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Interview with Oscar nominated Animator Bill Plympton – Special Guest at DAFF 2014
22 Oct 2014 | If you're not already familiar with Oscar-nominated animator, cartoonist, director, writer, and producer Bill Plympton, chances are you've seen his work and just don't know it. 
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IFTN Speaks to ‘An Bronntanas’ Producer Ciarán Ó Cofaigh
22 Oct 2014 | Five part TG4 series ‘An Bronntanas’ will begin its run on Thursday October 23rd, with the feature film version being put forward as Ireland’s choice for the 2015 Foreign Language Oscar and garnering good reviews. 
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‘Roy’ Series 4 Receives Two Children’s BAFTA Nominations
22 Oct 2014 | The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for its annual British Academy Children’s Awards, which honour the very best in children’s media. The ceremony will be held at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 23 November and will be hosted by Doc Brown. 
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‘Torthaí na Daoirse’ to air on TG4 on Wednesday, 22nd October
22 Oct 2014 | ‘Torthaí na Daoirse’, a documentary chronicling the Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strike in 1984 when Mary Manning took on her employers, will air on Wednesday, 22nd October at 9.30pm. 
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Dublin Animation Film Festival 2014 announces winners
22 Oct 2014 | The Dublin Animation Film Festival took place on the 17th and 18th October 2014 at both the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire. 
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TV3 makes Development Deal with NBCU
22 Oct 2014 | TV3 hopes to launch unscripted hits such as the successful ‘Made In Chelsea’ and ‘The Real Housewives franchise’ through a formats deal struck with NBC Universal. 
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Winning Projects Announced for the Irish Film Board
21 Oct 2014 | The Irish Film Board is delighted to announce the final three successful teams of the intensely competitive Catalyst Project initiative, who have been selected from over 88 applications, to win the opportunity to produce a fully funded feature film. 
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UTV Ireland Announces Chris Donoghue as News Anchor
21 Oct 2014 | Journalist and broadcaster, Chris Donoghue, will be the new anchor of UTV Ireland’s news and current affairs programmes. 
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Interview with Jason Figgis – Director of Irish Horror ‘The Ecstasy of Isabel Mann’
21 Oct 2014 | There are not too many people who know more about the realpolitik of making a horror film in Ireland than director, writer and producer Jason Figgis. 
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Irish Webseries ‘Saving Paul’ wins Best Pitch at 4th Marseille Webfest
21 Oct 2014 | ‘Saving Paul’, the webseries created & written by Liam Clarke (‘2 Tonne Hands’), has won Best Pitch at the 4th Marseille Webfest sponsored by Warner Bros Digital and TeleFrance Network. 
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Light House Cinema to Host Afternoon with DOP Luca Bigazzi
21 Oct 2014 | Light House Cinema, Artdigiland and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura will host an afternoon with the celebrated Italian cinematographer Luca Bigazzi. The event begins at 2pm on Saturday October 25th with a Q&A hosted followed by a screening of his Academy Award-winning film, ‘The Great Beauty’. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ wins three awards at Woodstock Film Festival
21 Oct 2014 | Irish film ‘Patrick’s Day’ has won three awards at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival, including Best Feature Narrative. 
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Brand New Series and Drama on TG4 This Week
20 Oct 2014 | This week on TG4, a number of new series, drama and documentaries are scheduled to air. While last night the documentary ‘Scéal Danno’ was aired – a feature about Danno O’ Mahoney, a Corkman who became a professional wrestler in the US – the award-winning doc ‘Tortaí na Daoirse’ will be airing this Wednesday night. 
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Windmill Lane VFX completed all VFX for US Film ‘Young Ones’
20 Oct 2014 | Irish company Windmill Lane VFX have played an integral role in bringing Jake Paltrow’s dystopian sci-fi western ‘Young Ones’ to the big screen, creating all of the complex VXF work in the film under the supervision of Ditch Doy. 
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The Glue That Holds It All Together
20 Oct 2014 | Two-time IFTA Short Film Award winning director, European Film Award nominee and Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2013 Cathy Brady is known as one of the country's most promising young filmmakers and tonight makes a splash onto British television screens as the director on the acclaimed eight-part drama series 'Glue' on E4. Created and written by Jack Thorne, best known for Skins and This England '86 and '88, this darkly realistic series portrays a group of teenagers in a rural English countryside village and the murder investigation that follows after their 14-year old friend Cal is found dead. 
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IFB Funded Documentary ‘Coming Home’ to be screened at DOC NYC
20 Oct 2014 | ‘Coming Home’, a documentary funded by the Irish Film Board, is to be screened at the DOC NYC festival this November. ‘Coming Home’ will receive two screenings at the IFC Center in New York on November 15th and 20th. Amongst those expected to attend are director Viko Nikci, the documentary’s subject Angel Cordero and cinematographer Robert Flood. 
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UTV Ireland Appoints Paul Colgan as Economics Editor
17 Oct 2014 | UTV Ireland has announced the appointment of Paul Colgan as Economics Editor. Paul joins UTV Ireland from RTÉ, where he spent eight years reporting extensively across the channel’s main news programmes and platforms – including the ‘Six One’ and ‘Nine News’, ‘Primetime’, ‘Morning Ireland’ and ‘News at One'. 
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IFTA to Host Family Screening of Animated Film ‘Song of the Sea’
17 Oct 2014 | Irish Film & Television Academy Members are invited to the First Look Family Screening of animated Irish Film 'Song of the Sea' in Dublin on October 25th. 
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Budget for the Irish Film Board Remains as per 2014 Allocation
17 Oct 2014 | The overall budget for the Irish Film Board remains at €14.03 million for 2015. The Irish Government has also announced a review on the cap of qualifying expenditure per project with regard to the Irish financial incentive for film, television and animation production, which will ensure Ireland remains a competitive location for international production activity. 
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Irish Feature ‘Captive’ Wraps
17 Oct 2014 | Irish director Stephen Patrick Kenny (‘The Pigman Murders’) has completed filming on his second feature ‘Captive’, which will be released in 2015. 
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