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Northern Ireland shot ‘Robot Overlords’ to be released on DVD on August 10
02 Jul 2015 | ‘Robot Overlords’, which was partially shot in Northern Ireland in the summer of 2013, will be released on Digital HD from July 24th and on DVD & Blu-ray August 10th. 
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Canal Plus acquires Belfast shot series ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’
01 Jul 2015 | ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’, a re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth as a six-part period crime drama, has just been acquired by Canal Plus from Endemol Shine International. 
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SDGI Executive Director Birch Hamilton on The Director’s Finders Series
26 Jun 2015 | With the Director’s Finders Series now in its’ 10th year, IFTN talked to Screen Directors Guild of Ireland Executive Director Birch Hamilton on the success of the scheme so far. 
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Documentary ‘Being AP’ picked up by US Distributor Entertainment One
25 Jun 2015 | Documentary feature film ‘Being AP’ which follows 20-time champion jockey AP McCoy in his final season has been picked up by US Distributor Entertainment One. 
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‘You’re Ugly Too’ chosen by EFP to screen for potential buyers in New York
24 Jun 2015 | Irish film ‘You’re Ugly Too’ has been chosen by European Film Promotion (EFP) to screen for film buyers and industry professionals in New York in a bid to secure North American distribution. 
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Mark Noonan’s ‘You’re Ugly Too’ winner of Director’s Finders Series
19 Jun 2015 | Mark Noonan’s ‘You’re Ugly Too’ has been announced the winner of the Director’s Finders Series, providing the director with the opportunity to showcase his feature film at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in LA on 21st August 2015 with the aim of securing a US distribution deal for the film. 
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Cannes deals for Graham Cantwell’s ‘Callback Queen’
18 Jun 2015 | Following a deal struck at Cannes, Graham Cantwell’s romantic comedy ‘The Callback Queen’ has been picked up for global sales rights across all media by US Sales Agent Princ Films. 
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Cannes winner ‘The Lobster’ to hit Irish and UK cinemas on October 16
16 Jun 2015 | ‘The Lobster’, Yorgos Lanthimos’s critically acclaimed Cannes hit, will be released simultaneously in the UK and Ireland on 16 October 2015 by Element Pictures Distribution and PictureHouse Entertainment. 
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Lionsgate UK to release ‘Brooklyn’ in Ireland on November 6th
10 Jun 2015 | Lionsgate UK have announced that they will release highly anticipated period drama ‘Brooklyn’ on November 6th to Irish cinemas. 
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‘Puffin Rock’ picked up by Netflix
03 Jun 2015 | ‘Puffin Rock’, the animated pre-school series narrated by Chris O’Dowd, has been picked up by Netflix and will be made available to stream exclusively on the site from September 2015. 
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‘Shooting for Socrates’ to be released to cinemas on June 5th
28 May 2015 | ‘Shooting for Socrates’, a film about the heady days of Mexico 1986 when Northern Ireland met Brazil in the World Cup finals, goes on general release on Friday 5th June. 
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Element Pictures Distribution acquires ‘You’re Ugly Too’
27 May 2015 | Element Pictures Distribution has acquired the Irish and UK rights to Mark Noonan’s debut feature ‘You’re Ugly Too’. It will be released to Irish cinemas on July 24th. 
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Sharon Horgan’s ‘Catastrophe’ to air in the US through Amazon
27 May 2015 | ‘Catastrophe’, a six part British comedy series co-created by Irish actress and writer Sharon Horgan, has been set a US premiere date of June 19. 
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Cannes: ‘Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails’ lands distribution deals
21 May 2015 | The Ripple World Pictures co-production ‘Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails’ has landed a number of distribution deals at Cannes. 
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Cannes: ‘The Lobster’ to be distributed in the US by Alchemy
20 May 2015 | Following rave reviews after its’ Cannes premiere earlier this week, Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Lobster’ looks set to hit the US, with American distribution company Alchemy in final negotiations to acquire the film. 
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Cannes: Filmnation Entertainment sells out international rights to Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’
19 May 2015 | FilmNation Entertainment announced today that they have sold out international rights in Cannes to Lenny Abrahamson’s feature film ‘Room’, produced by Element Pictures and No Trace Camping. 
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‘The Survivalist’ to be distributed in North America by Alchemy
18 May 2015 | Stephen Fingleton’s dystopian thriller ‘The Survivalist’ has been acquired by Alchemy for North American distribution. 
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Cannes 2015: Irish animated film ‘Two by Two’ lands further distribution deals
14 May 2015 | The 2015 Cannes Festival has only just kicked off but Irish animated film ‘Two by Two – Oops…The Art Is Gone’ has already secured further distribution deals. 
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Irish co-production ‘The Visit’ acquired for North American distribution
07 May 2015 | The Irish co-production ‘The Visit’ has been acquired by Random Media for North American distribution. 
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‘The Lobster’ to be released in Ireland and UK by Element and UK-based Picturehouse
01 May 2015 | Element Distribution and UK distributors Picturehouse Entertainment are to jointly distribute upcoming Cannes competition entry ‘The Lobster’ in the UK and Ireland. 
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