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Disney’s ‘The Lodge’ Begins Filming of Series 2 in Northern Ireland
22 Feb 2017 | Disney Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) has announced the start of production for the second series of ‘The Lodge’, a 10 x 22-minute teen-drama filmed in Ballynahinch, County Down. 
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‘The Woman in White’ BBC Adaptation Filming in Northern Ireland
22 Feb 2017 | The five-part series currently filming in Belfast is directed by Carl Tibbets (Humans) and produced by Origin Pictures. 
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Irish Actor Morgan C Jones to Play lead Role in Dutch Political Thriller ‘The Fox’
21 Feb 2017 | Currently being filmed in the Netherlands and Dublin, ‘The Fox’ is the second feature film by Director Klaas van Eijkeren (‘No Man’s Land’). Set against the background of foul play within politics and especially where our privacy is at stake. 
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Siobhán O'Donoghue RIP
20 Feb 2017 | Industry mourns passing of Siobhán O'Donoghue 
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RTÉ Sport Call For Commissioning Ideas
20 Feb 2017 | RTÉ call for ideas of GAA-related programming to complement Live GAA coverage across the Championships. 
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Irish TV & Film Productions Claim up to €111m back in Tax Reliefs
17 Feb 2017 | Under the State’s Section 481 tax incentive scheme for production in Ireland. Figures released by the Revenue show that tax reliefs up to a value of up to €111m were distributed to a total of 54 production companies in 2016. 
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BBC Northern Ireland Release Spring Commissioning Call
17 Feb 2017 | Spring is nearly here and from a TV commissioning point of view, the world is full of possibilities. BBC NI wants to hear from great talent with top ideas. If your concept sounds like a great programme, definitely has an audience and makes you excited, it's probably a good commission. 
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Ties That Bind 2017 Deadline Extended: The Asian & European Co-Production Workshop
17 Feb 2017 | The ninth edition of the workshop will continue to accept applications until Thursday, February 23rd, with European and Asian producers encouraged to apply, along with EU applicants in the fields of sales, finance, distribution or festival programming interested in working with Asia. 
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Emile Hirsch cast in Park Films’ ‘The Disassembled Man’
15 Feb 2017 | The casting of the ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ and ‘Into the Wild’ actor in the upcoming film noir has been announced by Park Films, with further updates on the production team to be revealed this month. 
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Science on Screen Funding Initiative Information Day Announced
15 Feb 2017 | Applicants to the scheme which is returning for 2017 can benefit from an informative session, as announced by Galway Film Centre & CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices on Friday, March 10th from 11:00-13:30. 
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“Viewers will love the girls” Director of New NI Dating Programme ‘Beauty Queen and Single’, Talks to IFTN
14 Feb 2017 | Shot in Belfast over three days ‘Beauty Queen and Single’ is a dating show with a difference. The cast are all former Northern Ireland Beauty Queens who are single and willing to have a ‘make-under’ before a blind date, to see if it will improve their chances of finding love. 
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Blinder Films to Co-Produce ‘Vita & Virginia’ starring Eva Green & Gemma Arterton
13 Feb 2017 | Katie Holly of Dublin-based Blinder Films will team up with Evangelo Kioussis of Mirror Productions as producers of the project, with Simon Baxter (Pandorica) set to executive produce. 
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Producer Gaston Pavlovich joins ‘The Professor and the Madman’
13 Feb 2017 | Mel Gibson and Sean Penn star in the drama which was filmed in Dublin on an eight-week shoot beginning in September 2016. 
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Piranha Bar Launch Commercial Film Initiative Brief Ideas
09 Feb 2017 | Do you have a great idea that never quite made it? Well, Piranha Bar are pleased to launch Brief Ideas, an initiative that wants to make those ideas happen. 
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Irish Film Board updates 2017 Funding Guidelines
06 Feb 2017 | Guidelines for the production and development schemes have been updated by the IFB, with filmmakers intending to apply for funding this year encouraged to familiarise themselves with the documents in advance of submissions. 
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IFB Announce Q4 2016 Funding Decisions
31 Jan 2017 | The Irish Film Board has announced the successful applicants for development, production and distribution funding for the final quarter of last year. 
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‘Kubrick by Candlelight’ Director David O’Reilly chats to IFTN about filming in Offaly
30 Jan 2017 | The seasoned locations scout received the FilmOffaly bursary award in October 2016 for his short script focusing on the filming of Kubrick’s ‘Barry Lyndon’ in Ireland in the 1970s. 
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“650 extras for a battle sequence shot in Wicklow,” IFTN Talks ‘Vikings’ with Director Stephen St. Leger
27 Jan 2017 | With the Irish Director recently signed up to do three more episodes of ‘Vikings’ in 2017. IFTN spoke to Stephen St. Leger about how he came to work on the History Channel’s international award winning action drama series and what it’s like to be involved in such a large scale production series filming in Ireland 
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“I do think we have to move on from reinventing talent based shows,” IFTN Talks Formats with Paul Jackson
24 Jan 2017 | IFTN talked to the British television director, producer and executive about his thoughts on the reliance on old TV formats, the lack of fresh approaches within the TV industry particularly within the entertainment genre and any tips he has for successful creative programming. 
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IFTN Talks To John Connors About Filming In America For RTÉ Series
23 Jan 2017 | Filmed entirely on location in the US, ‘John Connors' America’ is a two-part series on race relations exploring the reality of discrimination, poverty and violence in African American & Native American communities. 
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