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BAI Launches Revised General Commercial Communications Code
29 Mar 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched its revised General Commercial Communications Code, which sets out the rules that Irish radio and television stations must comply with when it comes to airing advertising, sponsorship, product placement and other forms of commercial communications. 
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TV3 Group Seeks Submissions for New Drama Series
29 Mar 2017 | TV3 Group have announced a new drama initiative and call out for submissions to transmit in 2018. TV3 Group are currently seeking development scripts and content proposals for 6 x 60’ drama projects in a new slot opportunity post 9pm. 
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Eurimages Announces Three New Development Co-Production Awards for 2017
28 Mar 2017 | The new awards which total €20,000 each bring the total awards offered by the council to ten, and will be awarded at the co-production markets of San Sebastian Film Festival, Transilvania International Film Festival and Cartoon Movie. 
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RTÉ Call for Ideas For New RTÉ One Studio Based Entertainment Show
23 Mar 2017 | RTÉ Entertainment is seeking a cost effective studio based entertainment show for RTÉ One. They are looking for a family friendly show with a strong emphasis on light hearted fun. Ideas must be block- recordable, repeatable and returnable. 
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RTÉ License Quiz Show Format ‘Play It By Year’ to German Broadcaster Das Erste
23 Mar 2017 | RTÉ announce they have brokered a deal with German channel Das Erste for a 10 pilot episode commission of ‘Play It By Year’. A family entertainment quiz show format originally created by Adare Productions in conjunction with RTÉ. 
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Exposing The True Tales of Irish Murders ‘Fir, Marú agus Grá’ Returns to TG4
23 Mar 2017 | The dark Irish documentary-drama series ‘Fir, Marú agus Grá’ is back on TG4 Thursday 23rd March for a second series. Offering a startling, compelling and uncompromising look at the trials of six men for the killing of their intimate partners. 
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What’s In Your Bag: Low Budget & Micro-Budget Film Expo
21 Mar 2017 | This event is a skills building and resource sharing event with open panel discussions and will take place on Monday April 1st from 10:00-16:00 in Filmbase, Templebar. 
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Four Canada-Ireland Co-Production Projects Receive €120,000 In Funding
21 Mar 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) have announced financing of €120,000 to support the co-development of audio-visual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects. 
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New Series sees Colin Farrell continue collaboration with ‘The Lobster’ Director Yorgos Lanthimos
21 Mar 2017 | The actor who recently received an IFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Film for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ will portray former Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver North, during the real-life saga of the 1980s Iran-Contra arms scandal. 
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Briefing Session to be hosted by RTÉ & Science Foundation Ireland
20 Mar 2017 | The information session which is set to take place on Monday, March 27th is specifically designed for Screen Producers Ireland members regarding the recent Call for Ideas published on the RTÉ commissioning page. 
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The Promotion of European Works Online Scheme Deadline Approaching
20 Mar 2017 | Creative Europe will accept applications to the scheme until Thursday April 6th, which is open to entities in countries participating in MEDIA programmes. 
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COCO Television Executive Producer talks to IFTN About St. Patrick’s Day Festival Parade Production for RTÉ
16 Mar 2017 | With this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival Parade set to be the biggest and most colourful yet. IFTN spoke with COCO Television’s Managing Director and Executive Producer, Stuart Switzer. Finding out about the logistics behind the production of the live broadcast coverage for RTÉ, on Ireland’s most celebrated Saint's Day. 
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Irish-Canadian Co-Production activity likely to increase as Canada joins Eurimages
16 Mar 2017 | Canada has officially become part of Eurimages, making it the first non-European country to enter the European Council’s co-production fund, with Telefilm Canada as its lead representative. 
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Alcon Entertainment to adapt Shane Hegarty’s ‘Darkmouth’ for the Screen
16 Mar 2017 | The Irish author’s trilogy of children’s books began with ‘Darkmouth: The Legends Begin’ in 2015 followed by ‘Worlds Explode’ and ‘Chaos Descends’. David Pimental (How to Train Your Dragon) and Doug Sweetland (Finding Nemo) will direct the project, which his adapted by Lloyd Taylor (Pigeon Impossible). 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards Focus: Lead Actor in Drama Nominations #IFTA17
15 Mar 2017 | With the 2017 IFTA awards ceremony just over three weeks away, we continue our coverage with a look at the Best Actor in a Lead Role in Drama category. This year’s five nominees showcase the range and high calibre of acting talent thriving amongst Irish actors across both home and international drama screens. 
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RTÉ One’s ‘Tastes Like Home’ with Catherine Fulvio Searches For 6 Irish families
15 Mar 2017 | Applications are open for RTÉ One’s ‘Tastes Like Home’. The cooking programme made by Another Avenue Productions with TV chef & author Catherine Fulvio. A call is being sent out for new participants to bring their recipes to the table, for a chance to feature on the fresh new series. 
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Science on Screen funding initiative: Application Guidelines
14 Mar 2017 | Galway Film Centre and CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices, are pleased to announce the return of Science on Screen, a funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science. The Science on Screen project will 100% fund one 26 minute film with a budget of €35,000. 
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RTÉ Cláracha Gaeilge Call For Ideas
14 Mar 2017 | Cláracha Gaeilge have issued a new call for ideas. All proposals should be suitable for transmission in the prime-time schedule on RTÉ One in Autumn, 2017 and be submitted to RTÉ for consideration no later than 12 noon on April 13th, 2017. This is a strict deadline. 
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“True North exists to celebrate contemporary Northern Ireland," Justin Binding BBC NI
13 Mar 2017 | IFTN spoke to Justin Binding, Commissioning Executive for BBC Northern Ireland to learn more about its documentary strand True North. Finding out how it plays an important role in the storytelling of a contemporary Northern Ireland and its relationship with upcoming new directors. 
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Sky Vision & Altice Studio to Co-Produce Neil Jordan’s Drama ‘Riviera’
09 Mar 2017 | The original ten-part series written by Jordan and John Banville (Albert Nobbs) is set in the Côte d’Azur and will air on Sky Atlantic in Ireland, the UK and more later this year, following its world premiere at Mip-TV next month. 
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