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Ireland Gears up for the Centre Stage as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Set for General Release
13 Dec 2017 | Irish cinema goers will be treated to some familiar sights in the latest Star Wars installment, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, as the highly anticipated movie hits Irish cinema screens this Thursday, December 14th. Ireland is set to feature heavily in latest episode of the franchise with Skellig Islands and dramatic shots of Cork’s Brow Head and Mizen Head, set to showcase Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. 
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Strong Irish Contingent Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards
08 Dec 2017 | The Critics' Choice Awards have announced a strong contingent of Irish nominees for this year’s award show. Among the Irish to be nominated are actress Saoirse Ronan, Caitriona Balfe, writer and director Martin McDonagh, and director Nora Twomey. 
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George R. R. Martin Reveals First Casting for Troy Studios' 'Nightflyers' Series
07 Dec 2017 | Having confirmed that filming in Troy Studios was going straight to series, George R. R. Martin has revealed the first member of the cast as British actress Jodie Turner-Smith. 
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Sarah Bolger Joins Abner Pastoll’s ‘A Good Women Is Hard to Find’
07 Dec 2017 | Irish Actress Sarah Bolger (‘Once Upon A Time’) has been added to the cast of Abner Pastoll’s ‘A Good Women Is Hard to Find’, which stars Edward Hogg (‘Taboo’) and Andrew Simpson (‘Notes on a Scandal’). The film is currently shooting in Liége, Belgium after wrapping on production in Northern Ireland. 
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‘My Astonishing Self: Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw’ Premieres Tonight
06 Dec 2017 | Irish actor Gabriel Byrne explores the life, works and passions of George Bernard Shaw – a giant of world literature, and, like Byrne, an emigrant Irishman who had to leave to be heard: Shaw learnt the outsider’s ability to observe, needle and puncture. 
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Robert Sheehan Confirmed for New Netflix Show
04 Dec 2017 | Irish actor joins cast of 'The Umbrella Academy' 
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Catherine Walker Joins Cast of Swedish-based MTG Studios’ ‘Rig 45’
28 Nov 2017 | The new English-language drama commissioned by Nordic Pay-TV operator MTG Studios is set around a fatal accident that takes place on an offshore oil rig. 
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Statement from the Board of the Irish Film Board (IFB) on Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Power
22 Nov 2017 | Following the recent allegations of sexual harassment and the abuses of power within the worldwide entertainment industries and in Ireland, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) unreservedly condemns such behaviour. For many, the creative arts in general — and filmmaking in particular — exist as a space of creativity and empowerment and we are deeply saddened to learn that for some people, this has not been the case. 
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Irish Contingent Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018
22 Nov 2017 | Nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday, November 21st and saw four Irish nominations for the ceremony in March. 
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International Screen Star Colin O’Donoghue back in Dublin for IFTA In Conversation
22 Nov 2017 | The Irish Actor who is the star of ABC and Netflix award-winning ‘Once Upon a Time’ tv drama, has a loyal audience of 12.8 Million viewers around the world. 
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Gogglebox Ireland Welcome Stars of Daddy’s Home 2 for Celebrity Special
21 Nov 2017 | TV3 will air a Christmas special this Wednesday, November 22nd, which will see Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson sit down in front of the Television and be indulged by the past week of Irish TV. 
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Saturday Night Live Set for Irish Takeover on Dec. 2nd
21 Nov 2017 | The Saturday Night Live (SNL) set is preparing for an Irish takeover on December 2nd with Saoirse Ronan set to host the show while U2 will feature as the musical guests. 
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Kenneth Branagh Wins Best Actor at International Emmy Awards
21 Nov 2017 | Kenneth Branagh picked up the award for best actor in a lead role for his performance in BBC detective drama ‘Wallender’ at the 45th International Emmy Awards last night, Monday November 20th. 
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Filmbase Welcome Casting Director Nancy Bishop for Self-Tape Audition Masterclass
14 Nov 2017 | In this one day masterclass, all participants will have an opportunity to practice their skills in self-taping, which is a crucial part of the international casting process. 
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Brendan Gleeson’s ‘Paddington 2’ Earns Biggest Ever Opening Weekend for StudioCanal in Ireland
14 Nov 2017 | StudioCanal celebrates the company’s biggest opening weekend at the Irish box office with Paddington 2, fully financed by the studio in partnership with Heyday Films. 
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Open Extras Casting for Ivan Kavanagh's 'Never Grow Old'
13 Nov 2017 | Ivan Kavanagh’s western ‘Never Grow Old’, produced by Ripple World Pictures, is casting for Extras on Saturday 18th November. 
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Barry Keoghan Named in the Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Hollywood’s Rising Stars 35 and Under’
09 Nov 2017 | Barry Keoghan has been named alongside the top breakthrough talent of 2017 after a successful year on screen. 
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Aidan Gillen Confirmed for History Channel's 'Blue Book' UFO Series
27 Oct 2017 | Aidan Gillen has been confirmed for the History Channel's 'Blue Book' UFO Scripted drama series. 
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Gerard Butler Praises ‘Geostorm’ Co-Star Robert Sheehan
24 Oct 2017 | Robert Sheehan has been the recipient of some kind words following the release of the blockbuster disaster film, ‘Geostorm’. 
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MovieExtras.ie Announce Casting Day for Extras – Saturday, October 14th
11 Oct 2017 | MovieExtras.ie has announced a casting days for extras of all ages, shapes and sizes. 
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