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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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IFTA Honorary Award for President Higgins
29 Mar 2014 | Michael D. Higgins to Receive Outstanding Contribution Honorary Award at IFTA Ceremony 
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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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'Creative Europe' Funding Scheme Explained at Light House Cinema on Friday December 13th
05 Dec 2013 | Friday December 13th will see Dublin’s Light House Cinema host an informative session on a new initiative designed to strengthen cross border ties in Europe’s creative media industries, dubbed 'Creative Europe'. 
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Irish Film Board Development Funding Deadline this 29th Nov
28 Nov 2013 | The Irish Film Board is now accepting online applications for development, production & distribution funding loans - with the deadline for development loans this Friday 29th November. 
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The Factory, Dublin, Launch Cornerstone Initiative
13 Nov 2013 | Dublin-based training institution The Factory will offer five filmmakers the chance to shoot a professional-standard promo for a proposed micro-budget feature film, IFTN has learned. 
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BAI Archiving Scheme Awards €1.5m to Seven Applicants
04 Nov 2013 | The BAI has released the results of the first round of its new Archiving Scheme, designed to protect broadcasting heritage for future generations - with an emphasis on the preservation of fragile historic material. 
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Irish Film Board Changes Funding Application Deadline
29 Oct 2013 | The Irish Film Board have moved their deadline forward for producers wishing to apply for the next round of production funding. 
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Irish Film Board Announces Latest ‘Reality Bites’ Teams
21 Oct 2013 | The Irish Film Board has announced the latest three ‘Reality Bites’ teams which have been awarded funding for their projects. 
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Arts Council Announces Deadline for Reel Art 2013
16 Sep 2013 | The deadline for receipt of applications for the 2013 Reel Art scheme has been announced by the Arts Council as Friday 18th October. 
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BAI Releases Funding Decisions for Round 18 of Sound and Vision
09 Sep 2013 | The BAI has released the results of Round 18 of its Sound and Vision funding scheme today, with €3.78m (of the €4.462m total) allocated to TV projects, and the top amount of €600,000 awarded to Abú Media’s Gold Rush drama ‘The Klondike’. 
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'Penny Dreadful', to Start Filming in Ardmore Studios this Oct, Aims to Raise €33m from Tax Break Investors
26 Aug 2013 | ‘Penny Dreadful’ - the new eight part Victorian horror series set to shoot at Ardmore Studios from Oct to March - is planning to raise €33 million of its budget from investors benefiting from Section 481 tax incentives. 
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Sky Broadband Officially Named New 'Late Late Show' Sponsor
23 Aug 2013 | Sky Broadband has been officially named the new sponsor of ‘The Late Late Show’, replacing Liberty Insurance after the expiration of their four-year sponsorship deal. 
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BAI Plans Public Consultation for Future Strategy with Launch this Tues 27th Aug
22 Aug 2013 | The BAI is seeking public input into its future strategy for 2014-16, with an online public consultation planned for the launch of a draft strategy statement this Tuesday 27th August at 11:30am. 
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TV3 Seeks Soap Opera and Invites Irish & UK Production Companies to Pitch Ideas
22 Aug 2013 | TV3 want to commission their first-ever soap opera and are inviting Irish and UK production companies to pitch ideas, via a formal tendering process which will be launched next month. 
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RTÉ Commissioning New Irish Language and Lifestyle Programming
21 Aug 2013 | RTÉ is currently commissioning new Irish language programming for TG4 and English factual programming for RTÉ 2 - before the submissions deadline next week of 30th August. 
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