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Irish-Norwegian Film ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ Opens in May
24 Apr 2014 | Erik Poppe’s ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’, which was made with the support of the Irish Film Board, will open in Irish cinemas on May 16. 
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Ka-Boom Post Productions On The Rise
22 Apr 2014 | Ka-boom post-productions opened its doors in 2010 and in the space of four years have secured contracts with some of the most high profile film and TV productions in Northern Ireland. 
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150 Jobs Announced for Mayo Based Irish TV Station
15 Apr 2014 | Irish TV’s founders Pierce O'Reilly (CEO) and Mairead Ní Mhaoilchiaráin (MD) have announced that up to 150 jobs are to be created with Ireland’s first ever international satellite television channel when it extends broadcasting hours next month. 
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‘Game of Thrones’ Renewed for Fifth & Sixth Seasons
09 Apr 2014 | The ‘Game of Thrones’ phenomenon has announced it is renewing for a fifth and sixth season on HBO. 
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TV3 has ordered ‘Oysters’ from UK indie Alaska TV
03 Apr 2014 | TV3 has placed an order for a new reality series from Alaska TV which is said to be similar to American series ‘Duck Dynasty’. The show will consists of 10 episodes of 60 minutes each, and follows a family of oyster farmers in Carlingford, a coastal town in Co. Louth. The move will be part of the channel’s drive to commission more co-productions. 
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Northern Ireland Screen launches €52m Funding Plan
01 Apr 2014 | Following on from the major success of ‘Game of Thrones’, which added €105m (£87m) to the local economy, Northern Ireland is now hoping to encourage more high-end TV and film productions to the area. A new four-year €51.9m (£43m) plan is being launched by Northern Ireland Screen, the region’s funding body. The scheme, called ‘Opening Doors’, will run up until 2018 and hopes to develop Northern Ireland into a major screen industry. 
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‘Vikings’ Renewed for Third Season
25 Mar 2014 | Following the last episode of the first series screening last Sunday night on RTÉ Two, and with the History Channel in the US currently showing the second series, ‘Vikings’ has proven it is in high demand still as it has received an order for a 10-episode third season. It will begin production this summer for a 2015 release. 
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Sony Pictures TV launches Production Company in Northern Ireland
20 Mar 2014 | Sony Pictures Television is teaming up with Irish media execs Kieran Doherty and Matt Worthy in the launch of new production company Stellify Media, to be set up in Northern Ireland. The joint venture sees Sony Picture TV’s first move into production in Northern Ireland. Stellify Media is to be based in Belfast, where Doherty and Worthy themselves hail from. 
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Guth na nGael TX Friday 21 March 7.30pm
20 Mar 2014 | The music documentary series Guth na nGael is presented by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. Consisting of six episodes, the series traces the history of Irish song and sounds through a number of themes. 
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‘Penny Dreadful’ Completes Filming in Ireland
07 Mar 2014 | The Showtime/Sky Atlantic TV drama ‘Penny Dreadful’ was filmed entirely in Wicklow and Dublin. It completes its six-month shoot next week having secured Section 481 on more than €30 million spent on direct investment in the Irish economy on local jobs and services. 
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IFTA’s Ceremony to be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Road, 5th April 2014
24 Feb 2014 | The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced that the 11th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 5th April 2014 at Dublin’s DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Road, and will be broadcast live on RTÉ One at 9.35pm. Last year’s ceremony attracted a record audience of 1.24 million viewers. 
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Coillte hopes to become Ireland’s biggest provider of outdoor filming locations
20 Jan 2014 | It was announced last Friday that Coillte aims to become Ireland’s largest provider of outdoor TV and film locations by the year 2018. Mr Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht launched Coillte’s new location online portfolio the same day. 
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“Lights, Action … Live Life”
14 Jan 2014 | National film competition in honour of Donal Walsh open for entries. 
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World Premiere of Feature Film ‘Noble’
14 Jan 2014 | ‘Noble’ to receive World Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 
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'The Legend of Longwood' Now Filming in Dublin & Wicklow
06 Dec 2013 | Children’s fantasy adventure ‘The Legend of Longwood’ – about a young girl who moves from New York to a mythical village in Ireland – is currently filming in Dublin & Wicklow, and will be the first Irish film to be converted into 3D in post-production. 
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Shorts Round-Up: Cork Film Festival Edition
19 Nov 2013 | With a first year under new management officially under its belt as of Sunday November 17th's closing ceremony, it would seem that any doubts concerning the creative direction of the 58th Cork International Film Festival have been firmly put to bed. 
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'Game of Thrones' Gives €77m Boost to Northern Ireland Economy
29 Oct 2013 | HBO fantasy epic 'Game of Thrones' has reportedly boosted Northern Ireland's economy by an estimated €77 million, according to Northern Ireland Screen's Head of Marketing Moyra Lock. 
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‘Penny Dreadful’ Casting Extras in Dublin
17 Sep 2013 | Penny Dreadful’, Oscar-winner John Logan’s new Victorian ‘psychosexual’ horror series set to film at Ardmore Studios from October, is recruiting extras in Dublin on 20-21st September. 
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'Penny Dreadful', to Start Filming in Ardmore Studios this Oct, Aims to Raise €33m from Tax Break Investors
26 Aug 2013 | ‘Penny Dreadful’ - the new eight part Victorian horror series set to shoot at Ardmore Studios from Oct to March - is planning to raise €33 million of its budget from investors benefiting from Section 481 tax incentives. 
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'Dracula', by Irish Director Gary Shore, Now Shooting in Northern Ireland
19 Aug 2013 | ‘Dracula’, directed by National Film School graduate Gary Shore and starring Luke Evans, is currently filming in Northern Ireland - taking in locations including Roe Valley Country Club in Limavady, Derry. 
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