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Actor and filmmaker base ‘The Factory’ re-opens as ‘Bow Street’
30 Sep 2014 | After five years at their Barrow Street headquarters, The Factory has been rebranded and renamed as Bow Street, a venue to find future talent for the big and small screen, and is now located in Smithfield. 
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Stubborn Kind of Fella
30 Sep 2014 | As he prepares to tour the country with Unbreakable - about blind paraplegic Mark Pollock - filmmaker Ross Whitaker talks to IFTN about filmmaking, friendship and the future of documentary. 
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Renowned British Director Roger Michell comes to Dublin for IFTA Event
30 Sep 2014 | The Irish Film and Television Academy is to host an evening ‘In Conversation with..’ director Roger Michell on Wednesday, October 1st in Dublin 
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Animation Masterclass with Kyle Balda to be held in association with the Dublin Animation Festival
29 Sep 2014 | A 3D animation masterclass will be held with Kyle Balda at the Dublin Animation Film Festival on the 18th October. The day-long event invites participants who are working as animators in the sector and who have a good understanding of animation generally. 
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Toronto Irish Film Festival & Chicago Irish Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions
29 Sep 2014 | The Toronto Irish Film Festival (TIRFF) and the Chicago Irish Film Festival (CIFF) return in 2015 to once again celebrate the very best of Irish cinema. 
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Aiden Gillen Confirmed for ‘The Maze Runner’ Sequel
29 Sep 2014 | Fox have announced that Aiden Gillen has been cast in the main villain role for the 'Maze Runner' sequel, which is being fast-tracked for a 2015 release after the box office success of the first film out this month. 
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Kirby Enthusiasm
29 Sep 2014 | This may be her busiest year yet - what with Jimmy’s Hall, Love/Hate, Peaky Blinders and working with Johnny Depp - but Irish actress Simone Kirby managed to find time to talk with IFTN. 
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Martin McDonagh to be honoured in Siberian Festival
29 Sep 2014 | Oscar-winning Irish film and theatre director Martin McDonagh (brother of John Michael McDonagh, the director of ‘The Guard’ and ‘Calvary’) will be celebrated in an eponymous theatre festival in the Siberian city of Perm. 
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‘Songs for Amy’ Digital Release 1st October
26 Sep 2014 | Independent Irish film ‘Songs for Amy’ will be released digitally by Sonny and Skye Productions, in partnership with LA distributor Traverse Media, across a number of VOD platforms including iTunes, Googleplay and Vudu on October 1st, with Amazon to be added soon after. 
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‘Ellie the Ace’ Flies High
26 Sep 2014 | Cartoon Saloon, best-known as the studio behind Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated and IFTA award-winning feature ‘The Secret of Kells,’ is currently developing animated series ‘Ellie the Ace.’ The €4.5 million series project was pitched this week at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France. 
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Dark Sky Acquires ‘Let Us Prey’
26 Sep 2014 | MPI Media Group’s Dark Sky Films banner has acquired the U.S. rights to ‘Let Us Prey’, an Irish horror feature from Brian O’Malley. The film has already been screened at, among others, the Edinburgh Film Festival, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, at which it won Best European Fantastic Film, and the18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, where it received its Asian premiere. It sold-out its North American premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival at which it received positive reviews. 
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Liam Neeson joins cast of ‘Ted 2’
26 Sep 2014 | Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson, whose wide range of credits include ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘Taken’ among many others, is the latest star to be added to Seth MacFarlane’s continuing growing cast for his upcoming comedy sequel ‘Ted 2’. 
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'When East Meets West’ now accepting entries for 2015
25 Sep 2014 | After a focus on France in 2011, the Nordic countries in 2012, Germany in 2013 and Benelux in 2014, ‘When East Meets West’ (WEMW) is now accepting 2015 entries from the English speaking countries of Ireland, the United Kingdom and North America. 
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Deadpan Pictures is new moniker for Paul Donovan’s wing of Grand Pictures
25 Sep 2014 | Deadpan Pictures is to be the new name of Paul Donovan’s wing of Grand Pictures and their main energy and focus will now be principally on TV comedy production for UK and Irish broadcasters. 
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Adjudicator Line up announced for 15th Kerry Film Festival
25 Sep 2014 | The Kerry Film Festival, which takes place across the County of Kerry each October, has today announced its five adjudicators for this year’s festival. 
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James Hickey Welcomes Recent Debate on Irish Film and Speaks about his Optimism for the future of the Industry
24 Sep 2014 | James Hickey, Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board has spoken to IFTN with regard to his thoughts on the sector. 
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Northern Ireland Screen to host Creative Industries Tax Briefing Day
24 Sep 2014 | Northern Ireland Screen, in conjunction with BFI, HMRC and Invest NI, are to hold an information day on the Creative Industries Tax Relief System on Tuesday, 7th October. The conference looks set to be of interest to anyone interested in producing films, TV shows, cartoons and video games as it will run the audience through the feasibilities and realities of  the tax relief system. 
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THE KING OF TV COMEDY
24 Sep 2014 | Or pretty darn close to it. The mischievous brain behind such pivotal TV gems as The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, Not The Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and Q.I., John Lloyd flew into Dublin recently for an IFTA In Conversation With...event. Paul Byrne caught up with him to talk funny, family and physics. 
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Lenny Abrahamson and Element Pictures to adapt Laird Hunt’s novel ‘Neverhome’
24 Sep 2014 | Element Pictures have acquired film and TV rights to Laird Hunt’s critically acclaimed novel ‘Neverhome’, with long-time Element collaborator Lenny Abrahamson set to direct and Ed Guiney producing. 
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More Irish Films to be shown on RTÉ as deal struck with Irish Film Board
24 Sep 2014 | RTÉ have partnered with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board in a collaboration that will see more Irish feature films being shown on Saturday nights on RTÉ2. 
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