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Irish co-production Four Kids And It releases exclusively on Sky Cinema this April 3rd
01 Apr 2020 | Based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson and starring Russell Brand, Matthew Goode, Paula Patton and the voice of Sir Michael Caine 
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Blood writer Sophie Petzal talks with IFTN
30 Mar 2020 | We caught up with award-winning writer Sophie Petzal to find out more about penning the second season of Virgin Media Televisions’ original Irish drama series, Blood, picking up a Writers’ Guild of Britain Award, writing for established characters and the process of introducing new ones, and what advice she would give to aspiring writers. 
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Element Pictures adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People to air on RTÉ this spring
30 Mar 2020 | RTÉ has announced that it will be airing Normal People, the Element Pictures adaptation of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel for the BBC. 
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Northern Ireland Screen accepting applications for ILBF Development Funding Round
27 Mar 2020 | In light of the current production constraints because of Covid-19 the ILBF in conjunction with TG4, BBC Gaeilge and RTÉ is seeking applications from Irish language production companies for projects that can be developed in both the short and long term. 
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Lorcan Finnegan and Imogen Poots discuss Vivarium with IFTN
26 Mar 2020 | We caught up with Irish director Lorcan Finnegan and lead actor Imogen Poots of the new Sci-Fi thriller Vivarium to find out more about being selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes, taking on challenging characters, and working with Jesse Eisenberg and Jonathan Aris. 
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Calm with Horses to receive Irish & UK digital release on April 27th
23 Mar 2020 | The film received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019 and recently made its Irish Premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival earlier this month. 
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Screen Ireland commits to initial measures to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by COVID-19
19 Mar 2020 | Screen Ireland has been monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic on a daily basis and recognises that this represents an unprecedented challenge for the Irish creative screen industries. 
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A Better You set for International Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020
11 Mar 2020 | The International Premiere of Irish director Eamonn Murphy’s film, A Better You, will take place as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, New York on April 17th. 
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Dervla Kirwan and Seána Kerslake revealed as leads for new thriller Smother; commissioned by RTÉ
10 Mar 2020 | The key cast has been announced for Treasure Entertainment new drama, Smother, which recently began filming in Lahinch, Co. Clare back in February. 
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Calm With Horses director Nick Rowland talk with IFTN
06 Mar 2020 | We caught up with Nick Rowland, director of Calm with Horses, to find out more about shooting his debut feature film on location in the west of Ireland, working with Irish talent, how the idea to adapt Colin Barrett’s short story first came about, and how he decided to sell his rally car to pay for film school. 
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Alleycats Films receives series order from RTÉ for second season of Pulling with my Parents
06 Mar 2020 | The Northern Irish independent production company has started 2020 with a string of commissions, including three new documentary orders for BBC Northern Ireland, and a second-series renewal from RTÉ for dating format Pulling With My Parents. 
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Northern Ireland Screen issue feature documentary development application call
05 Mar 2020 | Northern Ireland Screen intends to provide funding through the Screen Fund to develop feature documentaries that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal stories from Northern Ireland resident filmmakers. 
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Sea Fever trailer released ahead of Irish Premiere at DIFF; opens in Irish cinemas 24th April
05 Mar 2020 | The official trailer for Irish sci-fi thriller Sea Fever, written and directed by BAFTA-winning Neasa Hardiman (BBC’s Happy Valley and Netflix hit Jessica Jones), has been released ahead of its Irish premiere at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on Saturday March 7th and Irish cinema release on April 24th. 
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Boys from County Hell to make its world premiere at 2020 Tribeca Film Festival
04 Mar 2020 | The all-Ireland film will receive its World Premiere at the New York festival, where it has been officially selected to feature in the Midnight section this April. 
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Element Distribution to release Irish feature documentary Breaking Out on May 15th
04 Mar 2020 | The award-winning feature documentary celebrates the remarkable life of Irish singer and musician Fergus O’Farrell; Element Pictures distribution wing will release Breaking Out in Irish cinemas on May 15th. 
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New trailer and artwork released for Disney's Artemis Fowl
03 Mar 2020 | Disney has released a new trailer and poster art for its upcoming adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s best-selling Irish fantasy-adventure novel, Artemis Fowl. 
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Irish Director Andrew Baird makes Debut with Sci- Fi Mystery Zone 414, starring Guy Pearce
03 Mar 2020 | Andrew Baird’s feature debut Zone 414 recently wrapped shooting in Belfast before heading to market at the European Film Market in Berlin with worldwide sales handled by Highland Film Group. 
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Element Pictures and BBC Drama to adapt Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends; Lenny Abrahamson to direct
02 Mar 2020 | BBC Drama has announced the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s critically-acclaimed novel Conversations with Friends, continuing the BBC’s relationship between Sally Rooney and award-winning producers, Element Pictures. 
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The English Game starring Sam Keeley and Niamh Walsh to release on Netflix this March
02 Mar 2020 | The Netflix Original Series, created by Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes, will be available to subscribers of the streaming service on Friday, March 20th. 
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Broken Law director Paddy Slattery talks with IFTN
28 Feb 2020 | We caught up with Irish writer/director Paddy Slattery ahead of the world premiere of his debut feature film Broken Law, which screens at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival this Friday, February 28th. 
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