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€5.5M Allocated to 119 Projects via BAI Sound & Vision Scheme
22 May 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has allocated just over €5m of this funding to television projects, with ‘Darklands’ from Parallel Film Productions and ‘Ballybradan’ from Treehouse Republic leading the awards with €500,000 each. 
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Nantosuelta Entertainment Production Company launches in Dublin
19 May 2017 | The new company is spearheaded by seasoned film broker and studio executive Shari O’Donnell and Edwina Forkin of Zanzibar Films who has made over 40 award winning films in Ireland since 1998. 
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Dublin Bay Studios Promoters Alan Moloney & James Morris Endorsed by Dublin City Council for 'Visionary' Project
19 May 2017 | The self-financed project which has been in motion for six years is driven by Parallel Films producer Moloney and Windmill Lane Studios founder Morris, and received cross-party endorsement at a special council meeting on the Poolbeg West Strategic Development Zone. 
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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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XYZ Films handling World Sales at Cannes 2017 for upcoming ‘Red River’ from Irish Talent Gary Shore
17 May 2017 | The ‘Dracula Untold’ director is set to helm the thriller project which will film in Northern Ireland later this year. 
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Casting Call: Jim Sheridan & Colm Quinn’s Documentary ‘The Rocker: The Life and Music of Phil Lynott’
17 May 2017 | The upcoming feature documentary from the multi-award winning Irish Filmmakers behind such titles as ‘The Secret Scripture’ (Sheridan) and ‘Mattress Men’ (Quinn), is currently casting for the lead role of Thin Lizzy frontman, Phil Lynott. 
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Carbon Literacy for Production Course for Sustainable Productions
15 May 2017 | The course is hosted by The Irish Film Board, Screen Training Ireland and Filmbase with Albert, the BAFTA-supported environmental sustainability initiative for the visual arts. 
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Pathé International on Board for Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘The Little Stranger’
15 May 2017 | It has been announced that Pathé International is to attain international sales rights to Irish Director Lenny Abrahamson’s upcoming supernatural drama project ‘The Little Stranger’. 
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Seána Kerslake to star in Lee Cronin’s ‘The Hole in The Ground’
15 May 2017 | The IFTA Rising Star and Best Lead Actress Nominee is set to take the leading role in Cronin’s feature debut, due to film this Summer. 
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“In season 5 we said wouldn't it be terrific to see the Vikings on camels,” Exec Producer, Morgan O’Sullivan Interview
11 May 2017 | IFTN speaks with Morgan O’Sullivan the 'Vikings' Executive Producer and Managing Director of World 2000 Entertainment the Wicklow production company behind making the past 4 and currently 5th series of the historical epic drama for the History channel in the US. 
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New BBC Drama ‘Come Home’ to film in Northern Ireland
08 May 2017 | BBC One has commissioned a new drama series, ‘Come Home’, which will be filmed and set in Northern Ireland. 
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Hit Comedy ‘The Young Offenders’ Commissioned for Six-Part Series
08 May 2017 | Peter Foott writes, directs and executive produces the series based on his original hit comedy of the same title, which has been commissioned by BBC Three and BBC Comedy in association with RTÉ, and with Irish production company Vico Films still also on board. 
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IADT Announce New Masters Course for Creative Production + Screen Finance
26 Apr 2017 | The Institute of Art, Design + Technology in Dun Laoghaire are delighted to announce an exciting new Masters which is highly relevant for film, TV and industry professionals. 
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Call for Proposals: €30,000 Budget for Irish Famine Short Film Scheme
25 Apr 2017 | Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University is inviting short film submissions ranging from twelve to fifteen minutes in length on the topic of the Irish famine for young audiences, aged between ten and thirteen. 
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IFB Announce Q1 2017 Funding Decisions
24 Apr 2017 | The Irish Film Board has announced the successful applicants for development, production and distribution funding for the first quarter of this year, with a total of just over €4.2M allocated. 
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ROSG Docu-Drama ‘Murdair Mhám Trasna’ directed by Colm Bairéad Filming this Week
24 Apr 2017 | The feature length project deals with the 1882 murder of a family in Mám Trasna, followed by the wrongful hanging and conviction of those accused. It is based on the Seán Ó Cuirreáin publication, ‘Éagóir’. 
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John Butler talks 'Handsome Devil', releasing to Irish Cinemas Friday April 21st
21 Apr 2017 | IFTN caught up with John to talk about his superb new buddy comedy, working with producers Rob Walpole and Rebecca O'Flanagan at Treasure, impressive young Irish acting talent, John Hughes, and how inspiring young people are. 
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Support for TV Programming 2017 for European Production Companies
21 Apr 2017 | Creative Europe Desk has a funding call to support European production companies interested in producing a television work which can be ‘one off’ or serialised. The projects may be a drama, animation or a creative TV documentary. 
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Irish Language Broadcast Fund Announces Funding Decisions For 16 TV Projects
12 Apr 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest round of funding decisions for 2017. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV, animation and online content with a total of 16 projects receiving funding. 
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TV3 Celebrates Opening of New HD Studio in Ballymount
12 Apr 2017 | Today, Wednesday 12th April, the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has officially opened a state-of-the-art studio at TV3 headquarters in Ballymount, Dublin. TV3 also announce the return of their weekend News service and new Limerick News Studio. 
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