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Making The Cut: Piers McGrail – DoP of ‘Glassland’ and upcoming ‘Tomato Red’
09 Feb 2016 | Probably one of the most sought after DoP’s in Ireland at the minute, we chat to 2015 IFTA nominee Piers McGrail on how he got into the industry. 
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Magamedia’s Paddy Hayes on surreal comedy series ‘Eipic’ – “Boldly going where no broadcaster went before”
04 Feb 2016 | With Magamedia’s comedy series ‘Eipic’ airing on TG4 tonight at 10pm, Executive Producer Paddy Hayes talks us through the new show. 
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‘Strangerland’ co-writer Michael Kinirons: “I wanted to keep it messy – this is a really intense situation and these are complex characters”
04 Feb 2016 | It has been a long road for ‘Strangerland’. The Irish/Australian co-production from Fastnet Films was in development hell for years before Macdara Kelleher from Fastnet Films commissioned Michael Kinirons to write the script, based on an original idea by Fiona Seres. 
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Making The Cut: ‘An Bronntanas’ writer/director/producer Tom Collins on getting into the industry
04 Feb 2016 | Tom Collins is an IFTA-nominated writer/director/producer who last directed ‘An Bronntanas’ – an acclaimed Irish language Celtic Noir drama series that aired on TG4 in late 2014 and has since been acquired by French distributor Lagardère Entertainment (LE) Rights for worldwide distribution. 
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Irish presenters Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon for BBC’s ‘Robot Wars’ reboot
03 Feb 2016 | Irish presenters Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon have been announced as the new presenters of ‘Robot Wars’ when the series is rebooted for six episodes on BBC Two later this year. 
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Thaddeus O’Sullivan talks to IFTN – director of ‘Silent Witness’ two-parter commencing tonight
01 Feb 2016 | If you are a fan of BBC crime drama series, chances a lot of what you will be watching this week was helmed by Irish director Thaddeus O’Sullivan. 
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Benjamin Cleary on Oscar nominated short film ‘Stutterer’ – “We knew it was a risk worth taking”
29 Jan 2016 | ‘Stutterer’ may be the title of Irish filmmaker Benjamin Cleary’s Oscar nominated short film but stuttering is certainly not an apt adjective when describing his swift ascent to the top tier of the industry. 
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Writer Colin Teevan and producer Catherine Magee on ‘Rebellion’
29 Jan 2016 | With the fifth and final episode of RTÉ’s ‘Rebellion’ airing this Sunday, IFTN talks to writer Colin Teevan and producer Catherine Magee about the series. 
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Three Irish filmmakers chosen for Berlinale Talents 2016
29 Jan 2016 | Berlinale Talents is set to kick off alongside the Berlin International Film Festival, with Irish-based filmmakers Brian Deane of TW Films, Rory Dungan of Tilted Pictures and Nora Windeck of Highly Stimulating Productions chosen to participate. 
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‘Strangerland’ co-writer Michael Kinirons and producer Macdara Kelleher to take part in opening night Q&A at the IFI
28 Jan 2016 | ‘Strangerland’ co-writer Michael Kinirons and producer Macdara Kelleher will take part in a post-screening Q&A on the film’s opening night at the IFI. 
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Niall Brady nominated for Golden Reel Award for his work on ‘Room’
27 Jan 2016 | The nominations for this year’s Motion Picture Sound Editors‘ 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards have been revealed and Irish Sound Editor Niall Brady has been nominated in the category of Best Sound Editing (dialogue and ADR in a Feature film) for his work on Lenny Abrahamson’s Oscar nominated film ‘Room’. 
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Making The Cut: Art Director of ‘Frank’ and upcoming ‘Sing Street’
22 Jan 2016 | With last year’s critically acclaimed musical drama ‘Frank’ and the upcoming ‘Sing Street’ under her belt, IFTN talks to art director Tamara Conboy about her work. 
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Interview with Oscar nominated director Tom McCarthy – Irish-American helmer of ‘Spotlight’
21 Jan 2016 | Having grown up Irish Catholic in America, Tom McCarthy knew what he was taking on with the Oscar-nominated, true-life church abuse drama Spotlight. Paul Byrne pulls up a pew. 
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A Practical Guide To Drones On Set from Aerial Filming Ireland co-founder Susan Talbot
20 Jan 2016 | Susan Talbot has a background in Film & Television Production as well as being an Emmy Award winning editor. She is the Co-Founder of Aerial Filming Ireland and more recently Skytango.com so who better to ask for a practical guide to utilizing drones on set? Over to you, Susan. 
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Irish composer Stefan French receives ASCAP’s Steve Kaplan Film and TV Award
19 Jan 2016 | Stefan French has received the Steve Kaplan Film and TV Award, awarded by the ASCAP Foundation, in recognition of his talent and achievements as a film and TV composer. 
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Irish Sound Mixer Ronan Hill receives fifth consecutive CAS Award nomination for ‘Game of Thrones’
19 Jan 2016 | Ronan Hill has received his fifth successive Cinema Audio Society award nomination for his work as production sound mixer on Game of Thrones S5 "Hardhome". He has won the CAS award for the last two years. 
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Making The Cut: 'Room' Editor Nathan Nugent
15 Jan 2016 | With Oscar nominated Irish film ‘Room’ hitting cinemas on January 15th, IFTN talks to Editor Nathan Nugent about his work on the film. 
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24/7 Drama opens new facility in Belfast
14 Jan 2016 | Camera equipment supplier 24-7 Drama have expanded in Northern Ireland and has moved to a new 2,250 sq. ft facility in Belfast. 
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Jim Sheridan, Lenny Abrahamson and Ed Guiney on having “three teams left in the World Cup”
13 Jan 2016 | With Irish films ‘Room’, ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Viva’ very much in the Oscar conversation, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and Jim Sheridan and producer Ed Guiney have spoken about Irish films “special moment”. 
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‘Viva’ director Paddy Breathnach talks to IFTN about being in the Oscar Conversation
13 Jan 2016 | With the Oscar nominations announced tomorrow (January 14th), we caught up with director Paddy Breathnach to talk about ‘Viva’ which is on the shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. 
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