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Thank you for the Day
30 Jan 2015 | With ‘Patrick’s Day’, Irish filmmaker Terry McMahon takes a great leap forward from his no-budget debut, ‘Charlie Casanova’. And he’s got the trunk-load of festival awards to prove it. IFTN’s Paul Byrne gets him on the couch... 
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IFTA to host ‘Music for the Screen’ with composer Stephen Rennicks on February 10th
30 Jan 2015 | The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) will host ‘Music for the Screen’ with Stephen Rennicks on Tuesday, February 10th in Dublin. 
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Finger on the Pulse: IFTN talks to Pulse College about upcoming Open Day on Saturday, February 7th
30 Jan 2015 | With Pulse College set to host an open day on Saturday, February 7th, IFTN took a trip to the college to see for themselves what one of Ireland’s leading Creative Media Educators had to offer. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ Gains Momentum Ahead of Release Feb 6th
30 Jan 2015 | Ahead of its’ release on Friday, 6th February, IFTN takes a look back at accolades received by Terry McMahon’s second feature ‘Patrick’s Day’. 
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Education and Training for the Irish Film & TV Industry
30 Jan 2015 | IFTN’s Guide for students and young professionals on some of the top colleges in the Ireland to help you acquire the practical skills necessary for a successful career in the film and TV business 
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IFTA/BAFTA Panel discussion held in London on January 22nd looks at maximising S481 tax incentives for UK Producers
29 Jan 2015 | IFTA and BAFTA co-hosted a panel discussion in London on Thursday, January 22nd – with over 180 producers and financial execs (including 40 Irish producers who travelled to the UK for the event) turning out to listen to an expert panel talking about maximising the tax incentives offered by Ireland’s newly enhanced and broadened Section 481 guidelines for UK producers. 
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Looking for Richard
29 Jan 2015 | An overnight sensation that took just 25 years, Richard Dormer talks to Paul Byrne about taking the long road, getting dark with Fortitude, and still feeling those good vibrations with Terri Hooley. 
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IFTA 10 Years on: David Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award
29 Jan 2015 | 2015 marks ten years since the late character actor David Kelly was honoured by the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his fantastic contributions to film. 
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Sundance Update: Fox Searchlight acquires ‘Brooklyn’ for worldwide distribution in $9m deal
28 Jan 2015 | Fox Searchlight has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’, after the film premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. 
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BAI Launches Revised Code of Programme Standards
28 Jan 2015 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) have announced that they have launched a revised code of their Programme Standards for Irish broadcasters. 
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Prof. Ivor Browne to attend opening night of ‘Patrick’s Day’ at IFI
28 Jan 2015 | Psychiatrist Professor Ivor Browne will attend the opening night screening of ‘Patrick’s Day’ at the Irish Film Institute on Friday 6th February where he will take part in a post-film Q&A with director Terry McMahon and cast which will be hosted by TV3’s Elaine Crowley. 
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Irish Producer Jeremiah Cullinane wins EGG Digital Cinema Award
28 Jan 2015 | Irish producer Jeremiah Cullinane has won the EGG Digital Cinema Award, which is the new pitching prize created at the When East Meets West (WEMW) Pitching Forum in Trieste, Italy. 
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BAI Makes Changes to Rules on Television Subtitling, Sign Language and Audio Description
28 Jan 2015 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has published revised rules governing the level of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to the public. The rules update the current Access Rules, which were last reviewed in 2012. 
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Irish Producer Andrew Keogh chosen for EAVE 2015 Producer’s Workshop
27 Jan 2015 | Irish producer Andrew Keogh , has been selected for the EAVE 2015 producer’s workshop series. 
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How High Can He Go? – Interview with Baz Ashmawy
26 Jan 2015 | With game show ‘The Fanatics’ currently airing on Sky One and rumours adrift of a second season of ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’ – IFTN catches up with Baz Ashmawy to talk about a busy year for the Irish presenter. 
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Moe Better Blues
26 Jan 2015 | With his powerhouse performance in Terry McMahon’s award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ about to make him a star, Moe Dunford catches his breath long enough to talk with IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Ronan Hill wins TEC Award for work on ‘Game of Thrones’ for second year running
26 Jan 2015 | Production sound mixer Ronan Hill has just won the TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) award for outstanding creative achievement (Television Sound Production) for the second year running in recognition of his work on ‘Game of Thrones’ season four. 
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Sundance Update: ‘Strangerland’ to be distributed in the US by Alchemy
26 Jan 2015 | The Irish/Australian co-production ‘Strangerland’ has been acquired for US distribution by Alchemy after screening at the Sundance Film Festival. 
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Last night a PJ saved my life
23 Jan 2015 | One of Ireland’s most successful funnymen, thanks to the likes of TV hits ‘Naked Camera’ and ‘Next Week’s News’, PJ Gallagher talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about his crippling stage fright, the subject of his Reality Bites documentary. 
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IFTA Announces Details of Upcoming Events
23 Jan 2015 | The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced details of five events that will be held throughout February and March – with topics ranging from television trends to music on the screen and guests including Oscar nominee Whit Stillman, Casting Director Maureen Hughes, and IFTA winning documentary filmmaker Maurice Sweeney. 
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