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Creative Europe provides further support for Irish Film, TV and Games Companies
19 Aug 2014 | The first Slate project Development results for Creative Europe have been announced with eight Irish companies receiving €1.31 million for the development of Film and Television projects. 
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Avatar Post Production Expands Facilities
19 Aug 2014 | For any feature film, while visuals are important, an excellent soundtrack is indispensable. It can make or break a film. IFTN spoke with Avatar Audio Post Production about their expertise in the area, their recent work and technological developments they have made to improve their services in providing a distinguished and exceptional audio soundtrack. 
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TG4 Launches New Smart TV App
19 Aug 2014 | TG4, the multi-platform Irish language media service has announced the completion of three major phases in the implementation of its digital content distribution strategy. 
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Irish Film New York to honour Jim Sheridan
19 Aug 2014 | Jim Sheridan will take part in an on-stage conversation at the fourth annual Irish Film New York (IFNY), set to run from October 3-5. There will also be a retrospective on the director’s work. 
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Irish DVD & On-Demand Release of ‘Frank’
19 Aug 2014 | Fresh from its opening weekend in the United States, Element Pictures Distribution is pleased to announce that 'Frank' will be available to rent and buy in Ireland on DVD, Blu-ray and On-Demand from September 12th. 
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'Life's a Breeze' secures US Release for Autumn
19 Aug 2014 | Lance Daly’s film Life’s a Breeze, starring Fionnula Flanagan (‘The Others’, ‘The Guard’) and Pat Shortt (‘Garage’, ‘Calvary’), will be released in the United States on September 19th. The film will be released in Los Angeles and New York as well as VOD, followed by a national rollout. The feature is a Fasnet Films production which Daly directed, wrote and produced, and Macdara Kelleher also produced. 
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Places Available in Animation & Games Production Courses in DKIT
19 Aug 2014 | The Section of Creative Media in DKIT has some places remaining on two new year-long part-time certificates in 3D for Games and 2D/3D Digital Animation Production, starting in late September 2014. 
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‘What If’ Out in Irish Cinemas this Wednesday
18 Aug 2014 | Romantic comedy ‘What If’ is out on general release in Irish cinemas this Wednesday 20th August. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, who was in Dublin last week for the film’s Irish premiere. Elia Kazan (‘Ruby Sparks’), Rafe Spall (‘Prometheus’), Adam Driver (‘Girls’) and Megan Park (‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’) also have starring roles. 
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‘Michael Smiley: Something To Ride Home About’ Gets Second Series
18 Aug 2014 | Green Inc Film and Television has received the green-light for a second series of ‘Michael Smiley: Something to Ride home About’ for BBC One Northern Ireland. 
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‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ Wins Three Norwegian Film Awards
18 Aug 2014 | Winner of the Special Grand Jury Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival and Founders Award in Chicago, ‘AThousand Times Good Night’ has now added to its spoils by taking away three prizes at the Amanda Awards in Haugesund, Norway. 
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Film Limerick - Closing Date Approaches
18 Aug 2014 | Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes has announced details of their 2014 Bursary Award, ‘Film Limerick’. 
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‘Frank’ released in US Today
15 Aug 2014 | After meeting rave reviews at its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (Kyle Smith of the New York Post described it as a “whimsical delight”), Lenny Abrahamson’s fourth feature ‘Frank’ will receive its highly anticipated release in the US this weekend. The film is a comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself both in peril and in awe when he joins an electric rock band with a mysterious papier mache head wearing leader. 
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IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival this September
15 Aug 2014 | Featuring two world premieres and seven Irish premieres, the IFI Stranger than Fiction programme for 2014 includes a new film from Kim Longinotto, a profile of notorious Irish-American crime boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, a profile of the late, great film critic Roger Ebert and the world premiere of ‘Showrunners’ which reveals the writer/producer masterminds behind quality U.S television. There will be a host of Q+As with Irish and international guest directors and a series of industry special events presented in partnership with the Irish Film Board. 
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Film Festival Round-Up
15 Aug 2014 | Irish films continue to travel the globe via film festivals. Some have been specially chosen for screenings while others have received award nominations and even wins. 
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RTÉ One Launches a Dramatic New Season of Programming
14 Aug 2014 | RTÉ One has launched an exciting new season of home-produced and acquired programming, with over 35 new shows plus 24 returning series. The season will see over 600 hours of home-produced programming and over 90 hours of Irish drama, along with 13 new factual documentaries and five brand-new arts documentaries. 
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UTV Player App Launches on IOS and Android Devices
14 Aug 2014 | Viewers in Northern Ireland will now be able to catch up with their favorite UTV programmes on their phone or tablet following the launch of a new UTV Player. With a contemporary, robust design, UTV’s new catch up service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and remains completely free of charge. 
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RTÉ Player brings the Rose of Tralee Festival Worldwide
14 Aug 2014 | From dancing on a barrel with a brush, to kissing a fish and that infamous onscreen proposal last year, ‘The Rose of Tralee’ has become one of Ireland’s most watched TV Shows with those unexpected entertaining moments that gets the world talking and sends twitter into a tail spin. 
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Northern Ireland-based Titanic Studios gets £14m Extension
14 Aug 2014 | Titanic Studios, the production facilities in Northern Ireland where ‘Game of Thrones’ is shot, is to add two stages as part of a £14 million (€17.5 million) upgrade. The facilities, which sit on an eight-acre site in Belfast, received the greenlight for the expansion plans from Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark H. Durkan on Tuesday. The extension will provide an additional 100,000 sq. ft. of production facilities, which will increase the site to more than 250,000 sq. ft. 
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Saorview gains 41,000 viewers in last four months
14 Aug 2014 | The number of households opting for digital terestrial television (DTT) service Saorview has increased by 41,000 over the last four months, taking the total number of Irish homes with Saorview to 653,000. 
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Irish Film ‘Davin’ on Impact of Suicide Streaming Online for Free
14 Aug 2014 | A new Irish film attempting to highlight the impact of suicide on wider society is being streamed free online in an effort to encourage those at risk to seek help. The feature-length film, ‘Davin’, has been produced for free by multi-award winning Dublin director, Graham Jones, and a cast of Irish actors in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. 
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