
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‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ acquired by CinemaVault at Slamdance 2015
03 Feb 2015 | Following it’s sold out US premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, Irish Indie Western ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ has been acquired by international distributor CinemaVault. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ Gains Momentum Ahead of Release Feb 6th
30 Jan 2015 | Ahead of its’ release on Friday, 6th February, IFTN takes a look back at accolades received by Terry McMahon’s second feature ‘Patrick’s Day’. 
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Sundance Update: Fox Searchlight acquires ‘Brooklyn’ for worldwide distribution in $9m deal
28 Jan 2015 | Fox Searchlight has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’, after the film premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. 
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Sundance Update: ‘Strangerland’ to be distributed in the US by Alchemy
26 Jan 2015 | The Irish/Australian co-production ‘Strangerland’ has been acquired for US distribution by Alchemy after screening at the Sundance Film Festival. 
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Geronimo Productions’ ‘Nelly and Nora’ to premiere on February 2nd
20 Jan 2015 | Irish animation company Geronimo Productions have announced that their new series ‘Nelly & Nora’ will premiere on RTEjr from February 2nd. 
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'The Day Henry Met'
12 Jan 2015 | Wiggleywoo clocks up worldwide presales with their animated series. 
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Strong start for Irish film in 2015
07 Jan 2015 | With the Sundance Film Festival just around the corner in which five Irish titles will screen, including three in competition, IFTN looks at the Irish films that will have people talking in the first quarter of 2015. 
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Irish documentary ‘Apples of the Golan’ set for January Cinema Release
23 Dec 2014 | Irish documentary ‘Apples of the Golan’ will be released by Wildcard Distributions in the IFI Cinemas, Dublin - with more locations to be announced - from January 16th. 
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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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