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John Butler talks 'Handsome Devil', releasing to Irish Cinemas Friday April 21st
21 Apr 2017 | IFTN caught up with John to talk about his superb new buddy comedy, working with producers Rob Walpole and Rebecca O'Flanagan at Treasure, impressive young Irish acting talent, John Hughes, and how inspiring young people are. 
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Support for TV Programming 2017 for European Production Companies
21 Apr 2017 | Creative Europe Desk has a funding call to support European production companies interested in producing a television work which can be ‘one off’ or serialised. The projects may be a drama, animation or a creative TV documentary. 
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Irish Language Broadcast Fund Announces Funding Decisions For 16 TV Projects
12 Apr 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest round of funding decisions for 2017. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV, animation and online content with a total of 16 projects receiving funding. 
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TV3 Celebrates Opening of New HD Studio in Ballymount
12 Apr 2017 | Today, Wednesday 12th April, the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has officially opened a state-of-the-art studio at TV3 headquarters in Ballymount, Dublin. TV3 also announce the return of their weekend News service and new Limerick News Studio. 
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Playground Acquires Panti Bliss Memoir for ‘Panti: Woman in the Making’ TV Drama
11 Apr 2017 | Irish talent and LGBT rights activist Rory O’Neill, otherwise known as drag queen Panti Bliss, originally penned the memoir in 2014, detailing the work and life which brought Panti to the forefront of the Yes Equality campaign and to many related issues since. 
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Murder, Politics & Nazis in 1960’s Ireland, ‘Ratlines’ the New Irish Spy Drama Being Pitched at Cannes
06 Apr 2017 | Ratlines an original dark drama series set in 1960’s Ireland is one of the projects being pitched at this year’s MIPTV in Cannes. Irish Production Company Ripple World Pictures are behind the title and are among hundreds of content makers from around the world in attendance at the global TV & online distribution market event. 
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IFB Focus Shorts Funding Scheme Open for Applications
06 Apr 2017 | The Irish Film Board have announced the details of the current round of the short film scheme, which was originally launched in May 2016. The deadline for the current round is Friday, June 9th. 
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#IFTA17: Drama Production Compass Points to Ireland
04 Apr 2017 | Ahead of the 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards taking place this weekend, Saturday 8th April at the Round Room of Dublin's Mansion House. IFTN looks back at the past 12 months and the highly regarded quality of drama productions that are proudly made here in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 
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The Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge: Save the Date
04 Apr 2017 | The challenge which will launch on Thursday June 15th, invites filmmakers to Galway City to make a film, including the writing, shoot and edit, in just two days. 
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Ulster-Scots Programming Receives Boost with New Entrants
03 Apr 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce the selection of two new trainees which will help strengthen Ulster-Scots programming in Northern Ireland. 
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Nemeton TV Secures Contract to Deliver 200 Hours of TV Sport on BBC ALBA
03 Apr 2017 | Waterford TV company, Nemeton TV has secured a key 3 year contract in Scotland to deliver almost 200 hours of TV sport per year on the BBC ALBA channel. The contract begins on Saturday 1 July 2017. 
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Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) Programme for Producers Application Deadline: April 18th 2017
30 Mar 2017 | The established training and networking programme designed for experienced film and TV producers from Europe, Canada and the US is run by the Erich Pommer Institut and is funded by Creative Europe and Telefilm Canada. 
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BAI Launches Revised General Commercial Communications Code
29 Mar 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched its revised General Commercial Communications Code, which sets out the rules that Irish radio and television stations must comply with when it comes to airing advertising, sponsorship, product placement and other forms of commercial communications. 
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TV3 Group Seeks Submissions for New Drama Series
29 Mar 2017 | TV3 Group have announced a new drama initiative and call out for submissions to transmit in 2018. TV3 Group are currently seeking development scripts and content proposals for 6 x 60’ drama projects in a new slot opportunity post 9pm. 
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Eurimages Announces Three New Development Co-Production Awards for 2017
28 Mar 2017 | The new awards which total €20,000 each bring the total awards offered by the council to ten, and will be awarded at the co-production markets of San Sebastian Film Festival, Transilvania International Film Festival and Cartoon Movie. 
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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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Exposing The True Tales of Irish Murders ‘Fir, Marú agus Grá’ Returns to TG4
23 Mar 2017 | The dark Irish documentary-drama series ‘Fir, Marú agus Grá’ is back on TG4 Thursday 23rd March for a second series. Offering a startling, compelling and uncompromising look at the trials of six men for the killing of their intimate partners. 
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What’s In Your Bag: Low Budget & Micro-Budget Film Expo
21 Mar 2017 | This event is a skills building and resource sharing event with open panel discussions and will take place on Monday April 1st from 10:00-16:00 in Filmbase, Templebar. 
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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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