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Irish Duo Jedward to take part in MTV International series ‘Single AF’
20 Jun 2017 | The new interactive, cross-platform series will see the twins join an international slate of reality television stars, from ‘Teen Mom’ star Farrah Abraham to ‘Geordie Shore’ regular Marnie Simpson. 
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2nd Series DWTS Commissioned
19 Jun 2017 | Dancing with the Stars commissioned for 2nd series from Shinawil for RTÉ One 
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BBC seeks Drama Projects in Association with NI Screen
19 Jun 2017 | Following recent news of it reinvestment in drama, the BBC is accepting applications for sixty-minute dramas which can be developed as one-off specials or prequels, in association with Northern Ireland Screen. 
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GAZE LGBT Film Festival Launches Silver Anniversary Programme in Celebration of 25th Year
16 Jun 2017 | The 2017 edition of the festival was revealed with a lively launch party hosted by Lead Sponsor Accenture at The Dock, Accenture’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub at 7 Hanover Quay, yesterday, June 15th. 
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RTÉ One unveils Major Documentary, ‘Portrait of a Gallery’ as part of new Factual Collection
16 Jun 2017 | Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland which officially reopened on Wednesday, July 14th. 
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Sky & Virgin Media Announce Strategic Partnership allowing Advertisers to Target over 30M Viewers
16 Jun 2017 | The purpose of the deal is to enable businesses to benefit further from advanced TV advertising across both Virgin TV and Sky platforms, as advertisers will be able to target a potential audience with a scale of leading social networks. 
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Gerard Barrett’s ‘Honey’ sells to FX and Fox
16 Jun 2017 | The ‘Pilgrim Hill’, ‘Smalltown’ and ‘Brain on Fire’ writer/director has sold the one-hour drama, which is currently in development. 
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Commissioning Call: Ulster-Scots Groundbreakers Documentary Scheme
16 Jun 2017 | BBC Northern Ireland has announced a call-out for documentary projects for its 2018 slate, with a deadline for submissions of August 8th 2017. 
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Galway Film Centre Announces Documentary Funding Scheme: Dig Where You Stand
15 Jun 2017 | The new scheme is aimed at young filmmakers in Galway City and County, and encourages them to engage with the themes of migration, landscape and language which resonate not just in Galway but throughout Europe, and tie-in with the themes invoked by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. 
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TV Licence Fee may be Abolished in UK & NI
15 Jun 2017 | The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has described the fee as regressive in its election manifesto which was published in May. 
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Registration Now Open for CARTOON Forum 2017
15 Jun 2017 | The largest European market for animated TV projects runs from September 12th-15th in Toulouse, and is supported by Creative Europe. 
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Jason O’Mara to star in Amazon Drama ‘The Man In the High Castle’
15 Jun 2017 | The acclaimed Irish actor who recently received the IFTA for Best Supporting Role in Film for ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ (Richie Smyth) is set to star as a series regular in the third season. 
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‘Vermeer, Beyond Time’ narrated by Fiona Shaw to Screen in Ireland
15 Jun 2017 | The documentary is produced by ARTE France and James Mitchell Soho Moon Pictures on board in Ireland. It explores the life and times of the beloved Johannes Vermeer and will screen across the country this Summer. 
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IFI Player adds 13 Irish LGBT+ Shorts and Docs to Celebrate Pride Month
15 Jun 2017 | Following the success of the Irish Adverts Project, which gained over a quarter of a million views in less than three days, the IFI have made LGBT-themed films from Irish talents such as Anna Rogers, Barry Dignam and Zlata Filipovic available for free on the platform. 
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Call for Audience Members: Blind Date hosted by Al Porter
14 Jun 2017 | Blind Date is coming to TV3 this autumn, with Ireland's top funnyman Al Porter stepping into the role of mischievous matchmaker and we are looking for audience members to be a part of the new show. 
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‘Fair City’ set to be Knocked and Rebuilt on New Site following Land Sale
14 Jun 2017 | The Irish soap has been airing since September 1989 with exterior scenes initially shot in Drumcondra. The move was made to the RTÉ Montrose site in 1991, on land which was sold by the broadcaster to Cairn Homes for €107M. 
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TG4 Announces Schedule from the 2017 Oireachtas na Samhna Festival
14 Jun 2017 | The 2017 Oireachtas na Samhna festival will take place in Killarney, Co. Kerry, from November 1st-5th, with additions to the regular TG4 live broadcast schedule. 
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Feature debut ‘Yardie’ from Idris Elba enters Production with Irish Talent
14 Jun 2017 | The renowned actor and producer is taking the director’s seat for the first time, shooting in London and Jamaica over two months, and with cinematographer John Conroy and sound mixer Robert Flanagan on board. 
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‘Moscow Never Sleeps’ US release
14 Jun 2017 | ‘Moscow Never Sleeps’ Johnny O’Reilly’s film interweaving five stories set on Moscow Day in the Russian capital, is currently on release in the US, opening in New York last weekend, Los Angeles this week and will roll out across multiple US cities later this month. 
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“It is something that we, as humans, absolutely require and need of each other” - Irish Director Neasa Hardiman on Storytelling
13 Jun 2017 | The multi award-winning director has just arrived home from filming upcoming series ‘Inhumans’ in Hawaii for Marvel. 
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