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Production Begins on Treasure Entertainment’s ‘Viva’ in Cuba
18 Dec 2014 | Production has begun on the new Irish Film ‘Viva’, written by IFTA-winning Irish writer Mark O'Halloran (‘Adam and Paul’, ‘Garage’), and helmed by director Paddy Breathnach (‘I Went Down’, ‘Man About Dog’, ‘Shrooms’). 
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‘Moone Boy’ wins Best Sitcom at the British Comedy Awards
17 Dec 2014 | Irish comedy ‘Moone Boy’ won Best Sitcom at the 2014 British Comedy Awards last night, while there were also awards for Irish performers Brendan O’ Carroll, Graham Norton, Aisling Bea - and for Arthur Matthews new show ‘Toast of London’. 
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‘Lily's Driftwood Bay’ nominated for Broadcast Award
17 Dec 2014 | Belfast-based Sixteen South has been nominated for a Broadcast Award for animation series ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’ whose cast includes stars Stephen Fry, Ardal O’Hanlon, Richard Dormer and Peter Mullan. 
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Saoirse Ronan and Corey McKinley nominated for Young Performer of the Year at London Critics' Circle Film Awards
17 Dec 2014 | Irish actors Saoirse Ronan (‘Brooklyn’, ‘Byzantium’) and Corey McKinley have both been nominated in the Young Performer of the Year category at the 35th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. 
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Two new Home-grown shows ‘Ireland’s Oyster Clan’ and ‘Renovation Nation’ coming to TV3 in January
17 Dec 2014 | ‘Ireland’s Oyster Clan’ and ‘Renovation Nation, two new home-grown shows, are to air on TV3 in January of the new year. 
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World Premiere of ‘You’re Ugly Too’ at Berlin Film Festival 2015
17 Dec 2014 | Irish film ‘You’re Ugly Too’ will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. The film was selected as part of the Generation section. 
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Allan Cubitt talks to IFTN – Creator of ‘The Fall’
15 Dec 2014 | Ahead of the IFTA panel discussion on ‘The Fall’ with creator/writer/director Allan Cubitt and producer Julian Stevens (Artist’s Studio) taking place at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday December 16th at 12.30pm, IFTN caught up with Cubitt to talk about the IFTA-winning show which concludes its second season on Wednesday, December 17th on RTÉ One. 
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BIFA winning composer Stephen Rennicks talks to IFTN
15 Dec 2014 | Primarily known as a key collaborator of director Lenny Abrahamson over the past decade, composer Stephen Rennicks has cemented his position as one of Ireland’s leading composers with three IFTA nominations and a filmography consisting of celebrated Irish films like ‘What Richard Did’, ‘Garage’, ‘Man About Dog’, and ‘Adam and Paul’. 
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TVM wins Woman Led Business Award at Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards
15 Dec 2014 | Cork company TVM has won the Woman Led Business Award at the national final of the 2014 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
15 Dec 2014 | This week saw Irish actors Sarah Bolger, Andrew Scott and Brian F O’Byrne land roles in major international productions, while Chris O’Dowd signs with WME… 
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In His Element: Ed Guiney talks co-productions ahead of receiving award in Riga on December 13th
12 Dec 2014 | Co-founder of Element Pictures Ed Guiney is set to receive this year’s European Co-Production Award – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, 13 December. 
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An Taoiseach officially opens UTV Ireland’s Dublin Docklands headquarters
12 Dec 2014 | With UTV Ireland officially launching on January 1st, 2015 - An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. has officially opened the channels’ brand new HD studios and headquarters, at Macken House, Dublin 1. 
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Moe Dunford to Receive Shooting Star Award
11 Dec 2014 | Moe Dunford – who has most recently starred in the award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ – is one of ten European actors to receive a Shooting Star award in Berlin on 7th February, as part of the Berlin International Film Festival. 
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Dearbhla Walsh speaks to IFTN - Director of ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’
11 Dec 2014 | Starring Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’ tells the tale of shy old man Mr Hoppy who is hopelessly in love with his downstairs neighbour Mrs Silver who only shows affection for her pet tortoise. 
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Irish Actors Among SAG Nominees
11 Dec 2014 | The nominees for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced, with Allen Leech garnering two nominations for being part of the cast ensemble of television series ‘Downton Abbey’ and the British film ‘The Imitation Game’. 
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IFTN Speaks to Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – Editor of ‘The Missing’
11 Dec 2014 | Following on from her acclaimed (and IFTA and BAFTA nominated) work on the fast-paced ‘Ripper Street’, editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle has slowed it right down with BBC One show ‘The Missing’. 
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Interview with Mark Henry – Sound Mixer of ‘Corp & Anam’ and ‘Love/Hate’
11 Dec 2014 | Based in Windmill Lane’s Number 4 Sound Recording Studios since leaving college, sound mixer Mark Henry has amassed an impressive filmography over the past 14 years. 
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Coco Television to produce Pat Kenny series for UTV Ireland
10 Dec 2014 | UTV Ireland, Ireland’s newest television channel, has awarded Coco Television the contract to produce Pat Kenny’s new series, which will air in 2015. 
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‘A Turning Tide in the Life of Man’ to Premiere at Arcs European Film Festival
10 Dec 2014 | Donegal-based company Lugh Films along with South-Wind Blows and Idée Originale will release their latest documentary co-production in two formats, a cinema version entitled ‘A Turning Tide in the Life of Man’ (110 min) and television version entitled ‘Big Fish Small Fish’ (52 min). 
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Consolata Boyle among winners at the Women in Film and Television Awards in London
09 Dec 2014 | Irish costume designer Consolata Boyle was among the winners at the 24th annual Women in Film and Television Awards at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel in London on Friday. 
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