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Line-Up for the Irish VFX Summit & Animation is Announced
07 Nov 2014 | Screen Training Ireland, Animation Skillnet and Enterprise Ireland are proud to support the second Irish VFX and Animation Summit, taking place in the Science Gallery on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November. 
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7 & 7 begins sales on ‘A Nightingale Falling’
07 Nov 2014 | UK outfit 7 & 7 Producers’ Sales Service will begin sales at the AFM on Anglo-Irish war-romance ‘A Nightingale Falling’. 
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K5 to bring Stephen Fingleton’s Thriller ‘The Survivalist’ to AFM
05 Nov 2014 | Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Intl. has taken international rights to writer/director Stephen Fingleton’s thriller “The Survivalist,” and added the film to its AFM slate. 
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Cinemobile Launches Unique Audience Building Initiative for Remote Regions of Northwest Europe
23 Oct 2014 | A new film initiative aimed at introducing European Independent films to new audiences in five countries was launched in Galway by Irish Film Board CEO James Hickey on Thursday, 16th October in Galway. 
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Film Festival Round-Up
17 Oct 2014 | Irish shorts and features receive international screenings, premieres and festival awards… 
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Irish Companies gear up for MIPCOM and MIPJunior
09 Oct 2014 | MIPCOM season is upon us again and there will be a strong Irish contingent present at the global entertainment market in Cannes when it kicks off on October 13th , as well as at MIPJunior which runs from 11th-12th October. 
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Galway Strengthens UNESCO Creative Cities Network Bid by Sending Delegation to China
07 Oct 2014 | Three delegates from Galway attended the Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Chengdu, China last weekend. Declan Gibbons, Manager, Galway Film Centre, Gary McMahon, A/Senior Executive Officer, Galway City Council and Marilyn Gaughan, Arts Officer, Galway County Council attended the three-day networking event along with 35 cities from across the globe. 
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‘Ellie the Ace’ Flies High
26 Sep 2014 | Cartoon Saloon, best-known as the studio behind Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated and IFTA award-winning feature ‘The Secret of Kells,’ is currently developing animated series ‘Ellie the Ace.’ The €4.5 million series project was pitched this week at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France. 
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TG4 drama ‘Corp + Anam’ nominated for Prix Europa award
12 Sep 2014 | The second series of TG4’s award-winning drama ‘Corp + Anam’, starring Diarmuid de Faoite and Maria Doyle-Kennedy, has been nominated for an award at the prestigious Prix Europa Awards which will be held in Berlin in October. The four part series is written and directed by Darach Mac Con Iomaire and is produced by Galway-based Magamedia with funding from TG4 and the BAI. Every year Europe’s best television, radio and online productions are honoured at the Prix Europa in Berlin. 
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Irish Animation Projects To Be Pitched at this year’s Cartoon Forum
26 Aug 2014 | Nine Irish animation projects will be among the 86 projects pitched to buyers and investors at the Cartoon Forum next month. 
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Tile Films documentary to be aired for American viewers
03 Jul 2014 | 60 minute documentary 'Sacred Sites: Ireland' will be aired for American viewers on the Smithsonian Channel on Monday July 7th, giving American viewers a revolutionary new insight into Ireland’s ancient sites. The documentary was produced by Tiles Films, directed and produced by multi award-winning filmmaker Stephen Rooke (Saving the Titanic, Waterways) and written by David Ryan (who also co-wrote the IFTA-winning Cromwell in Ireland). 
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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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Industry Hub Welcomes Directors and Producers
05 Jun 2014 | This Saturday the John Ford Ireland Film Symposium will host the highly anticipated Industry Hub event, which will feature a unique panel of diverse filmmakers from across the industry. Ford's body of work still proves a strong influence on modern-day filmmakers. 
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Q&A with ‘Starred Up’ & ‘Good Vibrations’ Editor Nick Emerson
04 Jun 2014 |  
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‘Sing Street’ Secures Further Deals
30 May 2014 | As IFTN previously reported, ‘Sing Street’, the latest from ‘Once’ director-writer John Carney, was acquired for distribution in the US via a deal between sales company WME and Weinstein. It has since been confirmed that FilmNation, the firm responsible for international sales of the feature, has come close to selling out the feature after a very successful market at Cannes. 
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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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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ‘Jimmy’s Hall’
20 May 2014 | Sony Pictures Classics has acquired British director Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or contender ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ for North American release. 
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Irish Titles Sell, Sell, Sell at Cannes
19 May 2014 | Having begun last Wednesday on the 14th of May and continuing until this Sunday the 25th of May, this year’s Cannes Film Festival has already seen several international distribution deals for film titles from around the globe. The annual Marché du film is one of the most important markets for the film industry, allowing for the establishment of such deals and significant contacts. Irish film has always had a presence in the market and the number of international deals established in the past week has made the industry felt more than ever in the field of global film distribution. 
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Weinstein Acquires John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’
19 May 2014 | John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ has been acquired for US distribution by the Weinstein Company (TWC) in a deal worth $3 million. 
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John Carney’s ‘Begin Again’ Acquired for China Release
15 May 2014 | Chinese theatrical and platform rights to John Carney’s ‘Begin Again’ have been jointly acquired by Beijing Galloping Horse Film Co., Ivanhoe Pictures and Exclusive Media. 
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