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Fiona Ashe to Direct Comedy/Drama 'The Irish Layover' in Ireland and Los Angeles
02 Nov 2017 | Irish director Fiona Ashe is to helm ‘The Irish Layover’, a new comedy/drama about Irish commercial airline pilot Danny Reilly who, along with his frolicsome crew, revel in an extended layover in LA during a baggage handlers’ strike. 
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Greenflash Pictures Debut Film 'Nightshift' Finishes Post-Production
02 Nov 2017 | Greenflash Pictures have just completed Post-Production on the company’s debut film, 'Nightshift'. Archstone Distribution (The Rum Diary, Hacker, The Shadow Effect, American Violence) acquired the worldwide sales of the psychological Horror back in May during the 70th Cannes Film Festival. 
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IFTN caught up with the Producer and Director of the 'Conor McGregor: Notorious' Documentary
01 Nov 2017 | IFTN journalist Nathan Griffin sat down to talk with the guys behind 'Conor McGregor: Notorious', Irish Producer Jamie D'Alton and Director Gavin Fitzgerald who discussed how the project came about, the logistics of making a documentary in an ever-evolving environment, and their 4-year journey to the big screen. The film goes on release this Wednesday November 1st, 2017. 
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Shooting Wraps on Brendan Gleeson’s debut short film, 'Psychic'
01 Nov 2017 | Principal photography wrapped this week on a new short film directed by and starring Brendan Gleeson. 
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RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen Seek Writers and Producers for new Online Drama Commissions
31 Oct 2017 | Open Days in Belfast, Galway, Dublin and Cork 
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Wildcard Distribution acquires Irish horror 'The Hole in the Ground'
31 Oct 2017 | The film is currently is post, and will hit cinemas across the country in 2018. 
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Aidan Gillen Confirmed for History Channel's 'Blue Book' UFO Series
27 Oct 2017 | Aidan Gillen has been confirmed for the History Channel's 'Blue Book' UFO Scripted drama series. 
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Sales deal confirmed for 'Damo & Ivor: The Movie'
27 Oct 2017 | Carnaby International has confirmed that it has obtained worldwide sales rights to Irish comedy 'Damo & Ivor: The Movie'. 
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Filming commences on Ifrah Ahmed Biopic - ‘A Girl From Mogadishu’
26 Oct 2017 | Inspiring true story of female empowerment starring Aja Naomi King has commenced principal photography in Belgium 
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Cartoon Saloon's 'The Breadwinner' takes home the Grand Prize at the inaugural Animation Is Film Festival in Hollywood
26 Oct 2017 | The festival, which took place in the TCL Chinese Theatre last Friday, October 22nd also saw director Nora Twomey win the audience award. 
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Element Pictures’ production 'The Killing of A Sacred Deer' opens at No.1 in the US Specialty Box Office
25 Oct 2017 | Element Pictures’ production 'The Killing of A Sacred Deer' opens at number 1 in the specialty box office in the US this weekend, grossing an impressive $114K from just four theatres in New York and L.A. 
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BAI Announce funding of Almost €5.8m to 120 projects under Sound & Vision Scheme
24 Oct 2017 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of the latest funding awards under The Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme. 
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Gerard Butler Praises ‘Geostorm’ Co-Star Robert Sheehan
24 Oct 2017 | Robert Sheehan has been the recipient of some kind words following the release of the blockbuster disaster film, ‘Geostorm’. 
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Derry Native Andrea Harkin to direct new BBC One drama ‘Come Home’
24 Oct 2017 | Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to announce that new BBC One drama, Come Home, is to be directed by local woman, Andrea Harkin. Produced by RED Production Company, cameras roll on the 3x60 minute series this month. 
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Irish Feature Doc Premiering in IDFA Main Competition
24 Oct 2017 | ‘The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid’, a new feature documentary by Feargal Ward will have its World Premiere on Saturday November 18th, screening in the Main Competition at the prestigious IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam). 
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More Good Emmy News for Irish Production Company
24 Oct 2017 | The good news for Irish Animation continues with the current International Emmy announcements. Singapore’s ONE Animation’s was nominated in the Best Kids Animation category for ‘Oddbods’, a show that was developed and written by Irish Development and Production Company Hot Drop Films. 
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Four brand new web-dramas launched by RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen for the new season of Storyland 2017
23 Oct 2017 | RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen have launched four brand new 20-minute dramas from Storyland 2017 on RTÉ Player. Currently in its seventh season Storyland 2017, features four brand new dramas telling diverse, contemporary Irish stories. 
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Alex Gibney’s ‘No Stone Unturned’ Opens in Ireland & UK on 10th November
23 Oct 2017 | ‘No Stone Unturned’, the latest film from producer Trevor Birney and exec producer Brendan J Byrne at Fine Point Films (Bobby Sands 66 Days) and written and directed by the Oscar-winning and prolific American-documentarian Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), will be released in Irish and UK cinemas from Friday 10th November. 
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New Kids Series from Meangadh Fibín to Air on RTEjr
20 Oct 2017 | ‘Mr Mender and The Chummyjiggers’, is a new 26 part pre-school puppet series produced by Galway based award winning children’s production company, Meangadh Fíbín for RTÉjr. 
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Galway Film Centre announces ‘Dig Where You Stand’ funding recipients
20 Oct 2017 | Galway Film Centre is pleased to announce James Ward and Caitríona Coyne as the recipients of the new 2017 funding scheme, Dig Where You Stand. 
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