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Five new original dramas commissioned for Storyland
26 Nov 2015 | RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen have announced the commission of five new original dramas for the new season of Storyland, the award-winning commissioning project that gives emerging Irish drama talent an opportunity to make original programmes, viewable to a global audience on RTÉ Player. Close to two hundred aspiring and experienced drama production teams applied this year. 
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Tile Films three part drama series ‘Wrecking The Rising’ currently filming
19 Nov 2015 | Tile Films are currently filming a three part drama series entitled ‘Wrecking The Rising’ for TG4 which will hit screens in April next year. 
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Lenny Abrahamson and Element to make film about US boxer Emile Griffith
17 Nov 2015 | Irish director Lenny Abrahamson and Dublin-based production company Element Pictures are set to team up once again to make a film about US boxer Emile Griffith. 
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Pictúir Paradiso: ‘Talking to my Father’ director Sé Merry Doyle on the films that shaped him
16 Nov 2015 | As one might expect – the man behind such acclaimed documentaries as the IFTA-nominated ‘John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man’, ‘Alive Alive O – A Requiem for Dublin’ and this year’s acclaimed JDIFF entry ‘Talking to my Father’ – picked a lot of documentaries in his choice of films that shaped him. 
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Five Minutes with Sharon Horgan – Double IFTA winner for ‘Catastrophe’
16 Nov 2015 | They say there’s no rest for the wicked and there’s even less rest for the wickedly funny as recent double IFTA winner Sharon Horgan proves. 
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RTÉ unveil programme to commemorate 1916 Centenary
05 Nov 2015 | RTÉ today unveiled RTÉ 1916, a programme of content and events across television, radio, mobile and online that invites audiences, at home and throughout the world, to watch, listen and take part as they commemorate and celebrate, debate and analyse the centenary of the 1916 Rising. 
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Oscar-nominated actor John Hurt provides voice-over for Irish proof of concept ‘Ayame’
04 Nov 2015 | Oscar nominated actor English actor John Hurt (‘The Elephant Man’) has provided the voice-over for Conor Maloney’s low-budget proof of concept ‘Ayame’, which has been made available to view for the general public. 
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New three part drama series starring James Nesbitt to film in Northern Ireland
16 Oct 2015 | The story of a real-life double murder will be told in a three-part ITV drama, ‘The Secret’, which will be filmed in Northern Ireland in November. 
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TG4 and Arts Council invite submissions for special 2016 season of Splanc!
16 Oct 2015 | TG4 and An Chomhairle Ealaíon/the Arts Council invite submissions for a special season of Splanc! to celebrate and commemorate 2016 in Art. 
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New TG4 Science Series ‘Is Eolaí Mé’ wraps
13 Oct 2015 | The studio shoot for ‘Is Eolaí Mé’ (I’m a Scientist), a 22 part science series for young people, is coming to an end. 
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Shooting begins on political drama ‘The Journey’ in Belfast
06 Oct 2015 | Shooting is underway in Belfast of political drama ‘The Journey’ which charts the unlikely friendship between Northern Irish politicians Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness. 
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Irish screenwriter Fergal Rock’s ‘Arrivals’ to commence filming; will star Asa Butterfeld and Maisie Williams
05 Oct 2015 | Irish screenwriter Fergal Rock's feature script ‘Arrivals’ will film in South Africa this winter. 
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Tile Films complete new docudrama series ‘Bás Nó Saoirse’ (Death or Liberty)
30 Sep 2015 | Tile Films have just completed ‘Bás Nó Saoirse’ (Death or Liberty), a docudrama series for TG4. Filmed in 5K in Ireland, Wales and Australia, the series explores the fate of the Irish rebels who were exiled to the penal colonies of Australia - the prison without walls. 
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Lenny Abrahamson and Domhnall Gleeson to re-team for ‘The Little Stranger’
29 Sep 2015 | Director Lenny Abrahamson and actor Domhnall Gleeson are to re-team next summer for the production of a “post-war ghost story” entitled ‘The Little Stranger’. 
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Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman join the cast of Element’s ‘The Favourite’
28 Sep 2015 | Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman have joined the cast of Yorgos Lanthimos’ upcoming period drama ‘The Favourite’, which will be once again produced by Element Pictures. 
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Northern Ireland Screen seek applications to develop feature documentaries
24 Sep 2015 | Northern Ireland Screen are looking for applications to develop feature documentaries that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal stories from Northern Ireland resident filmmakers. 
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Mark O Connor’s ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ currently filming
21 Sep 2015 | ‘Cardboard Gangsters’, is currently in production and it is being directed by Mark O’Connor, the director of ‘King of the Travellers’, ‘Between the Canals' and 'Stalker'. 
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Indee Productions rebrands as Paper Owl and lands CBeebies contract to produce animated series
18 Sep 2015 | Belfast based production company Indee Productions has re-branded as Paper Owl Films and has been awarded a major contract with CBeebies to produce animated series ‘Pablo’ – the first children’s series to be made about a character on the autism spectrum. 
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Crime comedy ‘Dead Along The Way’ set to shoot in Laois and Dublin
03 Sep 2015 | ‘Dead Along The Way’, a new feature film from Maurice O'Carroll, will begin shooting in Laois and Dublin later this week. 
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‘Penny Dreadful’ season three begins shooting
02 Sep 2015 | Following a renewal from US network Showtime earlier in the summer, Victorian horror series ‘Penny Dreadful’ has begun shooting its’ third season in Dublin and Wicklow. 
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