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First Creative Ireland Forum Sets Sights to the Future - December 13th
13 Dec 2017 | The first Creative Ireland Forum will take place in Dublin Catle this morning bringing together a comprehensive programme of contributors including An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Cartoon Saloon co-founder and Oscar-nominee Paul Young and Cork-based designer Joseph Walsh, the conference aims to illustrate the importance of an all-of-government approach to Ireland’s creativity and wellbeing. 
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IMRO Music for Screen Seminar – Deadline: Today, Dec 6th
06 Dec 2017 | The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society of Ireland (MCPSI), in association with Screen Training Ireland, are hosting a seminar designed to offer attendees a full overview of music licensing for audiovisual productions, and to explore effective strategies and options for the licensing of music. 
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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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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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ITV Threatens Virgin Media Blackout Over Payment Disagreement
06 Nov 2017 | Virgin Media customers in the UK could see the loss of ITV as fresh broadcasting disagreements have emerged. 
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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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RTÉ Confirms 2016 Deficit as Large-Scale Special Events and BREXIT Impact Results
18 Jul 2017 | RTÉ is today releasing its Annual Report and Group Consolidated Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31st December 2016. 
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LoveMovies.ie Campaign ‘Irish Moments Worth Paying For’ launches today
06 Jul 2017 | The Industry Trust for IP Awareness Ireland has teamed with the Irish Film Board on the campaign, which gathers some of the very best moments from Irish cinema releases in recent years. 
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WGA TV Writers Agree Deal with Hollywood Studio & TV Networks
02 May 2017 | It has been reported that the Writers Guild of America have now averted their strike plans. It appears Hollywood writers reached a deal on a new contract with representatives of movie and television studios early Tuesday morning, 2nd May 2017. 
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The European Court of Justice Ruling on the Sale of Multimedia Players continues Copyright Debate
27 Apr 2017 | The ruling which was made on Wednesday, April 26th deals with the selling of multimedia devices to users, who then use it to deliberately access content online which is protected under copyright law. 
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Netflix to Potentially Face 30% Quota for European Content in their video offer in every EU Member State
27 Apr 2017 | Netflix, Amazon Prime & other VoD (video on demand) services could be asked to respect at least a 30 percent quota for European content in their video offer in every EU member state. 
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High Court Injunction secured by Irish Studios to address Job & Revenue losses due to Streaming
04 Apr 2017 | The ongoing battle against streaming sites providing access to an estimated 1.3M Irish users has reached an important juncture. 
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BAI Launches Revised General Commercial Communications Code
29 Mar 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched its revised General Commercial Communications Code, which sets out the rules that Irish radio and television stations must comply with when it comes to airing advertising, sponsorship, product placement and other forms of commercial communications. 
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Broadcasters Consider Ireland as a Location Post-Brexit
24 Mar 2017 | For IFTN readers & relevant industry members involved within broadcasting here in Ireland and the United Kingdom. LK Shields Solicitors have provided an informative piece detailing concerns for UK-based broadcasters in the face of Brexit and why Ireland is an attractive place for relocation. 
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“The role of women in contemporary arts and culture has been brought into sharp focus following the centenary year” – Minister Humphreys
22 Mar 2017 | The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys held a Gender Policy Workshop today with key representatives from National Cultural Institutions which included the IFB, Waking the Feminists, The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and her own department. 
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Irish Equity and IFTN discuss the “Pay to Play” Scam - What is it and why do actors need to be aware?
23 Feb 2017 | The Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act made headlines in the United States this week when multiple casting studios and directors were charged under the act, for unfairly exploiting payment from actors for auditions. 
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Irish TV to be Liquidated with Loss of 30 jobs
22 Dec 2016 | The Westport-based television company Irish TV is to be wound up with a loss of 30 jobs, following an order by the High Court. 
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TV Licence Loophole for Online Content to Be Addressed
19 Dec 2016 | Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has indicated that laws may be changed as those who currently don’t own a television but watch RTÉ programmes online may be obliged to buy a TV licence in the future. 
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21st Century Fox Will Pay £11.7bn in Sky Takeover Bid
15 Dec 2016 | Rupert Murdoch has confirmed 21st Century Fox has lodged a £11.7bn bid for the 61% stake it doesn't own in Sky. 
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Sale of Ardmore Studios may result in Residential Development of 18 Acre Site
13 Dec 2016 | The site’s future is uncertain as, despite an annual spend upwards of €70M in Co. Wicklow, it may be used for much-needed residential housing in the area. 
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