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IFTN Speaks to Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – Editor of ‘The Missing’
11 Dec 2014 | Following on from her acclaimed (and IFTA and BAFTA nominated) work on the fast-paced ‘Ripper Street’, editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle has slowed it right down with BBC One show ‘The Missing’. 
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Interview with Stephen O'Connell – Editor of upcoming Sky Atlantic show ‘Fortitude’
09 Dec 2014 | With ‘Fortitude’, a thriller set in a sleepy, Icelandic town starring Richard Dormer and Stanley Tucci, airing on Sky Atlantic next month, IFTN caught up with Stephen O’Connell, the man who cut three episodes of the slick, suspenseful, British show. 
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Limerick To Get New Multi-Million Euro Production Studio
25 Nov 2014 | Plans for a new multi-million euro film production hub in County Limerick have been set in motion. An agreement has been arranged between Limerick City and County Council and Ardmore Studios, which in the past has provided facilities for several popular film and television productions such as ‘Braveheart’, ‘Excalibur’, ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Camelot’, and more recently for ‘Frank’ and ‘Penny Dreadful’. 
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Irish Studio Brown Bag Films To Open New Offices In Manchester
20 Nov 2014 | Award-winning animation studio Brown Bag Films have announced the launch of a 2D animation studio in Manchester. Initially employing 40 staff, the new studio will extend the studio’s production and creative capability. 
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Ardmore Studios Calls on Government To Provide €15m Infrastructure Fund to Support Growth in Audio-visual Industry
14 Nov 2014 | Siún Ní Raghallaigh, Chief Executive of Ardmore Studios, has stated that while Ireland’s film and TV production industry are poised to gain substantially from the benefits of the newly enhanced film tax credit scheme (Section 481), desired growth is hindered by the lack of sufficient studio space and facilities to enable these benefits to materialise. 
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It’s a Wrap! ‘Vikings Series 3’ Enters Post-Production
07 Nov 2014 | Hit History Channel series ‘Vikings’ has recently completed filming its third series on location in Co. Wicklow. The series was commissioned for a third season last March. It started filming last June and will now enter post-production in Toronto. 
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Windmill's Number 4 Audio Studio
03 Nov 2014 | Windmill Lane Pictures Post Production’s Number 4 Audio Studios has announced a new management team and plans to bring their total number of studios to six in 2015. 
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It’s a Wrap! – ‘My Name is Emily’ and ‘Sing Street’ Complete Shooting
31 Oct 2014 | Irish feature films ‘My Name is Emily’ and ‘Sing Street’ wrapped filming this week. The two Irish Film Board supported dramas will now enter post-production. 
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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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