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Jim Sheridan's ‘In America’ to be adapted for TV Series
21 Jul 2014 | Filmmaker Jim Sheridan is set to adapt his 2002 film 'In America' into a series for the small screen. ‘In America’, which starred Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger and Djimon Hounsou, followed an Irish immigrant family as they tried to adjust to life in the USA with little money. Sheridan is in discussions with a leading American network network about the project, which deals with the issue of illegal immigration in the States. 
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The Radharc Awards 2014 Call for Entries
17 Jul 2014 | The Radharc Trust is delighted to announce details of the Radharc Awards 2014 to be presented on the 22nd October 2014 and now calls for entries of documentary films of outstanding quality in the spirit of Radharc. 
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Directors of ‘GOT’ Season 5 revealed
17 Jul 2014 | Following last week’s report that Michael Slovis was confirmed as one of the directors for Season 5 of ‘Game of Thrones’, the remaining helmers for the upcoming season have been revealed. Five directors have been selected and each will direct two episodes of the upcoming season of the hit HBO series. 
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Director Bobs Gannaway and Producer Ferrell Barron for Dublin press junket to promote ‘Planes’ sequel
17 Jul 2014 | As a lead up to their latest animation release, ‘Planes 2: Fire & Rescue’, Disney Pictures are delighted to announce they will be hosting director Bobs Gannanway and producer Ferrell Barron for a press junket in the Merrion hotel on Thursday 24th July from 10:30am – 1:00pm. 
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The Snackbox Sessions Event
15 Jul 2014 | The Snackbox Sessions is a networking event for filmmakers by filmmakers about the business of filmmaking. It’s an evening of conversation and audience led questions with some of the film industry’s leading decision makers. So, whether you’re a film student wanting to learn more about the business, a fledgling writer or filmmaker trying to get your film made, a film buff with a love of all things celluloid, or an industry pro with a desire to meet new and emerging talent within the film industry, this event is for you. 
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IFI Horrorthon Announces 2014 Dates and Call for Entries
11 Jul 2014 | The Irish Film Institute (IFI) has confirmed the dates for its 17th edition of its annual horror fest as October 23-27 2014. The IFI has also announced that it would like to invite submissions for the short film section of this year’s festival. 
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‘Game of Thrones’ Dominates Emmy Nominations
11 Jul 2014 | Announced yesterday, ‘Game of Thrones’, which is filmed in Northern Ireland and is now in production for its fifth series, has received a commendable 19 nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards. It beat series ‘Fargo, which got 18 nominations, and ‘American Horror Story: Coven’, with 17, to receive the most nominations for the 66th annual primetime ceremony. 
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Michael Slovis to Direct Episodes of ‘GOT 5’
07 Jul 2014 | ‘Breaking Bad’ director Michael Slovis has joined the ‘Game of Thrones’ directing team and has been given two episodes to helm in the show’s fifth season. Slovis directed four episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ (‘Kafkaesque’, ‘Cornered’, ‘Live Free Or Die’, ‘Confessions’) and was the director of photography on more than 20 episodes of the hit AMC show. 
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Interview with Brendan Muldowney, Director-Writer of 'Love Eternal'
04 Jul 2014 | ‘Love Eternal’, the second feature from Irish filmmaker Brendan Muldowney following his haunting ‘Savage’, will be released in cinemas in Ireland today. Based on the Japanese novel ‘In Love with the Dead’ by Kei Oshi, the feature follows a lonely young man who becomes obsessed with death and tries to understand life by coming closer to death. 
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Cinemagic Search for Young Filmmaker Talent
30 Jun 2014 | Filmmakers aged 4-25 from the UK and Ireland are being invited to submit their short films to the AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition which honours the best of young filmmaking talent across different categories, from best script to best director. 
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New Digital Media Production course in National Digital Skills Centre
26 Jun 2014 | This Digital Media Production course provides its students with the opportunity to learn and develop real-world production skills in a broad range of media disciplines. The content of the course covers design, digital imaging, photography, sound, video, digital publishing and media project management. 
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Expressions of Interest sought for Audiovisual Content Dedicated Studio Infrastructure
20 Jun 2014 | The Irish Film Board in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have announced that they are seeking expressions of interest from promoters, owners and franchisees in relation to the provision of dedicated audiovisual content studio facilities in Ireland, including sound stages and related structures. 
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Interview with the Directors of ‘Road’
12 Jun 2014 | ‘Road’ is a feature-length documentary narrated by Liam Neeson about two generations of brothers who compete in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of motorcycle racing. William and Michael Dunlop followed in the footsteps of their father Robert and uncle, Joey Dunlop, to compete in road racing, for which Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places left in the world where the sport survives. The documentary reveals how a combination of skill and good or bad luck can lead to success or tragedy. 
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Acclaimed Script Consultant Pilar Alessandra Returns to Filmbase
04 Jun 2014 | Filmbase will once again welcome Hollywood studio consultant Pilar Alessandra to give an intensive Scriptwriting Masterclass. The class will be on character and dialogue for film and TV, and follows Alessandra’s hugely popular On the Page Masterclass hosted in April 2013. Alessandra is best-known for being director of the Los Angeles writers’ studio, host of the ‘On the Page’ podcast and author of ‘The Coffee Break Scriptwriter’ book. 
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Q&A with ‘Starred Up’ & ‘Good Vibrations’ Editor Nick Emerson
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'Jimmy’s Hall' Out in Cinemas Today – IFTN speaks with Cast & Crew
30 May 2014 | Fresh from Cannes, at which the cast and crew received a 14 minute-long standing ovation at the film premiere and the film secured a US distribution deal with Sony, the highly-anticipated ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ is showing in Irish cinemas from today. IFTN had the opportunity to not only speak to stars Barry Ward and Simone Kirby, who play the title role and his love interest respectively, but was also given an audience with its director Ken Loach, one of the most highly-revered directors of Britain, and long-time writing partner Paul Laverty, of Irish and Scottish descent. 
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‘Jimmy’s Hall’ Irish Premiere in the Light House Cinema
28 May 2014 | The Irish premiere of Ken Loach’s ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ took place last night at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin. The event was attended by key cast and crew members including director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty, producer Rebecca O’Brien and Irish stars Barry Ward and Simone Kirby. President Michael D Higgins was also present to watch the latest work of the writer-director team behind ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’. 
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Waddell Media Training Offers 2-Day Storytelling Course
27 May 2014 | This summer, Waddell Media will host a two-day storytelling course at its base in Holywood, Co. Down. Hosted by BAFTA Award-winning Director/Producer and TV’s Trouble Shooter Robert Thirkell, the course gives you the opportunity to listen to a riveting performance in storytelling. It also challenges participants to transform an impossible pitch into a hit, as well as to restructure a failed rough-cut. 
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Submissions Open for Storyland 2014
21 May 2014 | RTÉ’s Storyland returns for a fifth season to again give filmmakers the opportunity to develop a series of webisodes. Storyland is the umbrella for new series of commissioned web drama and is hosted on the RTÉ Player. Storyland 2014 will commission five series of 4x6 minute episodes with a budget of €30k per series. 
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Screen Training Ireland Supports Seminars, Forums and Workshops at Corona Fastnet Film Festival
20 May 2014 | For 2014, Screen Training Ireland will be supporting several seminars, forums, workshops and introductory courses at the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, a guide to which is available below. The film festival takes place in Schull, Co. Cork, from Friday May 21st to Sunday 25th. 
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