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Launch of BBC Scotland and BBC Alba Investment may prove promising for Irish Language Content
23 Feb 2017 | The new channel is backed by just under €22.5M, with additional funding bringing the total support to over €35M. A further €1.5M is also pledged for BBC Alba, the Scottish Gaelic-Language channel. 
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Siobhán O'Donoghue RIP
20 Feb 2017 | Industry mourns passing of Siobhán O'Donoghue 
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RTÉ Sport Call For Commissioning Ideas
20 Feb 2017 | RTÉ call for ideas of GAA-related programming to complement Live GAA coverage across the Championships. 
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Irish TV & Film Productions Claim up to €111m back in Tax Reliefs
17 Feb 2017 | Under the State’s Section 481 tax incentive scheme for production in Ireland. Figures released by the Revenue show that tax reliefs up to a value of up to €111m were distributed to a total of 54 production companies in 2016. 
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Ties That Bind 2017 Deadline Extended: The Asian & European Co-Production Workshop
17 Feb 2017 | The ninth edition of the workshop will continue to accept applications until Thursday, February 23rd, with European and Asian producers encouraged to apply, along with EU applicants in the fields of sales, finance, distribution or festival programming interested in working with Asia. 
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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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‘Puffin Rock’ Acquired By More International Networks
08 Feb 2017 | It has been announced that the animated pre-school series ‘Puffin Rock’ narrated by Irish comic actor Chris O’Dowd (‘Moone Boy’, ‘Bridesmaids’) has been acquired from Paris-based distributor Superights by several more international broadcasters. 
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‘The Irish Post’ Buys Irish TV Name & Assets
07 Feb 2017 | ‘The Irish Post’ an Irish diaspora newspaper based in the UK and owned by Elgin Loane from Cork has agreed a transaction in relation to certain business assets of Irish TV with Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton, Dublin. 
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Lighthouse Studios to be launched by Cartoon Saloon & Mercury Filmworks
07 Feb 2017 | The joint venture which will focus on 2D animation will create one hundred and forty jobs in Kilkenny between here and 2020 is supported by the IDA and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. 
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Irish Film Board updates 2017 Funding Guidelines
06 Feb 2017 | Guidelines for the production and development schemes have been updated by the IFB, with filmmakers intending to apply for funding this year encouraged to familiarise themselves with the documents in advance of submissions. 
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Newsaccess acquired by Kantar Media
01 Feb 2017 | Kantar Media, a global leader in media intelligence, has acquired Newsaccess, a leading provider of multi-channel media monitoring in Ireland. 
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Short Shots Filmbase/RTÉ Film Award Deadline and #GetIntoFilm Information Day Approaching
01 Feb 2017 | The information evening on funding opportunities for short filmmakers in Ireland will take place at Filmbase on Monday 13th from 19:00-20:30 on the significant number of schemes and funds available. 
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IFB Announce Q4 2016 Funding Decisions
31 Jan 2017 | The Irish Film Board has announced the successful applicants for development, production and distribution funding for the final quarter of last year. 
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Open Public Consultation on Creative Europe Programme
30 Jan 2017 | Creative Europe is gathering public perspectives on the objectives of the programme, the effectiveness of measures taken to achieve them and the efficiency of their implementation in a mid-term evaluation. 
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Calling All Animation Filmmakers: Frameworks Short Film Scheme Is Now Accepting Applications
25 Jan 2017 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is now accepting applications for Frameworks; a scheme for the making of animated short films. 
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RTÉ Issue Commissioning Call Update for Ideas in Regional, Factual & Lifestyle Genre’s
23 Jan 2017 | RTÉ Issue Updated Calls For Commissioning Ideas in the Regional, Factual & Lifestyle Genres. All calls close on Monday 27th February at 12:00 noon, strict deadline. See details below: 
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Commissioning Round Announced For ‘ilDÁNA’
20 Jan 2017 | TG4 and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, in association with Galway Film Centre, are delighted to announce the launch of ‘ilDÁNA’. 
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Irish Film & TV Awarded €2.4m Slate Funding by Creative Europe MEDIA Since 2014
20 Jan 2017 | There have been fifteen slates awarded to twelve Irish companies since Media came under the Creative Europe Programme in 2014, with a total of €2,484,737 allocated. 
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BAI Launch 2017 Community Broadcasting Support Scheme
19 Jan 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today, 19th January, announced details of its Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2017. 
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Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund New Entrant Training Scheme
16 Jan 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen is seeking participants for the first Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund New Entrant Training Scheme. 
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