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Sundance Update: Fox Searchlight acquires ‘Brooklyn’ for worldwide distribution in $9m deal
28 Jan 2015 | Fox Searchlight has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’, after the film premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. 
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BAI Launches Revised Code of Programme Standards
28 Jan 2015 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) have announced that they have launched a revised code of their Programme Standards for Irish broadcasters. 
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Prof. Ivor Browne to attend opening night of ‘Patrick’s Day’ at IFI
28 Jan 2015 | Psychiatrist Professor Ivor Browne will attend the opening night screening of ‘Patrick’s Day’ at the Irish Film Institute on Friday 6th February where he will take part in a post-film Q&A with director Terry McMahon and cast which will be hosted by TV3’s Elaine Crowley. 
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Irish Producer Jeremiah Cullinane wins EGG Digital Cinema Award
28 Jan 2015 | Irish producer Jeremiah Cullinane has won the EGG Digital Cinema Award, which is the new pitching prize created at the When East Meets West (WEMW) Pitching Forum in Trieste, Italy. 
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BAI Makes Changes to Rules on Television Subtitling, Sign Language and Audio Description
28 Jan 2015 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has published revised rules governing the level of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to the public. The rules update the current Access Rules, which were last reviewed in 2012. 
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Irish Producer Andrew Keogh chosen for EAVE 2015 Producer’s Workshop
27 Jan 2015 | Irish producer Andrew Keogh , has been selected for the EAVE 2015 producer’s workshop series. 
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How High Can He Go? – Interview with Baz Ashmawy
26 Jan 2015 | With game show ‘The Fanatics’ currently airing on Sky One and rumours adrift of a second season of ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’ – IFTN catches up with Baz Ashmawy to talk about a busy year for the Irish presenter. 
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Moe Better Blues
26 Jan 2015 | With his powerhouse performance in Terry McMahon’s award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ about to make him a star, Moe Dunford catches his breath long enough to talk with IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Ronan Hill wins TEC Award for work on ‘Game of Thrones’ for second year running
26 Jan 2015 | Production sound mixer Ronan Hill has just won the TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) award for outstanding creative achievement (Television Sound Production) for the second year running in recognition of his work on ‘Game of Thrones’ season four. 
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Sundance Update: ‘Strangerland’ to be distributed in the US by Alchemy
26 Jan 2015 | The Irish/Australian co-production ‘Strangerland’ has been acquired for US distribution by Alchemy after screening at the Sundance Film Festival. 
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Last night a PJ saved my life
23 Jan 2015 | One of Ireland’s most successful funnymen, thanks to the likes of TV hits ‘Naked Camera’ and ‘Next Week’s News’, PJ Gallagher talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about his crippling stage fright, the subject of his Reality Bites documentary. 
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IFTA Announces Details of Upcoming Events
23 Jan 2015 | The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced details of five events that will be held throughout February and March – with topics ranging from television trends to music on the screen and guests including Oscar nominee Whit Stillman, Casting Director Maureen Hughes, and IFTA winning documentary filmmaker Maurice Sweeney. 
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Oscar nominee Whit Stillman to Participate In Conversation with IFTA Academy Members
23 Jan 2015 | IFTA have announced that they will be hosting an evening In Conversation…with Whit Stillman on February 3rd. 
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BAI awards funding of €1.4 million to education and animation projects
23 Jan 2015 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today announced the award of €1.414 million to 25 education and animation projects, through its Sound & Vision funding scheme. The package of recommendations was ratified by the Authority at its meeting on January 22nd. 
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Minister Humphreys highlights growth potential of animation sector on visit to Oscar nominees Cartoon Saloon
23 Jan 2015 | The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has said recent improvements made to the Section 481 Film Tax Relief offer significant potential for further growth in the Irish animation sector in 2015. Minister Humphreys was speaking as she visited the Oscar-nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, in Kilkenny. 
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IFTN talks to Gerard O’Rourke of Geronimo Productions – Creator/Producer of ‘Nelly and Nora’
23 Jan 2015 | With Irish animation company Geronimo Productions announcing this week that their new pre-school cartoon ‘Nelly and Nora’ will be premiering on RTÉjr on February 2nd, IFTN caught up with the series creator and producer – Gerard O’Rourke of Geronimo Productions – to talk about the new show. 
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2015 Sundance Festival kicks off as Gerard Barrett eyes up next project
23 Jan 2015 | Five Irish films and co-productions - ‘Glassland’, ‘Strangerland’, ‘The Hallow’, ‘The Visit’ and ‘Brooklyn’ - will all screen over the next week at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s leading festivals for independent film - with 'Glassland' director Gerard Barrett slated to direct an adaptation of the novel 'Brain on Fire'. 
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‘You’re Ugly Too’ nominated for Best First Feature at Berlin Film Festival
23 Jan 2015 | The new Irish film ‘You’re Ugly Too’ starring Aidan Gillen has been nominated for the Best First Feature Award at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, where the film will have its world premiere. 
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New Tile Films Documentary ‘An Long Chaillte’ to air on TG4
23 Jan 2015 | A new Tile Films documentary ‘An Long Chaillte’ – which uncovers the mystery of a 400-year-old shipwreck – will air on TG4 on Wednesday, 28th January at 9.30pm. 
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Gorilla Post upscales to bigger premises on Merrion Square
23 Jan 2015 | Creative post-production company Gorilla Post has moved premises from their previous space on Herbert Lane to a 3,500 square foot custom-designed new facility on Merrion Square. 
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