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Screen Training Ireland announces Module Two of VFX: Script to Screen
28 Oct 2014 | VFX: Script to Screen is a MEDIA-supported European VFX programme providing producers, directors and key creatives from Europe with an overview of visual effects from development to post-production over two intensive modules, as well as providing access to the highest level of local and international visual effects talent for project-based VFX consultations. 
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Q&A with Daniel Birch – Production Sound Mixer on ‘All is By My Side’
28 Oct 2014 | Daniel Birch’s many credits include Jim Sheridan’s ‘In America’, ‘The Tudors’, ‘Grabbers’, ‘The Summit’, ‘Damo and Ivor’ and ‘Vikings’. 
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Ronan Hill Nominated for TEC Award
28 Oct 2014 | ‘Game of Thrones’ has been nominated for a 30th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in Outstanding Creative Achievement in the category of Television Sound Production. The TEC Awards were established in 1985 to honour outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product innovation. 
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Windmill Lane VFX completed all VFX for US Film ‘Young Ones’
20 Oct 2014 | Irish company Windmill Lane VFX have played an integral role in bringing Jake Paltrow’s dystopian sci-fi western ‘Young Ones’ to the big screen, creating all of the complex VXF work in the film under the supervision of Ditch Doy. 
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A Trip Down Windmill Lane: IFTN Speaks To Tim Morris of Windmill Lane Pictures Post Production
16 Oct 2014 | There are not too many people in Ireland with the knowledge of what lies in store for Nidge and Co in Season 5 of ‘Love/Hate’, making the post production crew of Windmill Lane Pictures an enviable and elite group of people indeed. 
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Phantom Flex high speed camera available in Ireland for the first time
08 Oct 2014 | Crossing the Line Productions have announced that the ground-breaking Phantom Flex high speed camera is now available to hire through them in Ireland. 
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Avatar Post Production Expands Facilities
19 Aug 2014 | For any feature film, while visuals are important, an excellent soundtrack is indispensable. It can make or break a film. IFTN spoke with Avatar Audio Post Production about their expertise in the area, their recent work and technological developments they have made to improve their services in providing a distinguished and exceptional audio soundtrack. 
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Northern Ireland-based Titanic Studios gets £14m Extension
14 Aug 2014 | Titanic Studios, the production facilities in Northern Ireland where ‘Game of Thrones’ is shot, is to add two stages as part of a £14 million (€17.5 million) upgrade. The facilities, which sit on an eight-acre site in Belfast, received the greenlight for the expansion plans from Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark H. Durkan on Tuesday. The extension will provide an additional 100,000 sq. ft. of production facilities, which will increase the site to more than 250,000 sq. ft. 
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Warner/Chappell Looks to the Future
15 Jul 2014 | Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters, a rich catalogue of contemporary hits and influential standards, as well as a vast high-quality production music library. With a joint sync/production music team in the UK and Ireland the publisher provides music for TV, advertising, radio, film and corporate productions to fit all budgets. 
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Windmill Invest In Colour
04 Jul 2014 | Windmill Lane Pictures are delighted to announce a substantial investment in their Grading Department by recently upgrading their entire FilmLight grading infrastructure. The facility has taken delivery of all new hardware and software, entirely replacing the existing systems with Generation V hardware and running the latest Baselight 4.4 software. 
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Studio Shortage Threatens Future Film & TV Production in Ireland
24 Jun 2014 | It has been reported by the Sunday Independent that a number of senior Hollywood executives recently visited Ireland to look at potential locations and infrastructure for a film adaptation on ‘Artemis Fowl’ - based on the popular young people’s science fiction novels by Wexford writer Eoin Colfer. The Hollywood production, which is being developed by Disney and the Weinstein Company, has a reported budget of $100m. However, the shortage in studio space could result in delays and the cancelation of future film and television productions in Ireland. 
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Expressions of Interest sought for Audiovisual Content Dedicated Studio Infrastructure
20 Jun 2014 | The Irish Film Board in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have announced that they are seeking expressions of interest from promoters, owners and franchisees in relation to the provision of dedicated audiovisual content studio facilities in Ireland, including sound stages and related structures. 
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Ronan Cassidy Appointed Project Manager at Film Limerick
19 Jun 2014 | The Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes, has announced the appointment of Ronan Cassidy to the role of Project Manager-Film Limerick. 
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VStream Offers R&D, Interactive Video Content and Innovation
06 Jun 2014 | VStream is a part of a group of companies that consists of an advertising agency, a content creator and an experiential developer. It was founded five years ago by Niall O’Driscoll and Andrew Jenkinson as a video and software production company specialising in marketing and corporate communications. VStream creates content with animators, producers, writers and directors all readily available. The company shoots on location or animates in-house. 
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Acclaimed Script Consultant Pilar Alessandra Returns to Filmbase
04 Jun 2014 | Filmbase will once again welcome Hollywood studio consultant Pilar Alessandra to give an intensive Scriptwriting Masterclass. The class will be on character and dialogue for film and TV, and follows Alessandra’s hugely popular On the Page Masterclass hosted in April 2013. Alessandra is best-known for being director of the Los Angeles writers’ studio, host of the ‘On the Page’ podcast and author of ‘The Coffee Break Scriptwriter’ book. 
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Causeway Pictures (Belfast) Teams Up with US Spygirl Pictures for Causeway NY
27 May 2014 | Spygirl Pictures, a New York-based genre film and television company, will be collaborating with Belfast-based Causeway Pictures to form Causeway NY, the US arm of the genre-based production company. The new firm plans to combine resources and funding opportunities to produce original content in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the US. 
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AirSpeed Telecom’s AirStream Service Flourishes
13 May 2014 | AirSpeed Telecom is a leading provider of high performance telecommunications products and services to enterprise, public sector and SME business. Founded in 2003, the business has built a carrier class network with extensive reach across Ireland and with peering and interconnect arrangements internationally. The firm is dedicated to customer service quality and has expertise in in integrated fibre and licensed wireless (microwave) networking. They provide a full suite of premium quality telecommunications services to businesses in all industry sectors. 
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Emberlight Produces Graphics for ‘The Fear’, ‘The Lie’ and ‘Showrunners’
13 May 2014 | Emberlight is a post-production company based on Grantham Street in Dublin 8 that specialises in high-end motion graphics for television, film, web and other digital platforms. The firm creates and delivers inventive and attractive visual solutions for corporate and commercial projects, broadcast or online. Emberlight utilises fourteen years of experience and expertise and strives to bring innovation to every project. 
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Adrian Lynch Appointed Channel Controller RTÉ One
12 May 2014 | Adrian Lynch has been appointed Channel Controller of RTÉ One. For the past 11 years, Adrian Lynch has been the Managing Director of one of Ireland’s most successful independent television production companies, Animo Television. The company has produced some of RTÉ One’s most loved and high-profile shows, such as’ Celebrity Bainisteoir’, ‘Secret Millionaire’, ‘Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy’ and ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’. Animo Television has also produced numerous blue chip documentary series such as the IFTA award-winning series on the banking crisis, ‘Freefall – The Night the Banks Failed.’ 
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Media Law Firm and Film Production Company Moves into Derry
29 Apr 2014 | SmithDehn Northern Ireland and Social Construct Media NI, two new international companies, have announced their formation and offices on Artillery Street in Derry. At a launch party in Derry attended by HBO executives, Derry City officials, filmmakers, production companies, and hundreds of other supporters from across the UK, the US, and Ireland, the new companies laid out bold plans for film and television development, financing, production, sales, and legal services. The local hiring process for these companies is already underway in both Northern Ireland and across the border. 
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