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Jim Sheridan's ‘In America’ to be adapted for TV Series
21 Jul 2014 | Filmmaker Jim Sheridan is set to adapt his 2002 film 'In America' into a series for the small screen. ‘In America’, which starred Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger and Djimon Hounsou, followed an Irish immigrant family as they tried to adjust to life in the USA with little money. Sheridan is in discussions with a leading American network network about the project, which deals with the issue of illegal immigration in the States. 
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RTÉ Enjoys Record-Breaking Figures for FIFA 2104 World Cup
21 Jul 2014 | Audiences in Ireland tuned into the 2014 FIFA World Cup on RTÉ in record numbers, across RTÉ Two television, RTÉ Player and RTÉ.ie. It marked the highest television audience for a World Cup Final since USA ‘94. 
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‘Domestic Divas’ to Air this Autumn
21 Jul 2014 | Many of those who grew up through the Celtic Tiger years have side-stepped basic life skills such as cooking, mending, sewing and cleaning, instead having take-away dinners, bringing the washing home once a week and throwing out things that aren’t as new as the moment we bought it. 
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‘Let Us Prey’ Gets Asian Premiere
21 Jul 2014 | ‘Let Us Prey’, directed by Brian O’Malley in his feature debut, had its Asian premiere at the recent 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. The horror film received its premiere on Saturday (19th July) night and will also screen later today and on the 25th July. 
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Dublin Animation Film Festival – Deadline for entries
18 Jul 2014 | There’s less than 10 days left to enter your short animated film to the Dublin Animation Film Festival. The deadline is 5pm, Monday, 28 July 2014. 
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Shorts Round-Up: ‘Ghost Train’ at International Film Festivals; ‘Daisyhouse’ Tells Stories of Former Homeless; ‘Coda’ Screens at the IFI
18 Jul 2014 | There is positive news for Irish shorts all around… 
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New Series of ‘Domhan an Dúlra’ Airs This Weekend
18 Jul 2014 | This iconic and landmark series brings us on a journey around Africa to see its most amazing locations and natural wonders. It is a celebration of Africa’s most spectacular locations, showcasing the full African experience. We journey from the cradle of human civilisation to the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world. Madagascar is where the series begins. 
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New Trailer for Season 2 of ‘The Fall’
18 Jul 2014 | A new trailer for the second season of hit crime drama The Fall has just been released. The new series sees Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson return as serial killer Paul Spector and DSI Stella Gibson respectively in the six-part second season which has finished shooting in Belfast. The series is due for broadcast this autumn. 
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TG4 Launches Nationwide Broadcasting in the USA
18 Jul 2014 | ‘Today's Ireland’ - the public service, educational and free to air channel that broadcasts in the United States has commenced broadcasting Irish language content from TG4 – the award-winning Irish language television station. 
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Reminder: Deadline Approaching to Submit to Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to Broadcasting Access Rules
17 Jul 2014 | The deadline to submit feedback to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s (BAI) public consultation on proposed changes to rules governing the level of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer is 5pm Wednesday, 23rd July 2014. 
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The Radharc Awards 2014 Call for Entries
17 Jul 2014 | The Radharc Trust is delighted to announce details of the Radharc Awards 2014 to be presented on the 22nd October 2014 and now calls for entries of documentary films of outstanding quality in the spirit of Radharc. 
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‘GOLD’ to Hit Irish Cinemas This Autumn
17 Jul 2014 | IFTA winning Niall Heery’s latest film GOLD which stars Screen International’s ‘Star of Tomorrow’ Maisie Williams (‘Game of Thrones’), David Wilmot (‘Calvary’), Kerry Condon (‘The Runway’) and James Nesbitt (‘The Hobbit’) will be released in Irish cinemas this autumn. Wildcard Distribution who is distributing the film in Ireland have also released the official trailer (see below). 
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TV3 announces new Documentary Unit and New Primetime Evening Show
17 Jul 2014 | A new Primetime evening show will air on TV3 in January 2015, adding over 127 hours of Irish home produced content to the schedule. A major new production team will be assembled for the new weeknight show comprising of a number of TV3 reporters and anchored by a new name, still to be revealed.
A new Public Affairs Documentary Unit will replace ‘Midweek’. 3e’s news programme ‘fyi’ is to be replaced with 60 second news bulletins throughout the day. 
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Directors of ‘GOT’ Season 5 revealed
17 Jul 2014 | Following last week’s report that Michael Slovis was confirmed as one of the directors for Season 5 of ‘Game of Thrones’, the remaining helmers for the upcoming season have been revealed. Five directors have been selected and each will direct two episodes of the upcoming season of the hit HBO series. 
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Director Bobs Gannaway and Producer Ferrell Barron for Dublin press junket to promote ‘Planes’ sequel
17 Jul 2014 | As a lead up to their latest animation release, ‘Planes 2: Fire & Rescue’, Disney Pictures are delighted to announce they will be hosting director Bobs Gannanway and producer Ferrell Barron for a press junket in the Merrion hotel on Thursday 24th July from 10:30am – 1:00pm. 
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GFD Film Library Website Launch
17 Jul 2014 | On 1st August 2014, GFD Film Library, the official Irish film licensing distributor for public viewing will be launching their new website www.filmlibrary.ie
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Irish film 'The Legend of Longwood' selected for 44th Giffoni Film Festival
16 Jul 2014 | The Legend of Longwood, filmed in Ireland and with a cast including Lorcan Cranitch, Miriam Margoyles and Séan Mahon, has been invited to compete at 44th Giffoni Film Festival, taking place July 18th - 27th. 
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The Snackbox Sessions Event
15 Jul 2014 | The Snackbox Sessions is a networking event for filmmakers by filmmakers about the business of filmmaking. It’s an evening of conversation and audience led questions with some of the film industry’s leading decision makers. So, whether you’re a film student wanting to learn more about the business, a fledgling writer or filmmaker trying to get your film made, a film buff with a love of all things celluloid, or an industry pro with a desire to meet new and emerging talent within the film industry, this event is for you. 
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TV Roles for Actors Colin Farrell and Killian Scott
15 Jul 2014 | Farrell is up for a role in the second series of HBO series ‘True Detective’ while Scott has landed parts in BBC series ‘Siblings’ and ‘Call the Midwife’ 
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Young Irish Filmmakers get behind the camera at IADT
15 Jul 2014 | The National Youth Film School (NYFS) takes place at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Dun Laoghaire on July 14th – 18th 2014. The NYFS is specifically designed for young people aged 16 to 19 who are interested in pursuing a career in film-making or television. Budding filmmakers will attend a week long training and production workshop at IADT where they will get the chance to work on a professionally run crew to produce a short film. An industry premiere is planned for autumn 2014 to screen the films and showcase the young talent. 
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