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Irish horror ‘Midnight Man’ remade by ‘Dallas Buyers’ Club’ Producer
03 May 2016 | ‘Midnight Man’ is the first Irish feature film in 106 years of Irish cinema to get an American remake. The new version of the Irish horror will star icons of the genre, ‘Freddy Krueger’ actor Robert Englund (‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’) and Lin Shaye (‘Insidious’). 
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Steven Davenport Named as IFB Inward Production Manager
29 Apr 2016 | Steven will be responsible for the promotion of Ireland as a location for film and television production and will be the first port of call for local and international producers looking to film on location in Ireland. 
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Latest Northern Ireland New Talent Focus thriller begins filming
20 Apr 2016 | Filming has commenced in Northern Ireland of Six Mile Hill’s feature ‘Bad Day For The Cut’, a film developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus Scheme which previously brought Stephen Fingleton’s ‘The Survivalist’ and Michael Lennox’s ‘A Patch of Fog’. 
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Big Mountain bolsters production team with two new appointments
20 Apr 2016 | Big Mountain Productions has appointed Donna Higgins as head of production and Lucy Wedlock to the newly created position of series producer to support their upcoming slate of UK/US commissions. 
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Filming commences on new RTÉ2 comedy produced by Deadpan
18 Apr 2016 | Production has begun on a brand new six-part female-centred comedy-drama series, ‘Can't Cope, Won't Cope’. 
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Filming begins in Ireland of ‘Eastenders’ spin-off 'Redwater' with Fionnula Flanagan, Ian McElhinney attached
12 Apr 2016 | Filming is commencing this week on the six part drama series ‘Redwater’ in Ireland. The show is a spin-off of popular British soap ‘Eastenders’ featuring Kat and Alfie Moon (Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie). 
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MIPTV: Smithsonian channels greenlights doc series from Ireland’s Tile Films
07 Apr 2016 | News from MIPTV where the Smithsonian Channel has greenlit a 4K UHD documentary series on sacred places, to be produced by Ireland’s Tile Films, a producer of creative documentaries and specialist factual content. 
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Irish/Swedish prison film ‘MAZE’ set to begin four week Cork shoot
04 Apr 2016 | Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II, feature film ‘MAZE’ is set shoot over a four week period this month in the recently decommissioned Cork Prison, and around Cork City. 
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Irish director Lenny Abrahamson to direct adaptation of novel ‘The Grand Escape’
30 Mar 2016 | Yet another project in the pipeline for Lenny Abrahamson and Element Pictures as Neal Bascomb’s novel ‘The Grand Escape’ has been optioned by Film4 and Element. 
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Disney Channel series ‘The Lodge’ begins filming in Northern Ireland
24 Mar 2016 | ‘The Lodge’, a 10 x 22-minute teen-drama from the Disney Channel, has begun filming in Northern Ireland. 
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Lucasfilm and the Irish Film Board Confirm ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ to return to Ireland
18 Mar 2016 | In a joint statement released today, Lucasfilm and the Irish Film Board have confirmed that ‘Star Wars’ will return to Ireland to film this year. 
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‘Vikings’ renewed for fifth season as Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins cast
18 Mar 2016 | History has commissioned a fifth season of Irish co-produced drama series ‘Vikings’ with Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers joining the cast in an unspecified role. 
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Declan Recks comedy ‘The Flag’ begins five week shoot
15 Mar 2016 | New comedy film ‘The Flag’, from the same creative team behind ‘Pure Mule’ and ‘Eden’, has begun its’ five week shoot. 
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Channel 4 announce comedy pilot written by Sharon Horgan and starring Eva Birthistle
15 Mar 2016 | Channel 4 has commissioned a new comedy pilot called ‘The Circuit’ which will be co-written by Irish writer Sharon Horgan and will star Irish actress Eva Birthistle as one of the leads. 
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IFTA Announce Nominees for 2016 Film and Drama Awards
14 Mar 2016 | The countdown begins for the Irish film industry's biggest night of the year, acknowledging and rewarding the industry's great work and achievements in this Golden Age of Irish Cinema, at the annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Saturday 9th April 2016. 
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Bollywood film shot in Dublin to hit Indian cinemas on March 11th
11 Mar 2016 | The Bollywood film, 'Teraa Surroor' which was shot on location in Ireland last Autumn will go on release on March 11th across India, with director Shawn Arranha stating that he would love to make another Bollywood film in Ireland. 
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‘Star Wars 8’ finds new Irish location with Malin Head in Donegal
10 Mar 2016 | After reports that ‘Star Wars’ is set to return to Kerry to film this summer, there are new reports that the blockbuster has found yet another Irish location – in Malin Head in Donegal. 
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Brown Bag Films currently in production of animated series ‘Vampirina’
10 Mar 2016 | Dublin-based animation studio Brown Bag Films are currently in production of new animated pre-school series, 'Vampirina'. 
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New film from ‘Viva’ writer Mark O’Halloran currently in development
09 Mar 2016 | Roads Entertainment are currently developing a new feature written by ‘Viva’ scribe Mark O’Halloran. 
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Irish co-pro ‘A Storm in the Stars’ moves to Luxembourg after two week Irish shoot
08 Mar 2016 | ‘A Storm in the Stars’, produced by Alan Moloney of Parallel Films in Ireland with financing from the Irish Film Board, has moved to shoot in Luxembourg after shooting in Ireland since February 21st. 
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