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Jack Reynor cast in ‘The Secret Scripture’
21 Jul 2014 | Twenty two year old Wicklow native Jack Reynor (‘What Richard Did’), who most recently appeared in Dublin for the premiere of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and was in Galway last week for the premiere of ‘Glassland’, will return to Ireland for his next movie role in the film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s ‘The Secret Scripture’. 
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Jim Sheridan's ‘In America’ to be adapted for TV Series
21 Jul 2014 | Filmmaker Jim Sheridan is set to adapt his 2002 film 'In America' into a series for the small screen. ‘In America’, which starred Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger and Djimon Hounsou, followed an Irish immigrant family as they tried to adjust to life in the USA with little money. Sheridan is in discussions with a leading American network network about the project, which deals with the issue of illegal immigration in the States. 
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The Radharc Awards 2014 Call for Entries
17 Jul 2014 | The Radharc Trust is delighted to announce details of the Radharc Awards 2014 to be presented on the 22nd October 2014 and now calls for entries of documentary films of outstanding quality in the spirit of Radharc. 
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The Snackbox Sessions Event
15 Jul 2014 | The Snackbox Sessions is a networking event for filmmakers by filmmakers about the business of filmmaking. It’s an evening of conversation and audience led questions with some of the film industry’s leading decision makers. So, whether you’re a film student wanting to learn more about the business, a fledgling writer or filmmaker trying to get your film made, a film buff with a love of all things celluloid, or an industry pro with a desire to meet new and emerging talent within the film industry, this event is for you. 
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Warner/Chappell Looks to the Future
15 Jul 2014 | Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters, a rich catalogue of contemporary hits and influential standards, as well as a vast high-quality production music library. With a joint sync/production music team in the UK and Ireland the publisher provides music for TV, advertising, radio, film and corporate productions to fit all budgets. 
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Film Limerick Calls for Applications
14 Jul 2014 | Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick. This project presents a fantastic opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to have their films produced with both funding and industry support. 
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Peter Coonan to star in TV3’s Feature Film ‘The Guarantee’
10 Jul 2014 | Produced by John Kelleher Media in association with the BAI, the Irish Film Board and TV3, filming of ‘The Guarantee’ will get underway in the TV3’s Sony HD Studio on 21st July. Directed by Ian Power (The Runway), the film recreates the drama surrounding the most significant political decision in modern Irish history when the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system on the night of September 29, 2008. ‘The Guarantee’ tells the story of that night, and what led to it. Starting four years earlier, it charts the peak of the boom and the beginning of the bust. 
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Developments for Paco Torres’ ‘Blue Guitar’
10 Jul 2014 | Paco Torres’ third feature film, ‘Blue Guitar’, is coming together. The feature was one of the most talked about projects at Paris’ recent Small is Biutiful co-production/distribution meet, and follows his features ‘Magic is Hope’ and ‘Saol’, which was shot earlier this year in only 14 hours. 
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RTÉ and BBC Comedy to produce ‘Comedy Showcase’ Event
10 Jul 2014 | RTÉ is cooperating with BBC Network Comedy and BBC Northern Ireland on a ‘Comedy Showcase’ Event, which will take place on 22nd September 2014 in Belfast. As part of this RTÉ will be nominating one scripted project which is a classic sitcom setup, to be performed in front of a live audience. 
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Michael Slovis to Direct Episodes of ‘GOT 5’
07 Jul 2014 | ‘Breaking Bad’ director Michael Slovis has joined the ‘Game of Thrones’ directing team and has been given two episodes to helm in the show’s fifth season. Slovis directed four episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ (‘Kafkaesque’, ‘Cornered’, ‘Live Free Or Die’, ‘Confessions’) and was the director of photography on more than 20 episodes of the hit AMC show. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
07 Jul 2014 | Roles for Sam Keeley, Dominique McElligott and Ruth Bradley 
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Interview with Brendan Muldowney, Director-Writer of 'Love Eternal'
04 Jul 2014 | ‘Love Eternal’, the second feature from Irish filmmaker Brendan Muldowney following his haunting ‘Savage’, will be released in cinemas in Ireland today. Based on the Japanese novel ‘In Love with the Dead’ by Kei Oshi, the feature follows a lonely young man who becomes obsessed with death and tries to understand life by coming closer to death. 
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‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ First Trailer Released
04 Jul 2014 | XLrator Media has released the first trailer for ‘Jimi: All Is by My Side,’ starring Andre Benjamin (Outkast). The film opens in Ireland on August 8th of this year. Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ writer John Ridley directed the Jimi Hendrix biopic and wrote the script. 
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‘Lily's Driftwood Bay’ Gets 2nd Series
04 Jul 2014 | Nickelodeon has commissioned a second series of pre-school series ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’ from Belfast indie Sixteen South. A further 52 x 7 minute episodes of the series have been ordered to run next year on Nick Jr. The second season commission follows a licensing deal between Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer products (NVCP) and Sixteen South. The deal gives NVCP the licensing rights for the property within the UK and Ireland. 
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John Carney Will Cast Unknown Actors in ‘Sing Street’
01 Jul 2014 | In a recent interview with Cominsoon.net, John Carney revealed that, similar to his first hit film ‘Once’, he will be casting new, unknown actors in his next production ‘Sing Street’. The interview was orientated around Carney’s new film, ‘Begin Again’, which stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, and hits Irish cinemas on Friday July 11th. 
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The Irish Film Board Update Deadlines for Funding Programmes
01 Jul 2014 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) have announced changes to the deadlines for all development, production and distribution funding schemes. 
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Kavaleer Secures Funding for More Episodes of ‘Wildernuts’
30 Jun 2014 | Kavaleer Productions has closed finance for another 26 episodes of their hit RTEjr show ‘Wildernuts’. The new episodes will bring to 52 the adventures of Cap’n Quilty and his intrepid crew as they scour the four corners of their island home for Treasures of Nature. 
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First Trailer for ‘Dracula Untold’ Released
30 Jun 2014 | Universal has released the official trailer for ‘Dracula Untold’, the debut feature of Irish director Gary Shore. The action-adventure relates the origin story of the man who became the world’s most famous vampire - Dracula. The film is written by Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless and Mark Bomback, and produced by Michael de Luca. Alissa Phillips and Joe Caracciolo are executive producers. 
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IFB Announces Deadlines for ‘Signatures’ and ‘Gearrscannáin’ Schemes
26 Jun 2014 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced the deadlines for its flagship Signatures short film scheme, and for its ‘Gearrscannáin’ short film scheme. 
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New Digital Media Production course in National Digital Skills Centre
26 Jun 2014 | This Digital Media Production course provides its students with the opportunity to learn and develop real-world production skills in a broad range of media disciplines. The content of the course covers design, digital imaging, photography, sound, video, digital publishing and media project management. 
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