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‘I Am Not A Serial Killer’ begins US shoot; directed by Billy O Brien, produced by Robbie Ryan
04 Mar 2015 | Principal photography is underway in the US on Irish writer/director Billy O Brien’s adaptation of Dan Wells novel ‘I Am Not A Serial Killer, which is being produced by Robbie Ryan. 
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IFTN talks to IFB’s Emma Scott about After '16 Initiative
03 Mar 2015 | With the Irish Film Board running a once-off scheme to fund up to eight short films commemorating, celebrating and ruminating on 1916 and how the events of Easter Monday and beyond forged the landscape of the following century – IFTN caught up with IFB Production and Distribution Manager Emma Scott to talk about the initiative. 
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RTÉ One and RTÉ2 Call for New Ideas for Format Farm 2015
27 Feb 2015 | RTÉ One and RTÉ2 are have announced this year’s call for Format Farm ideas. Format Farm is an established RTÉ business initiative to support the production and broadcast of original TV formats for both Irish audiences and export. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ writer/director Terry McMahon talks to IFTN about new film ‘The Dancehall Bitch’
27 Feb 2015 | As ‘Patrick’s Day’ continues its successful run across the country, its writer/director Terry McMahon reveals details of his next film, ‘The Dancehall Bitch’, exclusively to IFTN. 
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Awards for ‘Roy’ and Boj’ at the 2015 Kidscreen Awards
27 Feb 2015 | The JAM Media production ‘Roy’ and the Kaveleer Productions series ‘Boj’ have both won awards at the 2015 Kidscreen Awards. 
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Deadline for 2015 Frameworks Short Film Scheme Announced
27 Feb 2015 | The deadline for the Irish Film Board short animation scheme Frameworks, now in its 20th edition, has been announced. Applications will be accepted until 1pm Wednesday, 15th April 2015. 
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Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund marks 10th Anniversary
26 Feb 2015 | Northern Ireland Screen has been managing the Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) since its inception in 2004 with the first television projects funded in March 2005. On Thursday, 26th February, a number of industry practitioners, former trainees and Irish language enthusiasts will gather in the Linen Hall Library to mark the achievements of the fund over the past 10 years. 
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IFTA Focus on Maurice Sweeney
23 Feb 2015 | Director Maurice Sweeney has a diverse and acclaimed filmography. 
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Best Wishes from Minister for Arts for Cartoon Saloon
22 Feb 2015 | Minister Humphreys wishes Cartoon Saloon the best of luck ahead of Academy Awards. 
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Blinder Films co-production ‘Love and Friendship’ begins Dublin shoot
19 Feb 2015 | The Blinder Films co-production ‘Love and Friendship’ has entered principal photography in Dublin. 
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Brown Bag Films ‘The Stinky & Dirty Show’ gets greenlight from Amazon for full series
19 Feb 2015 | ‘The Stinky & Dirty Show’ – an animated show aimed at preschool-age children with animation from Brown Bag Films – has been greenlit by Amazon for a full series to be shown on the Amazon Prime Instant VOD streaming service. 
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Ethan Hawke to star in Parallel Films co-production ‘Maudie’
13 Feb 2015 | Ethan Hawke has been cast in the Canadian/Irish co-production ‘Maudie’, to be directed by Aisling Walsh. 
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‘JFK: The Badge Man Conspiracy’ to begin shooting in Kildare
13 Feb 2015 | Irish thriller ‘JFK: The Badge Man Conspiracy’ has begun principal photography in Leixlip, Co Kildare. 
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AFTER '16 Short Film Initiative
02 Feb 2015 | The Irish Film Board has announced AFTER '16, a once-off initiative to fund up to 8 short films commemorating, celebrating and ruminating on 1916 and how the events of Easter Sunday and beyond forged the landscape of the following century. 
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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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