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Teams Shortlisted for next stage of Catalyst Project
05 Sep 2014 | After an intensive and competitive assessment process, the Irish Film Board has announced that nine teams have been shortlisted, to go through to the next interview stage of the Catalyst Project. The final goal will see the winning team receive funding and mentorship to produce a feature film. 
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Abu Media begin filming on Western Drama Series 'Klondike'
04 Sep 2014 | Last week saw filming commence on Abú Media’s new four-part drama series KLONDIKE. The series is set against the backdrop of the Alaskan Gold Rush of the 1890’s and tells the story of the Connollys; three emigrant Irish brothers from Rosmuc, Galway, who make their way to the Klondike Valley in the hope of striking it rich. 
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Panti Bliss Documentary Launches Campaign to help fund its completion
01 Sep 2014 | ‘The Queen of Ireland’, a new documentary about Panti Bliss, has launched a campaign to help fund its completion. 
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‘All Black na hEireann’ Commences Production
01 Sep 2014 | Filming has just begun on ‘All Black na hEireann’ which tells the amazing story of Irishman Dave Gallaher, the Donegal man who changed rugby forever, who was one of the first captains of the All Blacks. 
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‘Blind Date’ Headed for TV3
28 Aug 2014 | Sony-owned indie Stellify Media is to remake ‘Blind Date’ for TV3. Radio and television presenter Lucy Kennedy will host the new show. The commission is the first order for the Northern Irish indie, which was set up earlier this year by Kieran Doherty and Matt Worthy (read more here). 
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TV3 Launches New Home-Produced Shows as part of Autumn schedule
28 Aug 2014 | TV3 has confirmed its 2014 Autumn Schedule and 2015 programming plans in a special presentation from Dublin’s Mansion House yesterday. TV3 and 3e will deliver a wide variety of new content across a number of key genres from Entertainment and Lifestyle to Sport & Events, News & Factual, International Acquisitions and Soap and Drama. TV3 Group will invest over 50% of its programming budget on home-produced content next year. Over 2500 hours of home-produced content will be aired in 2015, and TV3 will broadcast 30 new original programmes and 8 new entertainment shows. 
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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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‘From The Dark’ wraps in Ireland
25 Aug 2014 | MPI/Dark Sky Films and Workshed Films have completed principal photography on Conor McMahon’s horror story set in Laois. 
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Creative Europe provides further support for Irish Film, TV and Games Companies
19 Aug 2014 | The first Slate project Development results for Creative Europe have been announced with eight Irish companies receiving €1.31 million for the development of Film and Television projects. 
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Avatar Post Production Expands Facilities
19 Aug 2014 | For any feature film, while visuals are important, an excellent soundtrack is indispensable. It can make or break a film. IFTN spoke with Avatar Audio Post Production about their expertise in the area, their recent work and technological developments they have made to improve their services in providing a distinguished and exceptional audio soundtrack. 
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‘Michael Smiley: Something To Ride Home About’ Gets Second Series
18 Aug 2014 | Green Inc Film and Television has received the green-light for a second series of ‘Michael Smiley: Something to Ride home About’ for BBC One Northern Ireland. 
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‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ Wins Three Norwegian Film Awards
18 Aug 2014 | Winner of the Special Grand Jury Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival and Founders Award in Chicago, ‘AThousand Times Good Night’ has now added to its spoils by taking away three prizes at the Amanda Awards in Haugesund, Norway. 
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Film Limerick - Closing Date Approaches
18 Aug 2014 | Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes has announced details of their 2014 Bursary Award, ‘Film Limerick’. 
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Northern Ireland-based Titanic Studios gets £14m Extension
14 Aug 2014 | Titanic Studios, the production facilities in Northern Ireland where ‘Game of Thrones’ is shot, is to add two stages as part of a £14 million (€17.5 million) upgrade. The facilities, which sit on an eight-acre site in Belfast, received the greenlight for the expansion plans from Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark H. Durkan on Tuesday. The extension will provide an additional 100,000 sq. ft. of production facilities, which will increase the site to more than 250,000 sq. ft. 
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Irish Horror ‘The Devil's Woods’ Enters Post Production
12 Aug 2014 | Post production is now underway on a new independent horror film The Devil’s Woods. Written and directed by Anthony White, the film is about a group of friends who are trying to maintain their fractured relationships. When they are placed in a truly horrendous situation, they must pull together for survival or be literally torn apart. 
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Theo James and Eric Bana in Talks for ‘Secret Scripture’
11 Aug 2014 | Following the news of young Irish actor Jack Reynor (‘What Richard Did’, ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’) joining the cast for the highly-anticipated film adaptation of ‘Secret Scripture’, Variety.com has since reported that actors Eric Bana and Theo James are also in talks to join the cast. 
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New Website for Ardmore Sound
06 Aug 2014 | Ardmore Sound, the film and television sound post facility, has relaunched its website. 
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Parallel Films' ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ to Star Jamie Dornan
06 Aug 2014 | The film will shoot in the spring of 2015 in Ireland and South Africa as soon as Jamie has finished his publicity commitments for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. 
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'The Stranger' in Competition
06 Aug 2014 | Neasa Ní Chianáin's new feature documentary, The Stranger, which had its World Premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, has been selected for screening in the Semaine de la Critique (Critics Week) competition at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland next week. 
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Barry Keoghan and Rachel Griffiths for ‘Mammal’
01 Aug 2014 | ‘Mammal’ is the latest feature from Irish director Rebecca Daly, who previously helmed ‘The Other Side of Sleep’. Her new project, which was granted funding from the Irish Film Board and from the Luxembourg Film Fund, is a love story about a woman who takes in a homeless child after her own son goes missing. 
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