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BBC Gaeilge Television Call for Entertainment, Documentary Single & Series Submissions
23 Jun 2017 | A commissioning call has been announced by BBC Gaeilge in association with the Irish Language Broadcast Fund, for programmes which have a minimum of 75% Irish language speech content with English subtitles. 
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NI Comedy ‘Derry Girls’ from Writer Lisa McGee now Filming
22 Jun 2017 | The six-part Channel 4 series from the writer of ‘Indian Summers’ is based on McGee’s own experience of growing up in the height of The Troubles. 
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Creative Europe MEDIA publishes 2017 Drama Directory Guide to European TV Drama Commissioning Editors and Buyers
22 Jun 2017 | The European network has published the guide as a tool for TV producers looking for co-financing or TV sales for drama projects, which it hopes will be particularly helpful to Television Programming support scheme applicants. 
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2nd Series DWTS Commissioned
19 Jun 2017 | Dancing with the Stars commissioned for 2nd series from Shinawil for RTÉ One 
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BBC seeks Drama Projects in Association with NI Screen
19 Jun 2017 | Following recent news of it reinvestment in drama, the BBC is accepting applications for sixty-minute dramas which can be developed as one-off specials or prequels, in association with Northern Ireland Screen. 
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Gerard Barrett’s ‘Honey’ sells to FX and Fox
16 Jun 2017 | The ‘Pilgrim Hill’, ‘Smalltown’ and ‘Brain on Fire’ writer/director has sold the one-hour drama, which is currently in development. 
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Feature debut ‘Yardie’ from Idris Elba enters Production with Irish Talent
14 Jun 2017 | The renowned actor and producer is taking the director’s seat for the first time, shooting in London and Jamaica over two months, and with cinematographer John Conroy and sound mixer Robert Flanagan on board. 
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“It is something that we, as humans, absolutely require and need of each other” - Irish Director Neasa Hardiman on Storytelling
13 Jun 2017 | The multi award-winning director has just arrived home from filming upcoming series ‘Inhumans’ in Hawaii for Marvel. 
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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ sequel Casting Young Actors
13 Jun 2017 | The latest building block of the acclaimed Harry Potter franchise will enter production around August and November 2017. 
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Ruth Negga stars in Brown Bag Films’ Adaptation of ‘Angela’s Christmas’ from Frank McCourt
13 Jun 2017 | The half-hour CG film is currently in production in Ireland, based on the only children’s book from the Pulitzer Prize winning author. Lucy O’Connell from ‘Song of the Sea’ lends her vocal talents as the daughter of Oscar-nominated Negga. 
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Commissioning Call: Entertainment Series for RTÉjr
12 Jun 2017 | The national broadcaster is seeking submissions to supplement the growing number of strands made especially for children under seven years of age. 
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Judges announced for 48 Hour Challenge Screening Award
09 Jun 2017 | Little Cinema and Galway City of Film are delighted to announce the judging panel for the 48 Hour Challenge taking place from 16th to 18th June! 
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'Trautmann' Begins Filming in NI
08 Jun 2017 | Feature film 'Trautmann', about the life of former Man City German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann has begun filming in Northern Ireland. 
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Short film “The Clockmaker’s Dream” officially selected by Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF)
08 Jun 2017 | Short film “The Clockmaker’s Dream” has been officially selected by Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), as the Irish entry out of more than 3300 submissions from around the wor 
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Irish comedian David O’Doherty is recording pilot for Sky called ‘Stuck’
08 Jun 2017 | Irish comedian David O’Doherty is recording a non-broadcast pilot for Sky called ‘Stuck’, “a big, daft audience sitcom set on board a ship which is stuck in the ice at the Antarctic.” 
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Lisa Cannon's new series 'Box Office' Airs Tonight on 3e
07 Jun 2017 |

In the first episode, airing tonight, Lisa has an exclusive Irish interview with Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan from Cannes for this year’s highly anticipated thriller 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'.

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Boulder Media Opening Second Studio Space in Dublin to House Expanded Crew
07 Jun 2017 | "We are expanding significantly, hiring additional crew and starting new, exciting projects", said Robert Cullen, creative director, Boulder Media. 
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RTÉ YPP Call for Ideas
07 Jun 2017 | RTÉ YPP have issued a commissioning brief for several slots and project types, with deadlines through July. 
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Imogen Murphy Selected for BBC's Training Scheme
07 Jun 2017 | Irish director Imogen Murphy has been selected for this year’s Continuing Drama Directors’ Training Scheme at the BBC. 
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'Krypton' First Production Confirmed for New Belfast Harbour Studios
07 Jun 2017 | As reported by Northern Ireland Screen, the Superman prequel series, ‘Krypton’, a one-hour series from Phantom Four in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television for the SYFY channel, will commence pre-production in Belfast this month with a shoot date of late summer. 
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