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Communicorp Seeks Abolition of Levy paid to BAI
27 Jun 2016 | The radio group is seeking the abolition of a €4.9 million annual levy paid by radio and television stations to fund the BAI. 
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SPI Announce New Board Members
24 Jun 2016 | Screen Producers Ireland, the representative body for the indigenous film, TV and animation sector, held an AGM 23rd June and elected four new members to the Board of Directors. 
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Dr Annie Doona appointed Chair designate of the Irish Film Board
23 Jun 2016 | The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has nominated Dr Annie Doona as Chair designate of the Irish Film Board for the period until the completion of the term of the present Board in January 2017. 
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GKIDS and SVP come aboard highly anticipated ‘The Breadwinner’ as Executive Producers
10 Jun 2016 | Anticipation is certainly building for Irish animated film ‘The Breadwinner’. In the same week that Canada’s Guru Studios came aboard the film, GKIDS and SVP Distribution have also signed up to Exec Produce, which commenced animation production last month. 
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Indiegogo Campaign launched for Northern Irish film ‘ZOO’ with Barry Ward, Toby Jones, Amy Huberman attached to star
10 Jun 2016 | Wee Bun Films and Ripple World Pictures have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help raise the last funding needed to get the film into production this summer. 
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Guidelines Available for Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive
01 Jun 2016 | The programme guidelines for the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audiovisual Projects between the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the BAI, which were announced in April of this year, are now available on the BAI website. 
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RTÉ Entertainment now commissioning for both RTÉ One and RTÉ2
30 May 2016 | The RTÉ Entertainment department are currently on the market for commissioning ideas for both RTÉ One and RTÉ2. 
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Creative Europe Announces Details of its New Financial Guarantee Facility
26 May 2016 | The Creative Europe Programme has earmarked €121 million for a financial mechanism acting as insurance to financial intermediaries - a Financial Guarantee Facility. 
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NCFA calls on Minister Heather Humphreys for All-Party approach to National Cultural Policy
23 May 2016 | The National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) has called on Minister Heather Humphreys to submit the long-awaited national cultural policy, Culture 2025, to the Joint Committee for Arts, where it can be discussed and finalised on an all-party basis. 
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New Government Promise to Increase Irish Film Board Funding
13 May 2016 | The new government has released a Programme for a Partnership Government which promises to “work to progressively increase funding to the arts, including the Arts Council and the Irish Film Board, as the economy continues to improve”. 
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Hot Docs: Fine Point launches €500k Silver Fund with Toronto Based Fadoo Productions
05 May 2016 | News from Hot Docs in Toronto where Northern Ireland production company Fine Point Films has teamed up with Toronto based Fadoo Productions in a new development initiative called ‘The Silver Fund’ which has the potential to invest up to (US) $500,000 (£345,000) over two years in documentaries, with up to (US) $50,000 (£35,000) available per project. 
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Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund announce latest funding round decisions
05 May 2016 | Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) has announced its latest funding decisions for 2016. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV and film with a total of 18 projects being awarded. 
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Section 481: Tax Credit cap increase to €70m approved by state and will come into effect on May 1st
27 Apr 2016 | The increase in the film tax credit cap announced last October as part of Budget 2016 will come into effect on May 1st 2016. From this date, the eligible expenditure per project increases from €50m to €70m. 
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Latest Round of Irish Film Board Funding Decisions announced
25 Apr 2016 | The Irish Film Board have announced the latest round of Production, Distribution and Development funding, with projects from Tom Collins, Jamie Hannigan, Malcolm Campbell, Rebecca Daly and Jim Sheridan all rewarded funding. 
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BAI and Canada Media Fund (CMF) Announce €150k Development Incentive for new Audio Visual Projects
21 Apr 2016 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) have announced a new funding incentive for the development of audio visual projects. A total of €150,000 is being made available to support Irish and Canadian producers to develop co-productions for broadcast on Irish and Canadian television services. 
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Zanzibar Films and Wide Eye Films both successful in first round of Creative Europe Single Project Programme
18 Apr 2016 | Two Irish companies have been successful in the first round of Creative Europe Media’s Single Project results for 2016: Zanzibar Films and Wide Eye Films. 
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Applications open for Marketplace at 2016 Galway Film Fair
21 Mar 2016 | Applications are now open for the Marketplace at the 2016 Galway Film Fair, the industry arm of the annual Galway Film Fleadh (5th-10th July 2016). 
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ITV complete €135m acquisition of UTV Media’s television assets
01 Mar 2016 | The £100m (€135m) sale of UTV’s television assets to ITV plc has completed, with UTV and UTV Ireland’s 250 staff officially becoming part of ITV’s global business. 
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Martin McDonagh’s next film to start shooting in April in the US; Film4 and Fox Searchlight to finance
10 Feb 2016 | ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, the new film from Oscar-winning Irish writer/director Martin McDonagh, is set to start shooting in April in North Carolina with Film4 and Fox Searchlight set to finance the feature. 
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Galway’s Science on Screen to fund two short science films with a budget of €35,000 each
04 Feb 2016 | Under the Galway UNESCO City of Film designation, Galway Film Centre, in association with the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), have just launched a partnership project called ‘Science on Screen’ which aims to facilitate, promote and increase the inclusion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) content in Irish film and TV production. 
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