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Making The Cut: Career advice from the cast and crew of ‘The Fall’
22 Jan 2015 | With the CAO deadline fast approaching (1st February), IFTN has scanned the archives to gather key advice from the cast and crew of the IFTA-winning ‘The Fall’, the critically acclaimed Belfast-set police procedural starring Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson. 
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Cork Film Centre under threat after government cuts funding
21 Jan 2015 | The Cork Film Centre, a resource based organisation focused on developing, promoting and facilitating the advancement of filmmaking in the southern half of Ireland, is under threat of closure following the decision by the Arts Council not to provide funding in 2015. 
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Screen Training Ireland re-launching ASSET Initiative
21 Jan 2015 | Screen Training Ireland is re-launching its ASSET initiative, and to mark Irish Design 2015, is broadening the fund to include specialist skills in design for physical production, including Art Department, Costume, and Make-Up. 
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20 jobs announced as Irish TV open Munster Regional Office
21 Jan 2015 | Twenty new jobs will be created following the launch of Irish TV’s new Munster Hub in Tralee. 
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Interview with Michael Lennox – Director of Oscar-nominated ‘Boogaloo and Graham’
20 Jan 2015 | With Northern Irish short film ‘Boogaloo and Graham’ - the Troubles-set tale of two young boys being given two chicks to mind by their soft-hearted father – getting nominated for an Oscar, IFTN caught up with its’ director Michael Lennox to talk Oscars, working with kids and animals, and the rise of Northern Irish filmmakers on the world stage. 
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Gavin O'Connor talks about role on hit RTÉ show ‘Charlie’
20 Jan 2015 | Playing the controversial Roscommon politician Sean Doherty in RTE’s acclaimed series Charlie ‘was just a dream role’ Gavin O’Connor tells IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Submissions now being accepted for 2015 Fingal Film Festival
20 Jan 2015 | The Fingal Film Festival have announced that they are now accepting submissions for the fourth instalment of their annual event, which will take place in Movies@Swords during the month of September. 
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New Website Donegal Film Office launched to promote filmmaking in County Donegal
20 Jan 2015 | The Donegal Film Office has launched a new website, aiming to promote and attract filmmaking in the county. 
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Geronimo Productions’ ‘Nelly and Nora’ to premiere on February 2nd
20 Jan 2015 | Irish animation company Geronimo Productions have announced that their new series ‘Nelly & Nora’ will premiere on RTEjr from February 2nd. 
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IFB and RTÉ release five new original online dramas for the new season of Storyland
20 Jan 2015 | Five new original dramas have been launched this week by RTÉ and the Irish Film Board for the new season of Storyland, a commissioning platform to identify new and emerging creative talent in Ireland. 
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Daniel O Hara to direct ‘Silent Witness: Protection’
19 Jan 2015 | ‘Silent Witness: Protection’, a two part film and the latest instalment of the long-running crime procedural, will air on BBC One on Monday, 19th January and Tuesday, 20th January at 9pm. 
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‘The Sopranos’ creator David Chase joins Digital Biscuit Line-up
19 Jan 2015 | The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland has announced the full line up for Digital Biscuit, which will feature a talk by writer and producer David Chase (‘The Sopranos’). 
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Stunt Co-ordinator Donal O’Farrell talks to IFTN
19 Jan 2015 | With credits to his name ranging from large scale Oscar fodder such as ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Braveheart’ and ‘In the Name of the Father’ to smaller budget productions such as ‘What Richard Did’ and the upcoming ‘Sing Street’ and ‘Mammal’, Donal O’Farrell has carved out quite a career for himself since answering an advert in the paper for stunt men over 30 years ago. 
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Camera Operator Des Whelan going to IADT for NFS Lecture Series
19 Jan 2015 | Irish camera operator Des Whelan will attend IADT Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday, January 21st to offer insights into his distinguished career as part of the National Film School Lecture Series. 
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Screen Scene nominated for Visual Effects Society Award for work on ‘Ripper Street’
16 Jan 2015 | Post Production TV and Film facility Screen Scene has been nominated for a Visual Effects Society (VES) award for its work on Amazon Prime and BBC Drama ‘Ripper Street’. 
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IFTN talks to Dave Hughes – Colourist of Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning ‘Leviathan’
16 Jan 2015 | With Russian film ‘Leviathan’ garnering Oscar and BAFTA nominations and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign film this week, IFTN talks to Dave Hughes of Windmill Lane Pictures Post Production about his work on the acclaimed film. 
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Michael Wilson UTV
16 Jan 2015 | With a January 1st launch that proved to be a baptism of fire, UTV Ireland has a mountain to climb. “We have a channel and audience to build,” UTV and UTV Ireland’s Managing Director Michael Wilson tells IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Oscar Nominations for Irish Projects
15 Jan 2015 | 'Song of the Sea', 'Boogaloo and Graham', 'Begin Again' receive Oscar nominations. 
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2020 Vision: Octagon Films MD James Flynn talks Section 481 and what it means for future of industry
15 Jan 2015 | Producer of ‘Vikings’, ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Penny Dreadful’ talks to IFTN about the changes to Section 481 and his hopes for the future of the industry if the country maximises the incentives. 
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IFB Announces schedule and priorities for 2015
15 Jan 2015 | Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board (IFB), the national development agency for the Irish film, television and animation industry, has announced details of the agency’s schedule and priorities for 2015. The Chairman of the IFB, Bill O’Herlihy also outlined plans for the development of a five year strategy for the industry. 
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