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Call for Submissions: Docs in Thessaloniki 2018
21 Nov 2017 | Docs in Thessaloniki takes place on March 2-6, 2018 in connection with the Thessaloniki
Documentary Festival and market. The pitching forum, festival and market form a great opportunity
to develop your project, see films and meet international financiers in a creative and constructive
environment during springtime in Greece. 
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Management Firm James Grant Group & Troika Talent Agency Announce Merger
21 Nov 2017 | UK based talent agency Troika and management firm James Grant Group have announced that they will be merging with immediate effect. The companies will keep their respective names, with both already well established companies in both the UK and across the Atlantic. 
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Netflix Commission IFTA Diaspora Recipient Roma Downey’s New Religious Drama ‘Messiah’
17 Nov 2017 | Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s new religious drama ‘Messiah’ has been ordered to series by Netflix following reports of its development back as early as March of this year.
The series will consist of ten hour long episodes exploring the lines among religion, faith and politics. 
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Irish Language Activist Aodán Mac Póilin Commemorated with Launch of Bursary
16 Nov 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) and the Celtic Media Festival this afternoon announced a new bursary fund to commemorate the late Aodán Mac Póilin. Details of ‘Ciste Cuimhneacháin Aodáin Mhic Phóilin’ were announced as part of the Belfast Media Festival. 
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TG4 Release Celtic Format Pilot Scheme 2017/2018
15 Nov 2017 | Once again MG ALBA, S4C and TG4 are proud to unite in this the third year of the Celtic Formats pilot scheme. 
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BAI and CMF announce reopening of development incentive for audiovisual projects
10 Nov 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today the reopening of their funding incentive for the development of audiovisual projects. The announcement took place at an event during Mediacon in Vancouver, in the presence of Canadian producers and an Irish delegation led by Jim Kelly, Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to Canada. 
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New Irish Language Feature Drama Funding initiative Announced
02 Nov 2017 | The Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF), BBC Gaeilge and TG4 have announced a new funding initiative for feature length Irish language drama. 
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BAI Announce funding of Almost €5.8m to 120 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme
24 Oct 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of the latest funding awards under The Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. 
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Derry Native Andrea Harkin to direct new BBC One drama ‘Come Home’
24 Oct 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to announce that new BBC One drama, Come Home, is to be directed by local woman, Andrea Harkin. Produced by RED Production Company, cameras roll on the 3x60 minute series this month. 
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Northern Ireland Screen's ILBF Latest Funding Decisions
19 Oct 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) has announced latest funding decisions for 2017. 
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The Irish Film Board Latest Funding Decisions
19 Oct 2017 | Neil Jordan’s ‘The Widow’ currently filming in Dublin, has received the highest figure for fiction feature production, with an allocation of €650,000. 
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Pink Kong Studios Launch ‘Urban Tails’ Rap Series at MIPCOM
17 Oct 2017 | This year at MIPCOM, Pink Kong Studios is getting ready to release another great showcase for their TV series Urban Tails. 
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Irish Film Board Receives Additional €1.5 Million in Budget 2018
10 Oct 2017 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB), the national development agency for the film, television and animation industry, welcomes the budget increase of €1.5 million announced today by Irish Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD. 
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Budget 2018 - Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht
10 Oct 2017 | The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Tuesday) announced a funding package of over €300 million in 2018 towards the development of our cultural and creative heritage. 
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RTE Coverage of Budget 2018
09 Oct 2017 | RTÉ will deliver comprehensive coverage of Budget 2018 on Tuesday 10th October with extensive reporting and analysis across television, radio, online and mobile. 
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RTÉ Looking for One-Off Documentary Proposals on ‘How Brexit Will Impact on Ireland’
05 Oct 2017 | Further to the recent RTE call for ideas for Factual, RTE are interested in proposals on how Brexit will impact on Ireland. There is an opportunity to access co-funding from European partners, on this topic, for a one-off documentary to play on RTÉ ONE. 
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BAI Deadline for Round 30 of Sound and Vision Applications
05 Oct 2017 | Submissions for Round 30 of the BAI Sound and Vision must be in midday Friday, October 27th. The deadline for submissions will be at 12 noon (sharp). 
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Pay-TV Operators Stand Firm against RTÉ’s Push to Introduce Retransmission Fee
05 Oct 2017 | Pay-TV Operators have affirmed that they will not carry RTÉ channels should legislation be passed by the Joint Oireachtas Committee that would allow RTÉ charge a ‘retransmission fee’ for their services. 
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‘Immersive Stories: Conference & Exhibition’ Curator and Bursary Winners announced
03 Oct 2017 | Creative Director Aoife Doyle and Producer Niamh Herrity of Pink Kong Studios alongside writer Denis James Ryan were together awarded a bursary to a value of €30,000 by ADIFF, Screen Training Ireland & Audi Ireland to produce their virtual reality concept The Tundra which will premiere as part of Immersive Stories: Conference & Exhibition, which will be curated by Eoghan Cunneen (Senior Software Engineer at Lucasfilm Ltd.). 
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Creative Europe Announce Deadline for ‘Support for TV Programming 2018’ Initiative
26 Sep 2017 | Creative Europe’s call for TV Programming has officially opened along with the deadlines for funding applications. The deadline for applications will close at 11am (GMT) on November 16th, 2017 and May 24, 2018. 
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