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24 Oct 2014 | With ‘The Guarantee’, filmmaker Ian Power tackles the backroom banking skulduggery that brought the Irish economy to its knees. Paul Byrne tries to keep calm. 
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‘All is By My Side’ out in Cinemas Today
24 Oct 2014 | When there was talk that a Jimi Hendrix biopic was shooting here in our city capital in the summer of 2012, people were ecstatic. The film has garnered even more anticipation since with the news that Outcast’s Andre Benjamin would play the iconic lead and the film would be written and directed by John Ridley, Oscar winner for ‘12 Years a Slave’. 
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Irish Webseries ‘Saving Paul’ wins Best Pitch at 4th Marseille Webfest
21 Oct 2014 | ‘Saving Paul’, the webseries created & written by Liam Clarke (‘2 Tonne Hands’), has won Best Pitch at the 4th Marseille Webfest sponsored by Warner Bros Digital and TeleFrance Network. 
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Kantar Media – Monitoring Media and Promoting Your Film
17 Oct 2014 | Social media and online forums have become a major part of our day-to-day lives and an indispensable means of communication and the distribution of information. Ireland’s largest media monitoring and evaluation company, Kantar Media, provides monitoring across press, broadcast, online and social media outlets for a wide variety of firms. 
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Official Trailer released for ‘The Guarantee’ – in Irish cinemas 30th October
16 Oct 2014 | Wildcard Distribution have released the official trailer for the feature film ‘The Guarantee’ which hits Irish cinemas on Thursday, October 30th at 8pm with a unique and interactive live event hosted by broadcaster Matt Cooper. 
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15 Oct 2014 | He’s onscreen for just 15 minutes, but 13-year old COREY MCKINLEY just about steals the show in the critically acclaimed ‘71. IFTN starts his Oscar campaign here... 
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Animation Round-up
14 Oct 2014 | Brown Bag Films to develop new animated comedy series ‘Gilbert and Allie’ with Cyber Group Studios, Creative Europe Media Desk Ireland in association with Animation Skillnet to host invitation only event for animators on October 29th at Lighthouse Cinema and Cartoonito and RTÉ Acquire Free TV Rights for UK show ‘Pip Ahoy!’ 
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TV3’s ‘Tales Of Irish Castles’ Set To Go Global
10 Oct 2014 | TV3’s ‘Tales of Irish Castles’, produced by Dublin based Sideline Productions, is set to go global after the sales rights were snapped up by DCD Rights - one of the UK’s leading independent Television distribution companies. 
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IFTN interviews Des Doyle, director of ‘Showrunners’
10 Oct 2014 | With ‘Showrunners’, Irish filmmaker Des Doyle talks to the brains who hold the reigns on such shows as ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘The Leftovers’, ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Star Trek’. Paul Byrne puts him on the couch. 
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‘The Canal’ Closes Further Deals
10 Oct 2014 | Ivan Kavanagh’s psychological thriller-horror ‘The Canal’ opens in the US today. UK genre specialist Jinga Films has sold the film to multiple territories including to the UK and Ireland through Kaleidoscope. 
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Feature Documentary ‘The Irish Pub’ Secures US Release
09 Oct 2014 | Irish feature documentary ‘The Irish Pub’ has secured a deal for a cinematic release in the US and Canada. 
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‘Standby’ to be released in Irish Cinemas this November
08 Oct 2014 | ‘Standby’, a new romantic comedy starring Brian Gleeson (‘Love/Hate’, ‘The Stag’) and Jessica Paré (‘Mad Men’), will be released in Irish cinemas from Friday November 14th. 
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Killian Scott Talks to IFTN
07 Oct 2014 | Love/Hate star Killian Scott talks to IFTN about '71' and a busy year. 
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Maisie Williams Talks Gold, Accents, and GOT
07 Oct 2014 | Maisie Williams, more commonly known as the fearless Arya Stark from the global phenomenon Game of Thrones, is in Dublin to discuss her new role, that of Abbie in the offbeat new Irish film Gold (out October 10th), written & directed by Niall Heery (Small Engine Repair). 
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Galway Strengthens UNESCO Creative Cities Network Bid by Sending Delegation to China
07 Oct 2014 | Three delegates from Galway attended the Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Chengdu, China last weekend. Declan Gibbons, Manager, Galway Film Centre, Gary McMahon, A/Senior Executive Officer, Galway City Council and Marilyn Gaughan, Arts Officer, Galway County Council attended the three-day networking event along with 35 cities from across the globe. 
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‘Miss Julie’ secures U.S. Distribution Deal
06 Oct 2014 | Wrekin Hill Entertainment has bought all U.S. rights to ‘Miss Julie,’ starring Jessica Chastain (‘Zero Dark Thirty’, ‘The Help’), Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton (‘In America’, ‘Minority Report’). The deal comes three weeks after the film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ Picks up Two Awards at Michigan; Irish Rights Acquired by Wildcard
03 Oct 2014 | Terry McMahon’s film ‘Patrick’s Day’ has won two jury awards at the Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival in Michigan. The film received prizes in the categories of Best Actor, which was awarded to Moe Dunford, as well as Best Screenplay which went to McMahon, who both wrote and directed the film. 
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IFTN Interviews ‘Dracula Untold’ Director Gary Shore
01 Oct 2014 | For ‘Dracula Untold’, Luke Evans (‘The Hobbit’, ‘Fast & Furious 6’) takes on one of the most iconic roles of all time. The film marks the feature debut of Dublin director Gary Shore, who first established himself as a high-end commercials director and a director to watch out for following his short ‘The Draft’ and his faux film trailer for ‘The Cup of Tears’. 
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Kirby Enthusiasm
29 Sep 2014 | This may be her busiest year yet - what with Jimmy’s Hall, Love/Hate, Peaky Blinders and working with Johnny Depp - but Irish actress Simone Kirby managed to find time to talk with IFTN. 
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‘Songs for Amy’ Digital Release 1st October
26 Sep 2014 | Independent Irish film ‘Songs for Amy’ will be released digitally by Sonny and Skye Productions, in partnership with LA distributor Traverse Media, across a number of VOD platforms including iTunes, Googleplay and Vudu on October 1st, with Amazon to be added soon after. 
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