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Irish Producer Jeremiah Cullinane wins EGG Digital Cinema Award
28 Jan 2015 | Irish producer Jeremiah Cullinane has won the EGG Digital Cinema Award, which is the new pitching prize created at the When East Meets West (WEMW) Pitching Forum in Trieste, Italy. 
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IFTA Announces Details of Upcoming Events
23 Jan 2015 | The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced details of five events that will be held throughout February and March – with topics ranging from television trends to music on the screen and guests including Oscar nominee Whit Stillman, Casting Director Maureen Hughes, and IFTA winning documentary filmmaker Maurice Sweeney. 
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2015 Sundance Festival kicks off as Gerard Barrett eyes up next project
23 Jan 2015 | Five Irish films and co-productions - ‘Glassland’, ‘Strangerland’, ‘The Hallow’, ‘The Visit’ and ‘Brooklyn’ - will all screen over the next week at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world’s leading festivals for independent film - with 'Glassland' director Gerard Barrett slated to direct an adaptation of the novel 'Brain on Fire'. 
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Oscar Nominations for Irish Projects
15 Jan 2015 | 'Song of the Sea', 'Boogaloo and Graham', 'Begin Again' receive Oscar nominations. 
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2020 Vision: Octagon Films MD James Flynn talks Section 481 and what it means for future of industry
15 Jan 2015 | Producer of ‘Vikings’, ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Penny Dreadful’ talks to IFTN about the changes to Section 481 and his hopes for the future of the industry if the country maximises the incentives. 
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IFB: Independent Production Activity in 2014 Breaks Records for Third Year Running
14 Jan 2015 | The overall figures for the industry in 2014 show that production activity for the independent film, television drama and animation sector has increased to €195 million in 2014. 
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Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture begins shooting in Ireland
13 Jan 2015 | Ferndale Films has announced that principal photography on Jim Sheridan’s film adaptation of ‘The Secret Scripture’ has begun in Ireland and is due to wrap on 6th March. 
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'The Day Henry Met'
12 Jan 2015 | Wiggleywoo clocks up worldwide presales with their animated series. 
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Enhanced tax incentives will boost Irish film sector and attract major productions to Ireland – Minister Humphreys
02 Jan 2015 | Enhanced tax incentives will boost Irish film sector and attract major productions to Ireland – Minister Humphreys 
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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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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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Tern TV Secures over 22 Hours of Commissions from BBC Nations
05 Dec 2014 | Over 22 hours of commissions from BBC Nations have been secured by Tern TV, the full service production company based in Belfast, Glasgow and Aberdeen that focuses pre-dominantly on the non-scripted market; specialising in talent led features & factual formats, documentary & specialist factual and international co-productions. 
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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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