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Filmbase presents first Screen Studio Series
27 Mar 2015 | Screen Studio Series is a selection of masterclasses specially designed to help actors hone their craft while giving them access to some of the best acting and professional development tutors. 
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JDIFF: Interview with Robert Sheehan
24 Mar 2015 | With his film ‘The Road Within’ screening at JDIFF, IFTN caught up with actor Robert Sheehan to talk about his role in the small independent US film, written and directed by Gren Wells. 
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Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage, and Tom Holland join Brendan Muldowney’s ‘Pilgrimage’
24 Mar 2015 | Jon Bernthal (‘The Walking Dead’), Richard Armitage (‘The Hobbit’) and Tom Holland (‘The Impossible’) have joined the cast of the Irish action-thriller ‘Pilgrimage’, which will be directed by Irish director Brendan Muldowney (‘Love Eternal’, ‘Savage’) this spring in Ireland, with support from the Irish Film Board (IFB). 
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Casting Round-Up
19 Mar 2015 | Ruth Negga has been cast as the female lead in the AMC pilot ‘Preacher’, Aidan Gillen lands role in the new Guy Richie film and Damien Molony cast in a new HBO pilot. 
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Bow Street to host Open Day on April 13
12 Mar 2015 | Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting, who officially opened their new premises last month, are to host an Open Day on Monday, April 13. 
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Jack Reynor to star with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Jungle Book’
10 Mar 2015 | Dublin actor Jack Reynor has been cast alongside Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in an adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book’ to be helmed by Andy Serkis in his directorial debut. 
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IFTA to host An Evening In Conversation With…..Andrew Scott
09 Mar 2015 | The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) are to host An Evening In Conversation With…..Andrew Scott on March 30th in Dublin. 
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Cinemagic and NPAS to host Q&A with Saoirse Ronan on March 30th
04 Mar 2015 | Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival For Young People and the National Performing Arts School (NPAS) are joining forces for the inaugural NPAS and Cinemagic Industry Film Academy which will take place in Dublin this July. 
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Casting Round-Up
03 Mar 2015 | Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy cast as the leads of the world war two thriller ‘Anthropoid’ and Timothy V Murphy and Sarah White are added to the cast of Kurt Sutter’s period drama ‘The Bastard Executioner’. 
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IFTN talks to casting director Maureen Hughes
26 Feb 2015 | As one of Ireland’s most renowned casting directors – finding actors for films and television shows such as ‘Once’, ‘Six Shooter’, ‘Raw’, ‘Noble’, ‘This Must Be The Place’, ‘Love/Hate’ and ‘Charlie’ – the work of Maureen Hughes has undoubtedly been an integral cog in the rise of Irish screen actors on the international scene over the past 10 years. 
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Son of the Father
26 Feb 2015 | One of our finest comic actors, Peter McDonald talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about the return of ‘Moone Boy’, the renaming of ‘The Stag’ and throwing his Oscar weight around. 
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Blue Moon
25 Feb 2015 | Deirdre O’Kane has always had a reputation for telling it like it is, onstage or off. Here she talks frankly to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about the return of Moone Boy, Noble causes, and betting the house. 
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Boys keep Swinging
20 Feb 2015 | As the hit TV series Moone Boy returns, IFTN’s Paul Byrne talks to its two young shining stars, David Rawle and Ian O’Reilly, about those growing pains. 
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Bow Street Acting Academy officially opened by Jim Sheridan
18 Feb 2015 | Irish film writer/director and six time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan officially opened the Bow Street Acting Academy in Smithfield, Dublin 7 on February 17th. 
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Casting Round-Up
17 Feb 2015 | Liam Cunningham confirmed for ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ shooting in Hungary, Michael Fassbender to star in video game adaptation ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and Irish actors Shahira Barry and Timothy V. Murphy set for roles alongside Colin Farrell in new season of True Detective. 
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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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Moe Dunford receives Shooting Star Award at 65th Berlin International Film Festival
10 Feb 2015 | Irish actor Moe Dunford – who has recently garnered acclaim for his portrayal of a mentally-ill young man in Terry McMahon’s award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ - has received a European Film Promotion (EFP) Shooting Star Award at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. 
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers takes lead role in Moroccan-Set ‘Damascus Cover’
06 Feb 2015 | Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been cast in the lead role of the Moroccan-set ‘Damascus Cover’ – to be directed by Daniel Zelik Berk. 
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Making the Cut– Karen Gorman of Karen Gorman Casting
05 Feb 2015 | As part of our Making the Cut series, IFTN has been profiling successful graduates of some of the film courses offered around Ireland. 
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Looking for Richard
29 Jan 2015 | An overnight sensation that took just 25 years, Richard Dormer talks to Paul Byrne about taking the long road, getting dark with Fortitude, and still feeling those good vibrations with Terri Hooley. 
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