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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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SXSW unveils line-up with ‘I Am Belfast’, ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ & ‘War on Everyone’ screening
03 Feb 2016 | The South by Southwest Film Festival has announced their 2016 line-up with Irish co-production ‘I Am Not A Serial Killer’ and Northern Irish documentary ‘I Am Belfast’ both selected to screen along with John Michael McDonagh’s new film ‘War on Everyone’. 
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Irish presenters Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon for BBC’s ‘Robot Wars’ reboot
03 Feb 2016 | Irish presenters Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon have been announced as the new presenters of ‘Robot Wars’ when the series is rebooted for six episodes on BBC Two later this year. 
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Cineart acquires Irish co-production ‘Love & Friendship’ at Rotterdam
03 Feb 2016 | News from Rotterdam where Irish co-production ‘Love & Friendship’ landed more sales with Cineart striking a deal with Protagonist Pictures. 
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RTÉ Unveils Election 2016 TV and Digital Campaign Coverage
03 Feb 2016 | As the country gets set to elect the 32nd Dáil, RTÉ will be broadcasting live from over 20 constituencies throughout the regions as part of extensive election campaign coverage across television, radio, online and mobile. 
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IFTA Academy Members screening of ‘The Survivalist’ followed by Q&A with Stephen Fingleton and Martin McCann
02 Feb 2016 | The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) are to host a special IFTA Academy Members screening of ‘The Survivalist’ on February 10th. This will be followed by a discussion with BAFTA nominated Director Stephen Fingleton and IFTA winning actor Martin McCann, which will be facilitated by Donald Clarke of The Irish Times. 
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After 16 Shorts to Screen at ADIFF
02 Feb 2016 | The screenings of the Irish Film Board’s shorts series 'After ’16' will screen at ADIFF. 
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Kerry ETB Training Centre looking for participants for AD, UPM and Line Producer course in March
02 Feb 2016 | The Kerry ETB Training Centre’s Dawn Workshops are looking for participants for their latest course which is for people interested in becoming an Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager and Line Producer on Films and Television. 
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Thaddeus O’Sullivan talks to IFTN – director of ‘Silent Witness’ two-parter commencing tonight
01 Feb 2016 | If you are a fan of BBC crime drama series, chances a lot of what you will be watching this week was helmed by Irish director Thaddeus O’Sullivan. 
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Channel 4 commissions make-up documentary from Northern Irish indie Big Mountain Productions
01 Feb 2016 | Channel 4 has commissioned Northern Irish indie Big Mountain Productions to produce a film exploring the world of make-up masters. 
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TG4, Galway Film Centre & the Arts Council announce eight short film commissions for special season of Splanc!
01 Feb 2016 | TG4 and the Arts Council, in partnership with Galway Film Centre, have announced eight new short film commissions for a special season of Splanc! to celebrate 2016 in art. 
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Northern Ireland Screen announce Access Shorts Decisions
01 Feb 2016 | Northern Ireland Screen has announced that three short films have been chosen to go into production from its Access Shorts scheme. 
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