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‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner cast in The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then the Bigfoot’
30 Jun 2017 | The upcoming title from writer/director Robert D. Kryzkowski will see Turner play American soldier Cavin Barr, who sneaks behind enemy lines in a bid to assassinate Hitler during World War II. 
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Egg Post Production talks Sound & Colour in Box Office hit ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ with IFTN
30 Jun 2017 | Mark O’Connor’s gritty feature film began playing to Irish audience in cinemas from June 16th and looks set to be one of the best performing Irish releases this year. 
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Amharc Funding Initiative Launched by TG4, BBC Gaeilge & Northern Ireland Screen
30 Jun 2017 | The new scheme has been created to support the production of landmark creative films on the arts in Northern Ireland today. 
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Shorts to Features Application Deadline: August 31st 2017
28 Jun 2017 | The initiative run by Northern Ireland Screen and BFI Net.Work. provides an opportunity for emerging creative teams to create a short film which is tonally and thematically aligned with their feature film ambitions. 
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BBC Northern Ireland invites NI Production Companies to Tender for Fright Shorts
28 Jun 2017 | The six-part series is commissioned for BBC iPlayer and consists of five minute Halloween-themed episodes. 
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Eurimages Awards over €7.1M to 27 Projects
28 Jun 2017 | The council of Europe’s fund for co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinema, selected the projects at its 147th meeting which ran from June 16th-23rd. 
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BBC Gaeilge Television Call for Entertainment, Documentary Single & Series Submissions
23 Jun 2017 | A commissioning call has been announced by BBC Gaeilge in association with the Irish Language Broadcast Fund, for programmes which have a minimum of 75% Irish language speech content with English subtitles. 
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NI Comedy ‘Derry Girls’ from Writer Lisa McGee now Filming
22 Jun 2017 | The six-part Channel 4 series from the writer of ‘Indian Summers’ is based on McGee’s own experience of growing up in the height of The Troubles. 
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Creative Europe MEDIA publishes 2017 Drama Directory Guide to European TV Drama Commissioning Editors and Buyers
22 Jun 2017 | The European network has published the guide as a tool for TV producers looking for co-financing or TV sales for drama projects, which it hopes will be particularly helpful to Television Programming support scheme applicants. 
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2nd Series DWTS Commissioned
19 Jun 2017 | Dancing with the Stars commissioned for 2nd series from Shinawil for RTÉ One 
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BBC seeks Drama Projects in Association with NI Screen
19 Jun 2017 | Following recent news of it reinvestment in drama, the BBC is accepting applications for sixty-minute dramas which can be developed as one-off specials or prequels, in association with Northern Ireland Screen. 
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Gerard Barrett’s ‘Honey’ sells to FX and Fox
16 Jun 2017 | The ‘Pilgrim Hill’, ‘Smalltown’ and ‘Brain on Fire’ writer/director has sold the one-hour drama, which is currently in development. 
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Feature debut ‘Yardie’ from Idris Elba enters Production with Irish Talent
14 Jun 2017 | The renowned actor and producer is taking the director’s seat for the first time, shooting in London and Jamaica over two months, and with cinematographer John Conroy and sound mixer Robert Flanagan on board. 
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“It is something that we, as humans, absolutely require and need of each other” - Irish Director Neasa Hardiman on Storytelling
13 Jun 2017 | The multi award-winning director has just arrived home from filming upcoming series ‘Inhumans’ in Hawaii for Marvel. 
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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ sequel Casting Young Actors
13 Jun 2017 | The latest building block of the acclaimed Harry Potter franchise will enter production around August and November 2017. 
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Ruth Negga stars in Brown Bag Films’ Adaptation of ‘Angela’s Christmas’ from Frank McCourt
13 Jun 2017 | The half-hour CG film is currently in production in Ireland, based on the only children’s book from the Pulitzer Prize winning author. Lucy O’Connell from ‘Song of the Sea’ lends her vocal talents as the daughter of Oscar-nominated Negga. 
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Commissioning Call: Entertainment Series for RTÉjr
12 Jun 2017 | The national broadcaster is seeking submissions to supplement the growing number of strands made especially for children under seven years of age. 
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Judges announced for 48 Hour Challenge Screening Award
09 Jun 2017 | Little Cinema and Galway City of Film are delighted to announce the judging panel for the 48 Hour Challenge taking place from 16th to 18th June! 
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'Trautmann' Begins Filming in NI
08 Jun 2017 | Feature film 'Trautmann', about the life of former Man City German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann has begun filming in Northern Ireland. 
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Short film “The Clockmaker’s Dream” officially selected by Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF)
08 Jun 2017 | Short film “The Clockmaker’s Dream” has been officially selected by Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), as the Irish entry out of more than 3300 submissions from around the wor 
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