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Martin McDonagh’s next film to start shooting in April in the US; Film4 and Fox Searchlight to finance
10 Feb 2016 | ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, the new film from Oscar-winning Irish writer/director Martin McDonagh, is set to start shooting in April in North Carolina with Film4 and Fox Searchlight set to finance the feature. 
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Element Pictures to re-team with ‘The Lobster’ director Yorgos Lanthimos
10 Feb 2016 | Irish production company Element Pictures, currently Oscar nominated for Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’, are set to re-team with ‘The Lobster’ writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos to make ‘The Killing of A Sacred Deer’. 
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John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ added to 2016 SXSW slate along with four Irish shorts
10 Feb 2016 | John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ has been added to the South by Southwest Film Festival in March, screening in the Festival Favourites category. Four Irish shorts have also been added into the SXSW programme this year. 
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Day-long colloquium to address gender equality in Irish film to take place in March
10 Feb 2016 | “Women in the Irish Film Industry: Moving from the Margins to the Centre”, an event designed to tackle the issue of gender inequality in the Irish film industry, will take place on Friday, March 4th at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. 
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Irish Animated series ‘Puffin Rock’ wins two Kidscreen Awards in Miami
10 Feb 2016 | Animated kids series ‘Puffin Rock’ won two awards for Best New Series and Best Animated Series at the Kidscreen Awards last night. 
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Oscar nominated Irish film 'Room' takes over €1million at the Irish Box-Office
09 Feb 2016 | Lenny Abrahamson's 'Room' has passed the €1 million mark at the Irish Box-Office and has now expanded to over 60 cinemas in Ireland where it is expected to continue to perform strongly across all sites in the run up to the Oscar’s on February 28th. 
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The Irish at the European Film Market 2016
09 Feb 2016 | The European Film Market is one of the largest and most important film markets internationally and the Irish are building on their golden year of 2015 by having a large number of titles screening and selling in 2016. 
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Casting Round-Up
09 Feb 2016 | Pierce Brosnan set to star in ‘Across the River and Into the Trees’, Colm Meaney cast in Young Shakespeare pilot ‘Will’ and Brendan Gleeson set to travel to Australia to star in ‘Mr Cranky’. 
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Making The Cut: Piers McGrail – DoP of ‘Glassland’ and upcoming ‘Tomato Red’
09 Feb 2016 | Probably one of the most sought after DoP’s in Ireland at the minute, we chat to 2015 IFTA nominee Piers McGrail on how he got into the industry. 
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Submissions currently being accepted for 2016 IFTA Film & Drama Awards
08 Feb 2016 | Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2016 IFTA Film & Drama Awards, which will take place on Saturday 9th April at the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin. 
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Documentary asking ‘Who Is Dervla Murphy’ to open in Irish cinemas on April 23rd
08 Feb 2016 | Mixed Bag Media documentary ‘Who Is Dervla Murphy’, which looks at the life of the titular travel writer, will open in Irish cinemas from April 23rd. 
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IFTA to host Academy Members Screening of Paul Mercier’s ‘Pursuit’ on February 17th
05 Feb 2016 | IFTA are to host a special Academy Members Screening of Paul Mercier’s road thriller ‘Pursuit’, which stars Ruth Bradley and Barry Ward in the lead roles, on February 17th at the Light House Cinema in Dublin. The screening will also include an in-depth discussion with the filmmakers and cast. 
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Irish film ‘The Lobster’ released online with Volta and on DVD
05 Feb 2016 | Award-winning Irish film ‘The Lobster’ is available from today on DVD and on web streaming site Volta.ie. 
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Upcoming spring courses and events at Gréasán na Meán Skillnet
05 Feb 2016 | Gréasán na Meán Skillnet, well-known in Ireland for their creative and innovative cross sector media and communication training workshops in traditional and online environments, has unveiled some of their courses and events which are taking place this spring. 
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Magamedia’s Paddy Hayes on surreal comedy series ‘Eipic’ – “Boldly going where no broadcaster went before”
04 Feb 2016 | With Magamedia’s comedy series ‘Eipic’ airing on TG4 tonight at 10pm, Executive Producer Paddy Hayes talks us through the new show. 
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TV spinoff of Oscar nominated Irish film ‘Brooklyn’ being developed
04 Feb 2016 | A TV spinoff of Oscar nominated Irish film ‘Brooklyn’ is currently in development, Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey of Wildgaze Films have confirmed. 
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‘Strangerland’ co-writer Michael Kinirons: “I wanted to keep it messy – this is a really intense situation and these are complex characters”
04 Feb 2016 | It has been a long road for ‘Strangerland’. The Irish/Australian co-production from Fastnet Films was in development hell for years before Macdara Kelleher from Fastnet Films commissioned Michael Kinirons to write the script, based on an original idea by Fiona Seres. 
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Galway’s Science on Screen to fund two short science films with a budget of €35,000 each
04 Feb 2016 | Under the Galway UNESCO City of Film designation, Galway Film Centre, in association with the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), have just launched a partnership project called ‘Science on Screen’ which aims to facilitate, promote and increase the inclusion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) content in Irish film and TV production. 
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Making The Cut: ‘An Bronntanas’ writer/director/producer Tom Collins on getting into the industry
04 Feb 2016 | Tom Collins is an IFTA-nominated writer/director/producer who last directed ‘An Bronntanas’ – an acclaimed Irish language Celtic Noir drama series that aired on TG4 in late 2014 and has since been acquired by French distributor Lagardère Entertainment (LE) Rights for worldwide distribution. 
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Walker Books UK publish book based on Geronimo’s ‘Nelly and Nora’
04 Feb 2016 | Dublin-based animation studio Geronimo Productions’ Cbeebies children’s series ‘Nelly and Nora’ has published a book based on the adventures of the titular characters. 
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