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Sky Launches Sky Cinema Original Films
25 Jan 2018 | Building on its successful original productions entertainment strategy, Sky has announced the launch of Sky Cinema Original Films. By acquiring exclusive rights and commissioning original movie productions, Sky will provide customers with even more great film content, in addition to the 1,000 movies available on demand. 
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IFB Launches 2018 Slate of Productions
25 Jan 2018 | The Irish Film Board (IFB), the national development agency for the Irish film, television and animation industry is today launching Irish Film 2018, the slate of IFB supported productions coming to audiences this year. The publication follows a further successful year for the industry in Ireland which saw IFB supported production output of €84million — a 58% increase on 2016. 
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Blueprint Pictures In Talks To Adapt Graham Norton’s Cork-Based Novel Into TV Series
24 Jan 2018 | Blueprint Pictures are currently in talks to adapt Graham Norton’s novel, ‘Holding’ into a television series. Norton released his debut novel back in 2016, which was well received by critics and now looks set to be brought to the small screen. 
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Bursary Information Day for Documentary Filmmakers – January 18th
18 Jan 2018 | Screen Training Ireland and Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA information day focusing on training opportunities offered by Creative Europe MEDIA for documentary filmmakers which can be accessed through the Screen Training Ireland Bursary scheme. 
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Eight Illegal Streaming Sites Blocked As Ireland Steps Up War against Piracy
16 Jan 2018 | The Irish Commercial Court has ruled in favour of a body representing the top television and film studios to implement a High Court injunction, which will see internet service providers in Ireland block websites involved in piracy. 
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Sky's Historical Drama 'Britannia' Starring Barry Ward Set for Amazon Release
16 Jan 2018 | Following a successful debut on Sky Atlantic across the UK & Ireland, Amazon Prime has announced that the historical drama will premiere on the US streaming service on Friday, January 26th. ‘Britannia’ marks the first co-production between Sky and Amazon Studios. 
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Irish Film Board Release 2018 Guidelines for Production and Development Funding Schemes
15 Jan 2018 | The Irish Film Board (IFB) wishes to notify applicants that the 2018 Guidelines for its Production and Development Funding schemes have been published. 
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Channel 4 Confirm Second Season of Lisa Mcgee's 'Derry Girls'
15 Jan 2018 | Channel 4 has confirmed that the station will be commissioning a second season of Lisa Mcgee’s coming-of-age comedy series ‘Derry Girls’. 
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Sharon Horgan's New Horror Comedy 'Shining Vale' Picked Up By Showtime
15 Jan 2018 | Showtime has acquired Sharon Horgan’s new horror comedy ‘Shining Vale’. 
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First Images of 'The Young Offenders' Series released Ahead of RTÉ & BBC Debut
10 Jan 2018 | The first images have been released for the upcoming six-part TV series ‘The Young Offenders’, which wrapped back in September of last year. Commissioned by BBC Comedy for BBC Three, in association with RTÉ, the Vico Film Production was written, directed, and executive produced by IFTA-Winning filmmaker Peter Foott. 
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RTÉ & Galway Film Centre Announce Short Film Commission Scheme
10 Jan 2018 | RTÉ & Galway Film Centre have announced that submissions are now open for the GFC & RTÉ Short Film Commission Scheme. 
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Ion Solutions Unveiled as New Name for Eurotek Ireland and Avtek Solutions
08 Jan 2018 | Sister companies Eurotek Ireland and Avtek Solutions, market leaders in the visual communications sector, have amalgamated to operate under a single name - Ion Solutions (EMEA) Limited. 
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Creative Europe Announce Support for Development of Video Games
05 Jan 2018 | The EU Commission have just announced details of the latest Creative Europe MEDIA Call. 
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SYFY Officially Confirm Series Order and Announce Cast for 'Nightflyers'
05 Jan 2018 | SYFY today confirmed a series pickup for ‘Nightflyers’, based on author George R.R. Martin’s novella and the 1987 film of the same name. This news follows the announcement of the key cast for the show which includes Ireland’s Eoin Macken and Brian F. O’Byrne along with Gretchen Mol and David Ajala. 
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Creative Europe Slate Funding 2018
03 Jan 2018 | The Creative Europe Slate Funding is focused on Support for Development of Audiovisual Content. Call for entries will close on Tuesday, February 6th with the deadline being at 12pm midday. 
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Exclusive: New Irish Film 'The Dig' Finishes Shooting in Northern Ireland
21 Dec 2017 | IFTN caught up with Out of Orbit Producer Brian J. Falconer after his new debut feature ‘The Dig’ wrapped on principle shooting earlier this week. The project stars Moe Dunford, Emily Taafe, Lorcan Cranitch and Francis Magee. 
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Irish Language Production Highlights and ILBF Content on TG4 This Christmas
20 Dec 2017 | Some of the year’s best Irish Language productions are set to feature over the Christmas period on TG4. All of these projects were supported by Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund and championed by national Irish language broadcaster, TG4. 
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Creative Europe Open Call for Proposals: Support for Access to Markets
20 Dec 2017 | Creative Europe have announced a call for proposals to apply for funding to their MEDIA Sub-Programme: Support for Access to Markets. 
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Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet Digital Production Mentoring Fund
15 Dec 2017 | The Screen Training Ireland/Animation Skillnet Mentoring Fund for Digital Production is now seeking applications. 
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BAI Call for Tenders: Preparation of a Report on the Ownership and Control of Media business in the State
15 Dec 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently tendering for the Preparation of a report on the ownership and control of media business in the State. 
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