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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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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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“John Butler has captured the essence of a generation, and made a film that all can relate to” – Breaking Glass
09 Mar 2017 | North American rights to Butler’s second feature film 'Handsome Devil' have been acquired by the distributor, with a limited theatrical release planned for this Summer followed by a VOD and DVD release. 
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‘In Loco Parentis’ Film Rolls Out in Various Cinemas Across Ireland
07 Mar 2017 | Neasa Ní Chianáin’s documentary film ‘In Loco Parentis’ set in Ireland’s last primary boarding school, Headfort School has opened for viewing at Dublin’s Irish Film Institute and is soon to be rolled out across other Irish cinemas from Friday 10th March. 
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North American rights to ‘It’s Not Yet Dark’ acquired by FilmRise
06 Mar 2017 | Frankie Fenton’s debut feature project, a touching documentary explores the talent, illness and perseverance of fellow Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice. 
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UK & Irish Rights to ‘The Journey’ starring Colm Meaney & Timothy Spall acquired by The Swen Group
03 Mar 2017 | Nick Hamm’s drama set in the world of The Troubles in Northern Ireland explores the relationship between opposing political leaders, Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness (Meaney) and Unionist leader Ian Paisley (Spall). 
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Irish Cinema Round-Up: ‘Without Name’, ‘Tomato Red’ & more releasing in the coming months
03 Mar 2017 | As one of the busiest years for Irish production, the projects of 2016 are now coming full circle and releasing to Irish audiences following festival screenings at the prestigious ADIFF and TIFF among others, and many awards recognising Irish talent before and behind the camera. 
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“We see our role as the advocate for the audience, bringing their insights to the industry” - usheru Co-Founder Ollie Fegan
02 Mar 2017 | We caught up with Ollie Fegan recently, one of the co-founders of the ground-breaking new cinema app, usheru. It not only endeavours to connect cinephiles with more films and events, but understand cinema goers’ personal tastes. 
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“We all felt there was something special about ‘The Young Offenders’ as we were making it” - Hilary Rose
02 Mar 2017 | With smash hit Irish comedy ‘The Young Offenders’ releasing on DVD Friday March 3rd, we asked Hilary Rose for her memories of how the film came together, and her reaction to the runaway success of the comedy. 
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Irish Comedy ‘The Young Offenders’ releases on DVD
02 Mar 2017 | Peter Foot’s standout title of 2016 will become available to purchase in stores this Friday, March 3rd. It also available to buy on Amazon, the Wildcard Distribution website and On Demand from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Eir. 
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Special Guests Announced for Dingle Film Festival
01 Mar 2017 | Supported by Screen Training Ireland this is a great opportunity for the general audience and aspiring filmmakers to gain advice and knowledge about the industry and the art behind making a film. 
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UK & Irish Rights to Lorcan Finnegan’s ‘Without Name’ Acquired by Element Pictures Distribution
20 Feb 2017 | Finnegan’s feature debut which originated in the Irish Film Board’s Catalyst Scheme enjoyed enormous acclaim at its TIFF world premiere last year, followed by sold-out screenings at the BFI London Film Festival, SITGES and Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. 
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Trailers Round-Up: Irish Talent, Locations & Productions from 'Song to Song' to 'Twin Peaks'
20 Feb 2017 | In addition to the latest cinema release round-up published last week, which notes the success of ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ alongside new releases ‘Maudie’ and ‘Lost in France’, an array of new trailers are out recently highlighting Irish productions, talent and locations. 
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Irish Cinema Round-Up: New Releases from ‘Maudie’ to ‘Lost in France’
16 Feb 2017 | With ‘Loving’ starring the Oscar-nominated Ruth Negga and ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ starring ‘Siege of Jadotville’ Actor Jamie Dornan already released this year, there is a steady stream of fresh titles hitting the big screen this month, with Irish and International projects alike. 
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Irish Gothic Thriller ‘Demon Hunter’ to Release on DVD
16 Feb 2017 | The independent title from Writer/Director Zoe Kavanagh (Buzzards) and produced by Constant Motion Pictures will become available on DVD and On Demand from Monday June 12th. 
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Monster’s New Series ‘Harry & Bip’ Picked Up By Disney
15 Feb 2017 | Monster Entertainment has picked up distribution of the newly completed animation series ‘Harry & Bip’, and has already sold it to Disney for all of Central Europe, Middle East and Africa and to SRC for French-speaking Canada. 
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Worldwide Rights to ‘In Loco Parentis’ acquired by Magnolia Pictures
13 Feb 2017 | The touching portrait of teachers Amanda and John Leyden in Heartfort boarding school for primary students in Kells, Co. Meath is helmed by Irish talents Neasa Ní Chianáin directed and David Rane. 
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US Rights to ‘Pilgrimage’ from Irish Director Brendan Muldowney acquired by RLJ Entertainment
09 Feb 2017 | The project which filmed in Co. Mayo and Co. Galway, in addition to the Ardennes in Belgium is set in 13th century Ireland. 
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‘A Date for Mad Mary’ starring Seána Kerslake Releases on DVD and On Demand
30 Jan 2017 | Element Pictures Distribution has announced the feature debut from Darren Thornton will become available from Friday, February 3rd. 
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Lost In France - Screening & Live Event
27 Jan 2017 | A special screening and unique live event of Niall McCann's acclaimed documentary Lost in France will take place on Tuesday 21st February in a number of Irish cinemas including the Irish Film Institute, Movies@Dundrum, Movies@Swords, The Gate Cork with other venues to be announced 
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