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Director Maurice Sweeney on shedding the “hagiography of Padraig Pearse” in TV3’s ‘Trial of the Century’
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ set to air on TV3 over three consecutive nights this weekend, we talk to director Maurice Sweeney about the series, which takes an imagined look at what would have happened had Padraig Pearse been afforded a trial after 1916. 
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Director Risteard Ó Domhnaill talks 'Atlantic'; in cinemas April 29th
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Atlantic’ hitting cinemas on Friday, April 29th, we talk to filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill. 
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‘Trial of the Century’ writer Hugh Travers talks to IFTN
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ about to hit TV3 screens, we talk to lead writer Hugh Travers about the conception of the three part series. 
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Irish actress Amy Shiels cast in Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ reboot
28 Apr 2016 | Irish actress Amy Shiels (‘Cowboys & Angels’, ‘Citadel’, ‘Slaughter’) has been cast in David Lynch’s upcoming ‘Twin Peaks’ reboot, scheduled to premiere on Showtime in 2017. 
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LA Acting Coach Crystal Carson to hold intensive workshop in Dublin next month
28 Apr 2016 | In association with ORion Productions, LA based Acting Coach Crystal Carson will take her three day intensive acting workshops to Dublin from May 11-13. 
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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor on playing Padraig Pearse in TV3’s ‘Trial of the Century’
27 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ about to hit TV3 screens, we talk to Tom Vaughan-Lawlor who plays Irish nationalist Padraig Pearse in the highly anticipated mini-series. 
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Section 481: Tax Credit cap increase to €70m approved by state and will come into effect on May 1st
27 Apr 2016 | The increase in the film tax credit cap announced last October as part of Budget 2016 will come into effect on May 1st 2016. From this date, the eligible expenditure per project increases from €50m to €70m. 
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Irish Storyboard Artist turned ‘Angry Birds’ director Fergal Reilly signs with UTA
27 Apr 2016 | Long-time storyboard artist turned director Fergal Reilly has signed with United Talents Agency (UTA) in the US, ahead of the ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ (his directorial debut) being released worldwide next month. 
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Screen Training Ireland’s VFX: Script to Screen extend deadline to May 6th
27 Apr 2016 | The Application Deadline for Screen Training Ireland’s VFX Script to Screen Programme has been extended until Friday, May 6th. 
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BAI to sponsor Film in Cork’s monthly Production Club Initiative
26 Apr 2016 | Film In Cork has announced that the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is sponsoring its monthly Production Club training initiative. The announcement coincided with the latest Production Club event, which took place in RTÉ Cork on Thursday, April 21st with Cartoon Saloon’s Paul Young. 
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New MA in Film and Screen Media at UCC now accepting applications
26 Apr 2016 | A new MA in Film and Screen Media at the University College Cork is currently accepting applications for their September 2016 intake. 
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Latest Round of Irish Film Board Funding Decisions announced
25 Apr 2016 | The Irish Film Board have announced the latest round of Production, Distribution and Development funding, with projects from Tom Collins, Jamie Hannigan, Malcolm Campbell, Rebecca Daly and Jim Sheridan all rewarded funding. 
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Submissions open for Foyle’s Oscar-affiliated Light in Motion Awards
25 Apr 2016 | Oscar affiliated Film Festival has launched its 2016 Light In Motion (LIM) competition, open to filmmakers and animators across the world. Based in Derry~Londonderry, the Foyle Film Festival competition is also BAFTA and BIFA recognised and will remain open for entries until 23 September. 
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Irish writer Sharon Horgan wins BAFTA Craft Award for ‘Catastrophe’
25 Apr 2016 | Actress and writer Sharon Horgan has added to her very impressive trophy haul in the past 12 months by winning Best Writer Comedy (along with co-writer Rob Delaney) for acclaimed Channel 4 series ‘Catastrophe’. 
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17 Awards for Irish projects at 37th Celtic Media Festival in Dungarvan
25 Apr 2016 | The 37th Celtic Media Festival has drawn to a close in Dungarvan, Co Waterford with Irish projects winning in 17 categories of the Torc Awards. 
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Newport Beach Film Fest CEO Gregg Schwenk on the “over-abundance of Irish talent”
22 Apr 2016 | With the international spotlight very much on Ireland over the past year following the success of Irish films ‘Room’ and ‘Brooklyn’, there was one festival that arrived early to the party – 17 years early in fact. 
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'Wrecking The Rising' helmer Ruán Magan on "messing around with something as precious as 1916"
22 Apr 2016 | With ‘Wrecking The Rising’ airing over the weekend, we catch up with director Ruán Magan about the time-travel 1916 series. 
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Northern Irish shot ‘Game of Thrones’ officially renewed for seventh season ahead of season six premiere this weekend
22 Apr 2016 | As the world prepares itself for Northern Irish shot series ‘Game of Thrones’ to air its’ sixth season this weekend, HBO has announced that they have officially renewed the juggernaut series for a seventh season. 
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Northern Irish series ‘The Secret’ gets ITV broadcast date
22 Apr 2016 | New four-part Northern Irish drama series ‘The Secret’ starring James Nesbitt (‘Lucky Man’) and Genevieve O’Reilly (‘The Honourable Woman’) will air on Friday, April 29th at 9pm. 
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Windmill Lane Founder James Morris steps down after 35 years
21 Apr 2016 | Windmill Lane Pictures announced today that company founder James Morris is stepping down as Executive Chairman. 
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