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RTÉ Call for Ideas For New RTÉ One Studio Based Entertainment Show
23 Mar 2017 | RTÉ Entertainment is seeking a cost effective studio based entertainment show for RTÉ One. They are looking for a family friendly show with a strong emphasis on light hearted fun. Ideas must be block- recordable, repeatable and returnable. 
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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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Director General Dee Forbes Confirms 10% of RTÉ Jobs to be lost due to Restructuring
22 Mar 2017 | As reported earlier today, the national broadcaster confirmed almost 9 acres of land has gone on sale for €75M in the form of Project Montrose. Following this, Forbes addressed staff this morning to discuss the implications of this and further restructuring. 
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Cake & Studio Moshi Launch Gingerbread Animation House in Dublin
22 Mar 2017 | UK kid’s distributor Cake has partnered with Australian firm Studio Moshi to launch an animation house in Ireland called Gingerbread Animation. 
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€75M Guiding Price on 9 acres of RTÉ Montrose Campus
22 Mar 2017 | The national broadcaster has occupied the land since 1961 but with the rezoning of the Montrose land four years ago to Z12, housing is now a permissible use. 
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Four Canada-Ireland Co-Production Projects Receive €120,000 In Funding
21 Mar 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) have announced financing of €120,000 to support the co-development of audio-visual content under the Canada-Ireland Co-development Incentive for Audio-Visual Projects. 
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The Promotion of European Works Online Scheme Deadline Approaching
20 Mar 2017 | Creative Europe will accept applications to the scheme until Thursday April 6th, which is open to entities in countries participating in MEDIA programmes. 
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RTÉ Cláracha Gaeilge Call For Ideas
14 Mar 2017 | Cláracha Gaeilge have issued a new call for ideas. All proposals should be suitable for transmission in the prime-time schedule on RTÉ One in Autumn, 2017 and be submitted to RTÉ for consideration no later than 12 noon on April 13th, 2017. This is a strict deadline. 
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TV3 Group seek submissions for New Studio Entertainment Programming
03 Mar 2017 | TV3 Group announce call out for studio entertainment programming, for transmission in autumn 2017. 
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Short Film Funding Initiative First Frames launched by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office
03 Mar 2017 | The new scheme is designed to encourage and promote emerging filmmakers to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) region. 
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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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