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First Creative Ireland Forum Sets Sights to the Future - December 13th
13 Dec 2017 | The first Creative Ireland Forum will take place in Dublin Catle this morning bringing together a comprehensive programme of contributors including An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Cartoon Saloon co-founder and Oscar-nominee Paul Young and Cork-based designer Joseph Walsh, the conference aims to illustrate the importance of an all-of-government approach to Ireland’s creativity and wellbeing. 
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The Irish Film Board Are Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Frameworks Scheme
11 Dec 2017 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2018 edition of its FRAMEWORKS short film scheme. 
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Screen Training Ireland, in partnership with Animation Skillnet and D.I.T, Announce Animation Apprenticeship
11 Dec 2017 | Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD has launched 26 new national apprenticeships for development as part of the expanded Apprenticeship Scheme. 
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Ireland’s First Stop Motion Feature Film in Post-Production
07 Dec 2017 | Telegael’s ‘Captain Morten and The Spider Queen’ nears completion as the project enters the final stages of post production. The film although filmed in Galway, is a European co-production with Telegael being joined by Nukufilm of Estonia, Grid VFX of Belgium, and Calon of the UK. 
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Sarah Bolger Joins Abner Pastoll’s ‘A Good Women Is Hard to Find’
07 Dec 2017 | Irish Actress Sarah Bolger (‘Once Upon A Time’) has been added to the cast of Abner Pastoll’s ‘A Good Women Is Hard to Find’, which stars Edward Hogg (‘Taboo’) and Andrew Simpson (‘Notes on a Scandal’). The film is currently shooting in Liége, Belgium after wrapping on production in Northern Ireland. 
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BAI Sponsorship Scheme Announced – Deadline: January 4th
05 Dec 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has announced details of its Sponsorship Scheme for 2018. 
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JETS 2017 Call for Entries – Deadline: December 14th
05 Dec 2017 | JETS (Junior Entertainment Talent Slate) is accepting applications from Producer/Director teams with an advanced draft script and production plan to participate in its upcoming co-production forum, with a deadline of Thursday, December 14th. 
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New Minister for Arts Announced Following Cabinet Reshuffle
01 Dec 2017 | The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today welcome a new Minister following the cabinet reshuffle made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar due to the recent resignation of former Tánaiste Francis Fitzgerald. 
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The Irish Film Board announces details of revisions to the Screenplay Development Scheme
30 Nov 2017 |  
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Sound and Vision Deadline December 1st
28 Nov 2017 | Sound & Vision 3 is a funding scheme for television and radio programmes, funded through the television licence fee. The BAI funded scheme is now entering its 30th Round. 
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Upcoming IFB Funding Deadlines for Development / Production / Distribution: November 30th
27 Nov 2017 | The Irish Film Board is accepting applications for three different schemes until November 30th. These categories include funding opportunities for development, production and distribution. 
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Revenue must collect the TV Licence to rescue indigenous Irish TV industry
27 Nov 2017 | The Oireachtas committee will today recommend to Government that the TV Licence Fees should no longer be collected by An Post and instead be collected by the Revenue Commissioners which should see the income generated from the Licence fees increase substantially. 
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Call for Submissions: Docs in Thessaloniki 2018
21 Nov 2017 | Docs in Thessaloniki takes place on March 2-6, 2018 in connection with the Thessaloniki
Documentary Festival and market. The pitching forum, festival and market form a great opportunity
to develop your project, see films and meet international financiers in a creative and constructive
environment during springtime in Greece. 
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Management Firm James Grant Group & Troika Talent Agency Announce Merger
21 Nov 2017 | UK based talent agency Troika and management firm James Grant Group have announced that they will be merging with immediate effect. The companies will keep their respective names, with both already well established companies in both the UK and across the Atlantic. 
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Netflix Commission IFTA Diaspora Recipient Roma Downey’s New Religious Drama ‘Messiah’
17 Nov 2017 | Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s new religious drama ‘Messiah’ has been ordered to series by Netflix following reports of its development back as early as March of this year.
The series will consist of ten hour long episodes exploring the lines among religion, faith and politics. 
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Irish Language Activist Aodán Mac Póilin Commemorated with Launch of Bursary
16 Nov 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) and the Celtic Media Festival this afternoon announced a new bursary fund to commemorate the late Aodán Mac Póilin. Details of ‘Ciste Cuimhneacháin Aodáin Mhic Phóilin’ were announced as part of the Belfast Media Festival. 
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TG4 Release Celtic Format Pilot Scheme 2017/2018
15 Nov 2017 | Once again MG ALBA, S4C and TG4 are proud to unite in this the third year of the Celtic Formats pilot scheme. 
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BAI and CMF announce reopening of development incentive for audiovisual projects
10 Nov 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today the reopening of their funding incentive for the development of audiovisual projects. The announcement took place at an event during Mediacon in Vancouver, in the presence of Canadian producers and an Irish delegation led by Jim Kelly, Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to Canada. 
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New Irish Language Feature Drama Funding initiative Announced
02 Nov 2017 | The Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF), BBC Gaeilge and TG4 have announced a new funding initiative for feature length Irish language drama. 
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BAI Announce funding of Almost €5.8m to 120 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme
24 Oct 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of the latest funding awards under The Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. 
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