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Ka-Boom Post Productions On The Rise
22 Apr 2014 | Ka-boom post-productions opened its doors in 2010 and in the space of four years have secured contracts with some of the most high profile film and TV productions in Northern Ireland. 
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Daily Bite: Leonardo DiCaprio for thriller ‘The Revenant’; Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Re-Team for New Comedy; Final Trailer for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’; Trailer for ‘If I Stay’
16 Apr 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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IFTA Winning TV Productions helmed by Female Directors and Producers
15 Apr 2014 | This year’s IFTAs saw a number of wins for female directors and producers in television production. 
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Interview with Ronan Hill – Production Sound Mixer for ‘GOT’
15 Apr 2014 | It is only the second week of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4, airing now on HBO and Sky Atlantic, and already the series is generating record-breaking ratings. Behind every great production is a great production team, and one of those elements is sound. IFTN caught up with Ronan Hill, production sound mixer on all four seasons of the show so far, to discuss his recent win at the IFTAs, what elements go into sound mixing, and about the hit TV series. 
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Daily Bite: Sean Penn to direct Charlize Theron; GOT Creators to Adapt ‘Dirty White Boys’ for Feature Film; ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Trailer
11 Apr 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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Brie Larson Cast in Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’
10 Apr 2014 | Brie Larson, whose recent credits include ‘21 Jump Street’, ‘Don Jon’ and ‘Short Term 12’, has signed up to star in ‘Room’, the fifth feature of acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson. ‘Room’ is based on Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel, and Donoghue will be writing the adapted screenplay. Ed Guiney of Element Pictures will produce the film. 
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‘Game of Thrones’ Renewed for Fifth & Sixth Seasons
09 Apr 2014 | The ‘Game of Thrones’ phenomenon has announced it is renewing for a fifth and sixth season on HBO. 
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Eoin Colfer’s ‘Poison Pen’ Goes into Production
09 Apr 2014 | Principal photography has begun on a new Irish feature film titled ‘Poison Pen’, the first screenplay by international bestselling author, Eoin Colfer. 
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IFTAs 2014 Ceremony
09 Apr 2014 | The 2014 Irish Film and Television Awards took place last Saturday 5 April and the Doubletree hotel in Dublin and was jam-packed with all the stars from the world of film and television in Ireland. It was the first time in 4 years that the ceremony went back to round-table with 800 industry professionals in attendance. It was a major night of celebration for everyone in attendance with both Nominees and Winners celebrating their hard work into the small hours. 
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Daily Bite: Tiny Fey & Amy Poehler Reunite for Comedy Feature; Tribeca Jury Announced; Trailer for ‘Chef’
09 Apr 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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Galway Film Centre offers Short Film Script Award
08 Apr 2014 | The Galway Film Centre, in association with RTÉ, has announced its annual competition for the best film script, which will grant two awards of €9500 for the two winners to fund their short films. The competition is now open for 2014, with a few extra conditions added this year. 
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Daily Bite: ‘The Goonies’ Sequel Confirmed; ‘Spiderman’ Sequel Eyes up Director; Keanu Reeves Joins ‘Knock Knock’; and ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’ Trailer
08 Apr 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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‘Moone Boy’ to be Adapted for Big Screen
07 Apr 2014 | Nick Vincent Murphy, writer of the ‘Moone Boy’ series alongside Chris O’ Dowd, has confirmed the rumours that the hit comedy series will be adapted for a feature film. The hit series has won a number of Emmy and IFTA awards, including Best Entertainment Series and Best Director, Television for Ian Fitzgibbon at last week’s IFTAs. 
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IFTA Announces Winners of the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards
06 Apr 2014 | The winners of this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards were revealed tonight at a star-studded Awards Ceremony at the Double Tree by Hilton venue in Dublin 4 hosted by the Irish Film and Television Academy. 
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Daily Bite: Irish Actress Katie McGrath Joins 'Jurassic World'; Tom Hardy Cast in BBC Drama; and ‘Expendables 3’ Teaser Trailer.
04 Apr 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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Mary Murray for Irish Gangster Film ‘Control’
04 Apr 2014 | Mary Murray, who has played brothel madam Janet for the last two seasons of ‘Love/Hate’, will take on the role of Emily in a new Irish gangster film called ‘Control’, which is currently in pre-production. She will star alongside Joe D’Onofrio (‘Goodfellas’), Paul Ronan (‘The Devil’s Own’), Tommy O’Neill (‘The General’), Pascal Scott (‘Grabbers’), Mark Dunne (Ado in ‘Love/Hate’), and Gerry Moore (‘Intermission’). 
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TV3 has ordered ‘Oysters’ from UK indie Alaska TV
03 Apr 2014 | TV3 has placed an order for a new reality series from Alaska TV which is said to be similar to American series ‘Duck Dynasty’. The show will consists of 10 episodes of 60 minutes each, and follows a family of oyster farmers in Carlingford, a coastal town in Co. Louth. The move will be part of the channel’s drive to commission more co-productions. 
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London VFX Firm Nvizible to open Studio in Belfast
02 Apr 2014 | Nvizible, a London visual effects company, intends to expand by launching Nvizible Belfast, to be headed by Victoria Farley. Former Head of Production Kris Wright has been promoted to Managing Director, with Nic Hatch as Chairman, as part of the expansion. Hatch drove the move to Belfast as he “recognised it as an area of growth in the film industry with a shortage of VFX.” 
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Daily Bite: Streep Cast as ‘Rocker Mom’; Jason Bateman to Narrate Lego Documentary; ‘The Drop’ Trailer; Irish Production in Progress
02 Apr 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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Northern Ireland Screen launches €52m Funding Plan
01 Apr 2014 | Following on from the major success of ‘Game of Thrones’, which added €105m (£87m) to the local economy, Northern Ireland is now hoping to encourage more high-end TV and film productions to the area. A new four-year €51.9m (£43m) plan is being launched by Northern Ireland Screen, the region’s funding body. The scheme, called ‘Opening Doors’, will run up until 2018 and hopes to develop Northern Ireland into a major screen industry. 
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