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Production Begins on Treasure Entertainment’s ‘Viva’ in Cuba
18 Dec 2014 | Production has begun on the new Irish Film ‘Viva’, written by IFTA-winning Irish writer Mark O'Halloran (‘Adam and Paul’, ‘Garage’), and helmed by director Paddy Breathnach (‘I Went Down’, ‘Man About Dog’, ‘Shrooms’). 
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Coco Television to produce Pat Kenny series for UTV Ireland
10 Dec 2014 | UTV Ireland, Ireland’s newest television channel, has awarded Coco Television the contract to produce Pat Kenny’s new series, which will air in 2015. 
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FOR THOSE ABOUT TO RED ROCK
08 Dec 2014 | Paul Byrne visits the set of TV3’s upcoming ‘Red Rock’ and talks to GARETH PHILIPS, the series producer – editorial behind the series. 
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Film Limerick Winners Announced
05 Dec 2014 | Limerick City of Culture 2014 in partnership with Behind the Scenes has announced the two winners of the extremely competitive Film Limerick Scheme, who were selected from 131 applicants. 
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Animated Feature ‘The Breadwinner’ to Start Production in April 2015
01 Dec 2014 | Financing is being completed now for the animated feature ‘The Breadwinner’, based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel with Kilkenny-based studio Cartoon Saloon (‘The Secret of Kells’, ‘Song of the Sea’) partnering with Canada’s Aircraft Pictures (‘Cybergeddon’, ‘Todd & The Book of Pure Evil’) to make the animated family feature. 
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IFTN Interviews Darach Mac Con Iomaire
27 Nov 2014 | Irish language TV drama ‘Corp isAnam’ makes its highly anticipated return to the small screen tonight. The series follows crime correspondent Cathal Mac Iarnain as he uncovers the corruption in Ireland’s crime and legal systems. The 4x1 hour series is produced by Magamedia for TG4. 
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Limerick To Get New Multi-Million Euro Production Studio
25 Nov 2014 | Plans for a new multi-million euro film production hub in County Limerick have been set in motion. An agreement has been arranged between Limerick City and County Council and Ardmore Studios, which in the past has provided facilities for several popular film and television productions such as ‘Braveheart’, ‘Excalibur’, ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Camelot’, and more recently for ‘Frank’ and ‘Penny Dreadful’. 
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First Image Revealed from New Series of 'Penny Dreadful'
25 Nov 2014 | The first image from series two of ‘Penny Dreadful’, which was filmed on location in Ireland, has been revealed. 
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‘Corp is Anam’ DOP Colm Hogan
24 Nov 2014 | With Irish language drama ‘Corp is Anam’ returning on Thursday, November 27th, IFTN caught up with DOP Colm Hogan (‘Breith Agus Bás’, ‘Bothar Go Dti An White House’) to talk about the show, his career so far and what drew him into becoming a cinematographer. 
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‘A Patch of Fog’ Begins Principal Photography in Northern Ireland
21 Nov 2014 | The Fyzz Facility has announced that Michael Lennox’s debut feature, ‘A Patch of Fog’, will start principal photography in Northern Ireland this weekend on Sunday, 23rd November. 
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Irish Filmmaker Wraps On Indie Live Action Kids Film ‘Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg’
19 Nov 2014 | Principal photography has just wrapped on Irish filmmaker Danny Stack’s UK live-action kids film ‘Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg’. 
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ITV Commissions ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’; Will Film In Northern Ireland With Funding From NI Screen
17 Nov 2014 | ITV has commissioned ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’, a re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth as a six-part period crime drama, to be produced by Rainmark Films. Filming will begin in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen in January 2015 and further information with regard to casting will be announced soon. 
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Ardmore Studios Calls on Government To Provide €15m Infrastructure Fund to Support Growth in Audio-visual Industry
14 Nov 2014 | Siún Ní Raghallaigh, Chief Executive of Ardmore Studios, has stated that while Ireland’s film and TV production industry are poised to gain substantially from the benefits of the newly enhanced film tax credit scheme (Section 481), desired growth is hindered by the lack of sufficient studio space and facilities to enable these benefits to materialise. 
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STAND BY ME
14 Nov 2014 | ‘Standby’ follows the story of down-on-his-luck Alan (Brian Gleeson), who lives with his bartender dad and works with his mother as a part-time tourist advisor at Dublin Airport. One fateful day at work, he comes face to face with first love Alice (Jessica Paré), who is stuck on standby for a flight home to New York. Seizing his chance, Alan convinces a reluctant Alice to stay one more night in Dublin. They spend an unforgettable evening together in Ireland’s city capital. 
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The Lowe Down - Andrew Lowe talks Ripper Street
14 Nov 2014 | Brought back from the dead by Amazon, Ripper Street’s third series debuts tonight. Here, producer Andrew Lowe talks to IFTN's Paul Byrne about the rescue, the reasons, and the road ahead... 
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Ripper Street Streams on Amazon from Today
14 Nov 2014 | The new series of Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point’s period crime drama ‘Ripper Street’ will stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video from tonight, launching with an exciting double bill. 
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Live Music Show ‘Other Voices’ Returns to Dingle Next Month For 13th Year
12 Nov 2014 | Back for its 13th season, the Church of St. James’ will open its doors to ‘Other Voices’ on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December. Presented by actor Aiden Gillen (‘Love/Hate, ‘Game Of Thrones’), ‘Other Voices’ every year attracts an expanding array of artists from across the musical spectrum to perform at this intimate musical event which is transmitted worldwide online and as a television series. 
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Principal Photography Begins on Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’
11 Nov 2014 | Irish director Lenny Abrahamson (‘Frank’, ‘What Richard Did’) has begun principal photography on his adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel Room. 
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Shorts Round-Up
11 Nov 2014 | Filming will take place in Belfast this December for short film ‘The Death of a Projectionist’, ‘Analogue People In A Digital Age’ screens in Waterford and Cork and writer/director Bertie Brosnan is set to begin filming on his latest short film ‘Sineater’. 
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IFTN Interviews Donal Foreman, Director of ‘Out of Here’
07 Nov 2014 | While Donal Foreman studied film at the National Film School at IADT, he started making films when he was eleven years old, winning his first film festival award at the age of seventeen. His debut feature, ‘Out of Here’ has now gone on to win the CINETalent award and a Dublin Critics Circle prize at JDIFF. ‘Out of Here’, which tells the story of Ciarán who after a year of travelling returns home to Dublin and struggles to reconnect with the city and its people, now gets an Irish cinema release. IFTN talks to the director about the film: 
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