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Zodiak Rights and Stirling Television sign first-look agreement
24 Nov 2014 | Zodiak Rights, the international division of Zodiak Media, and Northern Ireland producer Stirling Television have signed an all-genre first-look deal agreement. Zodiak Rights already represent Stirling’s Irish dancing series ‘Jigs & Wigs’ (BBC One Northern Ireland/RTE, 6 x 30’). 
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‘A Patch of Fog’ Begins Principal Photography in Northern Ireland
21 Nov 2014 | The Fyzz Facility has announced that Michael Lennox’s debut feature, ‘A Patch of Fog’, will start principal photography in Northern Ireland this weekend on Sunday, 23rd November. 
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Two Northern Irish Shorts make it to Academy Award Shortlist
21 Nov 2014 | After 141 films were submitted this year for the live-action short film Academy Award, ten live-shorts have been selected for consideration for the Oscar. The shortlist was chosen by the Academy’s short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee. Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. 
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‘Corp is Anam’ Returns to TG4 on Thursday, October 27th
21 Nov 2014 | Irish language TV drama ‘Corp is Anam’ makes its highly anticipated return to the small screen next Thursday. The series follows a crime correspondent as he uncovers the corruption in Ireland’s crime and legal systems. The 4x1 hour series is produced by Magamedia for TG4. 
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Morgan O’Sullivan, Cathal Gaffney and Marian Keyes receive first IADT Honorary Fellow Awards
21 Nov 2014 | Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) introduced the award of Honorary Fellow for the first time at its conferring ceremony last Wednesday in the RDS, Ballsbridge. The 2014 IADT Honorary Fellows are Morgan O’Sullivan, Cathal Gaffney and Marian Keyes. 
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‘Love/Hate’ Secures European Netflix Deal
20 Nov 2014 | Following on from the recent ratings success of the Love/Hate season finale on RTÉ One (1,005,400 viewers with a 56% audience share), RTÉ has announced that ‘Love/Hate’ will now be streamed on Netflix in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. 
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Irish DOP PJ Dillon Nominated For ASC Award For ‘Vikings’
20 Nov 2014 | Irish DOP PJ Dillon has been nominated for an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award in the category of Outstanding Cinematography For A Television Series for his work on the History Channel show ‘Vikings’, which films in Ireland. 
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RTÉ News Announces Fiona Mitchell As London Correspondent
20 Nov 2014 | RTÉ News has announced the appointment of RTÉ Deputy Foreign Editor, Fiona Mitchell, as London Correspondent. 
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Irish Studio Brown Bag Films To Open New Offices In Manchester
20 Nov 2014 | Award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films have announced the launch of a 2D animation studio in Manchester. Initially employing 40 staff, the new studio will extend the studio’s production and creative capability. 
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TAM Figures Reveal 340,000 People Watched First Four Episodes Of TG4’s ‘An Bronntanas’
19 Nov 2014 | Official Television Audience Measurement (TAM) Ireland figures show that Irish-language thriller ‘An Bronntanas’ has been seen by 340,000 people during the opening four episodes, making it one the most popular original drama series ever broadcast on TG4, according to TG4 Deputy CEO Pádhraic Ó Ciardha. 
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Interview With Beau Willimon – Creator of Netflix Show ‘House Of Cards’ Starring Kevin Spacey
19 Nov 2014 | ‘House of Cards’, the first in Netflix’ line of original programming, hit TV screens (or laptop screens rather) last year to critical acclaim and a slew of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Starring two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey as the abominable politician Francis Underwood, the show, which will air its third season next year, depicts Underwood’s rise to power with the ruthless creed of ‘any means necessary’. 
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‘Punky’ Wins Best Children’s Film at International Disability Film Festival
19 Nov 2014 | Irish animated series ‘Punky’ has won the Best Children’s Film award at the International Disability Film Festival in Moscow. 
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Irish Filmmaker Wraps On Indie Live Action Kids Film ‘Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg’
19 Nov 2014 | Principal photography has just wrapped on Irish filmmaker Danny Stack’s UK live-action kids film ‘Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg’. 
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Film Mayo To Launch On Monday 1st December
19 Nov 2014 | Mayo County Council Arts Service have announced the launch of Film Mayo which is being set up to promote Film and Television in County Mayo. The launch will take place on Monday 1st of December in Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo. 
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Got Live If You Want It
18 Nov 2014 | Increasingly, people are turning to cinema not just for film but for theatre, for opera, museum exhibitions, even for 3D tours of the Vatican. Paul Byrne takes a look at the rise and rise of Event Cinema. 
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Casting & Audition Workshop with Louise Kiely Casting At The Gaiety School Of Acting On Sunday, 23rd November
18 Nov 2014 | The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of Ireland is running a Casting & Audition Workshop this Sunday 23rd November at Essex Street West, Temple Bar from 10am - 5pm. 
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IFB To Host Briefing On Tax Credit For Film, Television and Animation Production on November 25th
18 Nov 2014 | The Irish Film Board (IFB) will host a briefing on the new tax credit for film, television and animation production in Ireland on Tuesday 25 November. 
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‘Dracula Untold’ Makes Over $200m in Box Office
18 Nov 2014 | ‘Dracula Untold’, the debut feature of Dublin-born director Gary Shore, has truly sunk its teeth into the box office. According to boxofficemojo.com, the film has made $55,725,500 in the US box office and $153,100,000 across other territories, making a total of $208,825,500 in total worldwide receipts. It is one of the highest ever grossing films with an Irish director at the helm. 
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ITV Commissions ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’; Will Film In Northern Ireland With Funding From NI Screen
17 Nov 2014 | ITV has commissioned ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’, a re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth as a six-part period crime drama, to be produced by Rainmark Films. Filming will begin in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen in January 2015 and further information with regard to casting will be announced soon. 
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European Co-Production Award – Prix EURIMAGES for Ed Guiney
17 Nov 2014 | This year’s European Co-Production Award – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Irish producer Ed Guiney. 
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