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Bow Street Set To Launch New Courses At Open Day
20 Mar 2018 | Bow Street has announced that they will be launching a number of new courses at their upcoming Open Day on Wednesday, April 11th. 
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Shooting Wraps On Michael Flatley's Directorial Debut 'Blackbird'
16 Mar 2018 | Production has wrapped on Michael Flatley’s directorial debut – ‘Blackbird’, and will mark Flatley’s first venture into film as he makes his first feature length appearance as an actor and director. 
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First Look at Aidan Gillen as Dave Allen as RTÉ One Announces Easter Broadcast Date
14 Mar 2018 | RTÉ has announced that it will screen ‘Dave Allen at Peace’, a biopic starring Aidan Gillen as the legendary comedian Dave Allen, on RTÉ One on Easter Monday (2 April). Today, the first images of Aidan as Dave were released by RTÉ. 
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Disney Announce Production Has Started On 'Artemis Fowl' Adaptation
12 Mar 2018 | Based on the first book of Eoin Colfer's best-selling series of the same name, and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Disney’s “Artemis Fowl” has begun principal photography and will film in Northern Ireland, England and Ho Chi Minh City. 
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DFC Production Announce Casting Call for Filmbase Shorts
07 Mar 2018 | DFC Productions announce casting call for two short films in Filmbase on Wednesday 14th March. 
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Ros na Rún Casting for New Characters for Season 23
28 Feb 2018 | The roles vary and characters are male and female all over the age of 18. Note that fluent Irish is essential for every part. 
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Gabriel Byrne Set To Star In Leonard Cohen Inspired Film 'Death of a Ladies' Man'
26 Feb 2018 | IFTA Lifetime recipient Gabriel Byrne has been confirmed for the Canadian/Irish co-production ‘Death of a Ladies’ Man’. The project, which takes its title from the American artist’ 1977 album is said to be inspired by Cohen’s late work. 
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Trailer For 'Damo & Ivor The Movie' Released Ahead Of ADIFF World Premiere
26 Feb 2018 | Wildcard Distribution has released the official trailer for Damo & Ivor The Movie ahead of the world premiere of the film at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival this Friday, March 2nd. 
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Jamie Dornan Joins Sam Claflin On Brian Kirk’s IRA Thriller 'Boarderland'
22 Feb 2018 | Jamie Dornan has been announced as the latest addition to Brian Kirk’s IRA thriller ‘Boarderland’. 
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Shooting Wraps on David Jackson's feature 'Christmas Perfection'
21 Feb 2018 | Principal photography wraps on 'Christmas Perfection', after three weeks of shooting across Dublin and Wicklow with Avoca Handweavers serving as the film’s main location. 
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John Connors' IFTA Acceptance Speech Watched Over 1 Million Times On Channel 4 Facebook
20 Feb 2018 | The full speech, which was posted on Facebook by IFTA after the Awards Ceremony broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday, February 17th, has since been picked up by a number of platforms including Channel 4 News. 
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John Connors' IFTA Acceptance Speech Watched over 95,000 on IFTA Facebook
19 Feb 2018 | Full speech posted on facebook by IFTA after the Awards Ceremony broadcast on RTE One on Saturday 17th February. 
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Ros Hubbard Receives Spotlight Casting Director Award at IFTA
19 Feb 2018 | Ros Hubbard is the legendary Irish casting director, who, together with her husband John, founded and has run Hubbard Casting since 1976. 
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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Wins 5 BAFTAs
19 Feb 2018 | Following on from their Golden Globe success Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ picked up five BAFTA Awards at last night’s ceremony in London. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2018 Winners
16 Feb 2018 | The 2018 Film & Drama Awards took place last night, Thursday, February 15th at the Round Room of the Mansion House. 
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Contemporary Horror 'The Cured' To Open in Irish Cinemas on April 20th
16 Feb 2018 | The smart and scary horror ‘The Cured’ starring Oscar-nominated Ellen Page (‘Juno’, ‘Inception’) along with Irish acting talent Sam Keeley (‘Anthropoid’, ‘What Richard Did’) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (‘The Infiltrator’, ‘Love/Hate’) will open in Irish cinemas on Friday 20th April. 
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Open Casting for Film Extras in Cork, Limerick & Galway
16 Feb 2018 | MovieExtras.ie are holding Open Casting days in Cork, Limerick & Galway on the 20th, 21st & 22nd February. 
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IFTA Rising Star Award 2018 Nominees Announced
14 Feb 2018 | Selected by a special jury and sponsored by the Irish Film Board, the Rising Star Award is a unique IFTA Award that it puts an international spotlight on Irish professionals who have not only honed their crafts in the formative years of their career – but have also excelled in their respective fields. 
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Michael Fassbender Joins David Hasselhoff in David Sandberg's Action-Comedy 'Kung Fury'
13 Feb 2018 | Michael Fassbender has been confirmed for David Sandberg’s feature-length adaptation of his viral short film from 2015 - ‘Kung Fury’. 
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Lisa McGee Talks with IFTN about Writing 'Derry Girls' and Its Success So Far
13 Feb 2018 | IFTN’s Nathan Griffin caught up with Irish writer Lisa McGee (‘Indian Summer’, ‘Raw’) about her new hit show ‘Derry Girls’ on Channel 4, following its season finale that aired last week, and the announcement of series two. 
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