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Film Limerick Calls for Applications
14 Jul 2014 | Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick. This project presents a fantastic opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to have their films produced with both funding and industry support. 
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RTÉ and BBC Comedy to produce ‘Comedy Showcase’ Event
10 Jul 2014 | RTÉ is cooperating with BBC Network Comedy and BBC Northern Ireland on a ‘Comedy Showcase’ Event, which will take place on 22nd September 2014 in Belfast. As part of this RTÉ will be nominating one scripted project which is a classic sitcom setup, to be performed in front of a live audience. 
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New Conditions for BFI Funding
08 Jul 2014 | The BFI has announced that from September, UK film productions that receive money from the BFI Film Fund must adhere to new diversity guidelines. The BFI’s new three ticks assessment is designed to improve diversity of ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic background in the industry. 
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RTÉ Returns to Break-Even After Challenging Financial Year
03 Jul 2014 | RTÉ has released its Annual Report and Group Consolidated Financial Statements for the Year ended 31st December 2013. 
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The Irish Film Board Update Deadlines for Funding Programmes
01 Jul 2014 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) have announced changes to the deadlines for all development, production and distribution funding schemes. 
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IFB Announces Deadlines for ‘Signatures’ and ‘Gearrscannáin’ Schemes
26 Jun 2014 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced the deadlines for its flagship Signatures short film scheme, and for its ‘Gearrscannáin’ short film scheme. 
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BAI Launches Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2014
26 Jun 2014 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched its Community Broadcasting Support Scheme for 2014 this week. This year, an allocation of €30,000 is available for the funding of the Scheme. 
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New Staff Appointment at Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB)
25 Jun 2014 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB), the development agency for the Irish film and television industry has announced the appointment of Oisín O’Neill, who will join the agency’s Business Affairs team in the senior position of Legal & Business Executive. 
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Irish Language Broadcast Funding Deadline Extended
03 Jun 2014 | The second round deadline for applying for the Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) has been extended to 12pm on Friday 25th July 2014. The scheme offers both development and production funding for a wide range of TV genres. 
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Neeson’s ‘A Monster Calls’ Secures Multi-Million Dollar Deal
21 May 2014 | Lionsgate’s fantasy ‘A Monster Call’ has secured a multi-million dollar deal with major territories including UK (eOne) and France (Metropolitan). 
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BAI Allocate €5.136m to TV & Radio Projects
20 May 2014 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) today announced details of the latest package of funding recommendations to have been ratified by the Authority at its most recent meeting. 
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Creative Europe Update Programme Upcoming Deadlines
07 May 2014 | The new Creative Europe Programme is now well underway since its launch in December 2013. The EU is investing €1.46 billion in the audiovisual and cultural sectors through Creative Europe (2014-2020) which replaces the previous Culture and MEDIA programmes. So what does this mean for audiovisual industries in Ireland? 
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‘Vikings’ Seeks €25m Funding
29 Apr 2014 | Accountancy firm Mazars and Clancy & Associates has been hired to raise €25m in Section 481 financing for the third series of ‘Vikings’, the History Channel’s hit drama which recently aired its first series on RTÉ Two. The scheme is expected to raise the biggest Section 481 funding for 2014. 
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RTÉ Seeks Ideas for GAA Championship Sports Programming
28 Apr 2014 | RTÉ Sport is seeking new ideas for its GAA Championship support funding. The international broadcaster is looking for a series of 15 programmes with a maximum budget of €300,000 excluding VAT and the presenter/narrator. The series will transmit on RTÉ Two on Thursdays from 8.30pm to 9pm or on Fridays from 8pm to 8.30pm. 
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Galway Film Centre offers Short Film Script Award
08 Apr 2014 | The Galway Film Centre, in association with RTÉ, has announced its annual competition for the best film script, which will grant two awards of €9500 for the two winners to fund their short films. The competition is now open for 2014, with a few extra conditions added this year. 
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Northern Ireland Screen launches €52m Funding Plan
01 Apr 2014 | Following on from the major success of ‘Game of Thrones’, which added €105m (£87m) to the local economy, Northern Ireland is now hoping to encourage more high-end TV and film productions to the area. A new four-year €51.9m (£43m) plan is being launched by Northern Ireland Screen, the region’s funding body. The scheme, called ‘Opening Doors’, will run up until 2018 and hopes to develop Northern Ireland into a major screen industry. 
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RTÉ Calls for Comedy, Talent Development & Music Programming
31 Mar 2014 | A new department has been set up in RTÉ Commissioning, which is responsible for the commission of all comedy output for RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, and online content. The department will oversee all comedy formats, including panel comedy shows, scripted comedy, sitcom, satire, sketch shows, studio comedy and stand-up shows. 
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Northern Ireland Screen Launches Schemes for Emerging Talent
19 Mar 2014 | Northern Ireland Screen, the government-backed leading agency for the film, television and digital content industries in Northern Ireland, has launched two initiatives which are aimed at Northern Ireland filmmakers. The agency provides information, funding and resources for filming in the North, and its latest schemes maintain their goals of supporting emerging talent in Northern Ireland. 
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Telegael Raises €3M S481 for ‘Captain Flinn’
06 Jan 2014 | 52 x 11 minute series for Australia’s SLR and Germany’s ZDF. 
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Industry Delivers €168m to Irish Economy in 2013
19 Dec 2013 | Film and Television Drama production in Ireland brought €168m into the Irish economy in 2013. 
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