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Irish Shorts at the GAZE LGBT Dublin Film Festival
29 Jul 2014 | Following the announcement of a ‘Best of Irish’ Double Bill to feature the Dublin premiere of ‘African Pride’ and an exclusive sneak peek at footage from ‘The Queen of Ireland’, GAZE continues to support Irish film and proudly presents another programme of LGBT shorts this year. The six short films to be screened at the 2014 festival are ‘Coming Out Of the West’, directed by Cian Tracey, ‘Me First’ by Leanne Byrne, ‘I Am’ by Anna Rodgers, ‘Who Am I To Feel So Free’ by Dylan Hennessey, ‘Becoming Kiki’ by John Corcoran, and ‘The Usual’ by Ruth McNally. 
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TV3’s Hit Game Show ‘The Lie’ Returns for a Second Series
29 Jul 2014 | TV3’s big money game show ‘The Lie’ is back for a second series. The show will again be hosted by Jonathan McCrea, and is now on the lookout for participants. Only days remain to apply as the closing date for applications from participants is August 1st. 
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Dublin Animation Film Festival – Deadline for entries
28 Jul 2014 | Reminder! The deadline for entering your short animated film for Dublin Animation Film Festival is 5PM today
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Irish Cycling Documentary ‘Rough Rider’ to be Broadcast on RTE Tonight
28 Jul 2014 | Rough Rider, a new Irish documentary produced with the support of the Irish Film Board, follows contentious journalist and cycling whistleblower, Paul Kimmage, as he searches for answers to difficult questions about doping in the world of professional cycling. The film will be broadcast tonight on RTE One to correspond with the end of the Tour de France. 
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Dublin Premiere of ‘African Pride’ at GAZE
28 Jul 2014 | The winner of the Best Human Rights Documentary at the 26th Galway Film Fleadh this month, ‘African Pride’, is to have its Dublin Premiere. RTÉ journalist Laura Fletcher’s independent directorial debut examines homophobia in South Africa’s townships. 
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Deadline for ILBF Training Schemes This Thursday
28 Jul 2014 | Places are now available for a number of ILBF (Irish Language Broadcast Fund) training schemes due to commence in September 2014. Each scheme lasts a year and successful applicants will be based with a local production company or with community television in Belfast. 
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Jamie Dornan Joins Sam Keeley in ‘Adam Jones’
28 Jul 2014 | Since IFTN’s report on young Irish actor Sam Keeley joining the cast of ‘Adam Jones’ (formerly known as ‘Chef’), it has since been confirmed that Jamie Dornan and Irish actress Sarah Greene will also join the cast. 
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Sky announce TX date for Baz Ashmawy’s ’50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’
25 Jul 2014 | It’s been announced that Sky’s new factual entertainment series ’50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’ starring Irish TV Personality Baz Ashmawy (How Low Can You Go? Baz’s Extreme Worlds) will TX on Sky 1 HD at 9pm on Monday August 25th. 
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World Premiere of ‘Miss Julie’ at Toronto International Film Festival
25 Jul 2014 | ‘Miss Julie’ makes its World Premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs from 4th to 14th September. Toronto is on a par with other premiere world film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin. The festival has a highly competitive selection process and is considered a great launch pad for the North American market. 
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Irish Film & TV Industry at Comic-Con 2014
25 Jul 2014 | Comic-Con 2014 kicked off yesterday with more than 130,000 people attending the event in San Diego. The four day festival, celebrating comic books, film, TV, video games and more, will see studios present previews of their latest projects. The convention goes on until Sunday. 
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Ireland Benefits Strongly From The New Creative Europe Programme
25 Jul 2014 | The first Single project Development results have been announced in the new Creative Europe Programme and five Irish companies have received funding totalling €175,000 for the development of three documentaries and two feature films. 
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TG4 Announces Developments in Weather Services
25 Jul 2014 | TG4’s various weather services have seen a number of developments as the Irish language channel has unveiled a totally new HD look for its TV and Web output and introduced a new batch of presenters to bring it all to life with style and wit. 
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The Skelligs in Kerry to Feature in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’
25 Jul 2014 | ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will reportedly shoot scenes on Skellig Michael in Kerry. Online speculation suggests that the World Heritage Site will possibly act as the location for Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy. Skellig Michael, or Great Skellig, is the larger of the two Skellig islands off the coast of County Kerry. 
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‘Spider's Trap’ to launch in Lighthouse Cinema
25 Jul 2014 | Blackhorse Film Productions and Bootstrap Films Ltd have announced the launch of their new feature film ‘Spider’s Trap’ on 9th August 2014 in the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin. The crime drama is set on the streets of Dublin. 
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‘The Legend of Harry and Ambrose’ to Shoot in September
25 Jul 2014 | Comedy group, Crooked Gentlemen, will begin shooting their new feature film, 'The Legend of Harry and Ambrose', in September. Principle photography will commence on the anarchic period piece on September 11th this year. 
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Irish actress Michelle Fairley returns to TV with ABC series Resurrection
24 Jul 2014 |

Irish actress Michelle Fairley, best known for her IFTA winning role as Catelyn Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones will return to TV screens this autumn as she joins the cast of ABC’s Resurrection for Season 2 this September. 

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Ciarán Foy’s Sinister 2 to be released in Summer 2015
24 Jul 2014 | Irish director Ciarán Foy’s Sinister 2 will open in US cinemas in late Summer 2015 on August 21st. The film, produced by Blumhouse Pictures and Entertainment One and which will be released by Focus Features in the US is the sequel to the 2012 hit which starred Ethan Hawke and grossed almost $100 million from $3 million budget. 
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IADT to run Special Purpose Award in Radio Production at National Film School
24 Jul 2014 | The Institute of Art, Design and Technology will run a Special Purpose Award in Radio Production in The National Film School at IADT’s campus in Dun Laoghaire. The course will begin on October 1st 2014 and will run until December 6th 2014. 
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Former Head of RTÉ Television Drama and television producer Louis Lentin has died
24 Jul 2014 | Louis Lentin, the former Head of RTÉ Television Drama and television producer has died aged 80. 
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Feature film on Irish banking crisis ‘The Guarantee’ begins shooting in Dublin
23 Jul 2014 |

New Irish feature film The Guarantee, which recreates the drama surrounding the Irish banking crisis in 2008 has begun shooting in Dublin this week. The film’s casting has already raised some eyebrows with Irish actors taking on roles of some of the most talked-about political and financial figures in modern Irish history. The film will tell the story of the bank guarantee given by the Irish government in 2008 to secure the domestic banking system, beginning the story four years before and charting the origin of that pivotal decision. 

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