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Ed Bruce from Screen Scene VFX on ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ and Irish VFX’s bright future
21 Jun 2016 | With the sure-to-be global hit ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ hitting cinemas on June 24th, we catch up with Ed Bruce over at Screen Scene VFX to talk about their work on Roland Emmerich’s follow up to the 1996 blockbuster. 
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‘Legally Blonde’ writer Kirsten Smith to attend Galway Film Fleadh for Screenwriters Masterclass
17 Jun 2016 | The 28th Galway Film Fleadh, in association with Gréasán na Méan Skillnet, has announced that Kirsten Smith will be the subject of this year’s Screenwriters Masterclass. 
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SDGI launch fourth season of Wash Your Eyes with focus on Episodic Television
10 Jun 2016 | The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland has launched Season 4 four of Wash Your Eyes with this year’s particular focus on episodic television and international opportunities for Irish directors. 
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Director Seán Ó Cualáin talks racing documentary ‘Crash and Burn’ premiering at Sheffield
09 Jun 2016 | After a long road to production, Dot Television’s racing documentary ‘Crash and Burn’ will make its’ world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest this week. 
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Training initiative Big Stories on the Small Screen kicks off this week
02 Jun 2016 | Big Stories on the Small Screen has kicked off its first full workshop week at the Radisson in Dublin on May 30th. 
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Steve Kaplan's Comedy Intensive coming to Gréasán Na Meán next month
27 May 2016 | Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive at Gréasán Na Meán is a two-day course that explores the hidden tools and principles of comedy: what it is, how it works, why it works, what's happening when it's not working and what you can do to fix it, and offers proven and practical methods and techniques. 
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‘Love & Friendship’ writer/director Whit Stillman: “Ireland is the best place I have ever shot a film”
26 May 2016 | With Irish film ‘Love & Friendship’ hitting cinemas on May 27th, IFTN catches up with writer and director Whit Stillman. 
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Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s ‘Atlantic’ wins the 2016 SDGI Director’s Finders Series
25 May 2016 | Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s ‘Atlantic’ has been announced the winner of the 2016 SDGI Director’s Finders Series, providing the director with the opportunity to showcase his feature film at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in LA on June 17th with the aim of securing a US distribution deal for the film. 
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Irish At Cannes: Robbie Ryan shot films ‘I, Daniel Blake’ and ‘American Honey’ the big winners in 2016
23 May 2016 | If the world needed further evidence that Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan is one of the best DoP’s around, look no further than Cannes 2016. 
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Fergal Reilly’s ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ currently nesting at top of US Box Office
23 May 2016 | ‘The Angry Birds Movie’, co-helmed by Irish director Fergal Reilly, has earned over $39m in it’s opening weekend in the US and has beaten out competition from the likes of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Neighbours 2’ and ‘Nice Guys’ in getting to the top of the box office in the states. 
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Ian Fitzgibbon’s ‘Dark Lies The Island’ one of only 12 films selected for Paris co-production Village
19 May 2016 | The line-up for the 2016 Paris Co-Production Village has been unveiled, with Ian Fitzgibbon’s ‘Here Lies The Island’ one of only 12 entrants this year. 
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Fergal Reilly helmed ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ makes $43 million in opening weekend
16 May 2016 | ‘The Angry Birds Movie’, co-helmed by Irish Storyboard artist turned director Fergal Reilly, has made $43 million in its’ opening weekend. 
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Irish director Fergal Reilly talks ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ – in cinemas now
13 May 2016 | With ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ in cinemas worldwide today, IFTN caught up with co-director Fergal Reilly to talk about his debut feature as a director. 
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Irish At Cannes: John Moore to direct thriller ‘N.O.C’
12 May 2016 | Irish director John Moore has signed on to direct the thriller ‘N.O.C’, which is scheduled to shoot in Berlin in the summer. 
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Director Maurice Sweeney on shedding the “hagiography of Padraig Pearse” in TV3’s ‘Trial of the Century’
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ set to air on TV3 over three consecutive nights this weekend, we talk to director Maurice Sweeney about the series, which takes an imagined look at what would have happened had Padraig Pearse been afforded a trial after 1916. 
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Director Risteard Ó Domhnaill talks 'Atlantic'; in cinemas April 29th
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Atlantic’ hitting cinemas on Friday, April 29th, we talk to filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill. 
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‘Trial of the Century’ writer Hugh Travers talks to IFTN
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ about to hit TV3 screens, we talk to lead writer Hugh Travers about the conception of the three part series. 
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Irish Storyboard Artist turned ‘Angry Birds’ director Fergal Reilly signs with UTA
27 Apr 2016 | Long-time storyboard artist turned director Fergal Reilly has signed with United Talents Agency (UTA) in the US, ahead of the ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ (his directorial debut) being released worldwide next month. 
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Irish writer Sharon Horgan wins BAFTA Craft Award for ‘Catastrophe’
25 Apr 2016 | Actress and writer Sharon Horgan has added to her very impressive trophy haul in the past 12 months by winning Best Writer Comedy (along with co-writer Rob Delaney) for acclaimed Channel 4 series ‘Catastrophe’. 
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'Wrecking The Rising' helmer Ruán Magan on "messing around with something as precious as 1916"
22 Apr 2016 | With ‘Wrecking The Rising’ airing over the weekend, we catch up with director Ruán Magan about the time-travel 1916 series. 
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