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Andrew Scott Cast in BBC’s Gay Britannia Season
25 Apr 2017 | The BBC this week announced the launch of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967. Dublin actor Andrew Scott familiar to fans of mystery drama ‘Sherlock’ is one of the Irish names noted to feature within the line up of new content and programmes scheduled. 
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New TG4 series goes on the road filming Irish people & their car conversations
25 Apr 2017 | A new Irish language programme ‘Turas Bóthair’, is bringing together all those chit-chat car conversations to the camera. Viewers of the new 6-part series produced by Waddell Media Teo for TG4 will get an insight into the everyday conversations which take place in various car journeys across Ireland. 
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‘Camino By Sea’ Irish Filmmaker Seeks Funding for International Feature Length Version
24 Apr 2017 | With the wonderful success of the recent ‘Camino an tSáile’ broadcast of the ‘Camino By Sea’ mini-series on TG4. Irish filmmaker Donal O Ceilleachair says he is now seeking crowdfunding and looking towards completing an international feature-length version of the film. 
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Season 2 of ‘An Klondike’ makes US Premiere on Acorn TV as ‘Dominion Creek’
24 Apr 2017 | Beginning today, Monday April 24th, the second season of IFTA award winning Irish drama ‘An Klondike’ (aka Dominion Creek) by Abú Media will be available to U.S. audiences on Emmy® nominated streaming service Acorn TV. 
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Creative Europe Desk MEDIA to host seminar with Wendy Bernfeld of Rights Stuff
24 Apr 2017 | The seminar is offered free of charge with the support of the BAI Sectoral Learning and Development Fund, and runs on Monday May 29th in Galway. 
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Seamus McGarvey Nominated at this Weekends BAFTA Craft Awards for ‘Black Mirror’
21 Apr 2017 | The Irish talent & recent IFTA winner for Best Cinematography for 'Nocturnal Animals' is nominated at this weekends BAFTA Craft Awards. Seamus has been honoured with a nomination for his work on S03 of Charlie Brooker’s cult Netflix series, in the Photography & Lighting: Fiction category. 
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$250m to be Invested in Sky & HBO International Focused Drama Scheme
20 Apr 2017 | HBO the American premium cable and satellite television network owned by Time Warner is partnering up with European pay TV operator Sky to launch a $250m co-production scheme to develop high-end drama. 
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RTÉ’s Country Special is Big Ratings Hit for Late Late Show
20 Apr 2017 | Once again RTÉ’s The Late Late Show Country Special has proved a massive hit with audiences, with an average of 677,400 people tuning in and a share of 52%, making it the second highest rating show this season. 
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BBC Worldwide Launch New Drama Investment Partnership
20 Apr 2017 | BBC Worldwide and Europe-based film and TV Company Anton have announced The Drama Investment Partnership: a new pool of funding secured for investment in premium British drama titles with international appeal. 
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‘Bridget & Eamon’ Now Available to Watch on Amazon in the US
19 Apr 2017 | Season one of the IFTA award-winning Irish comedy series, ‘Bridget & Eamon’ made by Pure Class productions for RTÉ is now available to watch on Amazon in the US. 
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Irish Documentary Series ‘Adoption Stories: What Happened Next’ Airs on TV3
19 Apr 2017 | The highly emotive documentary series, ‘Adoption Stories: What Happened Next’ produced by Flawless Films for TV3, returns for a second series, Thursday 20th April at 8.30pm. 
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'Fair City' to air on Scottish STV2 from Monday April 24th
19 Apr 2017 | The Irish series which has aired since 1989 and is set in fictional Carrigstown will air on the small screen in Scotland, following the acquisition of four hundred episodes by the new channel. 
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BBC to spend £11m in Northern Ireland in biggest Investment in 20 years
13 Apr 2017 | The British Broadcasting Corporation has pledged to increase its financial output to Northern Ireland by the sum between now and 2020, which builds on an existing 2015/16 budget of £53.3m, bringing the total spend to approximately €75.7M. 
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Nemeton TV & WIT Students Win Best TV Doc/Drama in Irish at Smedias 2017
12 Apr 2017 | Nine students of the Higher Diploma in Television based in Nemeton TV in Gaeltacht na nDéise had their projects nominated at the recent Student Media (Smedias 2017) Awards. With one project titled 'Deireadh Ré', winning the overall award for Best Television Documentary or Drama in Irish. 
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Irish Language Broadcast Fund Announces Funding Decisions For 16 TV Projects
12 Apr 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest round of funding decisions for 2017. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV, animation and online content with a total of 16 projects receiving funding. 
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TV3 Celebrates Opening of New HD Studio in Ballymount
12 Apr 2017 | Today, Wednesday 12th April, the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has officially opened a state-of-the-art studio at TV3 headquarters in Ballymount, Dublin. TV3 also announce the return of their weekend News service and new Limerick News Studio. 
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“I’m proud of our show,” IFTA Winning Actress Amy Huberman on ‘Striking Out’
11 Apr 2017 | In a 1940s vintage cream and gold dotted dress, Amy Huberman graced the stage to accept her IFTA award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in Drama on Saturday evening in the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin. 
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Screen Training Ireland Announce Red Rock Training Scheme 2017 Participants
11 Apr 2017 | The six trainees will be mentored on the third season of the popular TV3 soap for a period of six weeks. 
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BAFTA Television Awards Nominees Announced
11 Apr 2017 | The nominations have been announced for the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, which reward the very best in television broadcast on British screens in 2016. This year’s ceremony will be held at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 14 May. 
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The Irish Film & Television Academy Announce 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards Winners
10 Apr 2017 | The annual IFTA Film & Drama Awards, which for the second time was hosted by actress and comedienne Deirdre O’Kane, crowned A Date for Mad Mary with the title of Best Film. 
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