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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 Feature Film 'Black 47' To Have World Premiere At The Berlin International Film Festival
15 Jan 2018 | The Irish feature film ‘Black 47’ directed by Lance Daly (‘Kisses’, ‘Life’s A Breeze’) will have its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival next month. 
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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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'The Young Offenders' Star Chris Walley Lands Major West End Role
12 Jan 2018 | Chris Walley, star of box office hit and upcoming TV series ‘The Young Offenders’, has landed a major role in a new production in London's West End. Walley will play the part of Davey in Martin McDonagh's pitch-black comedy 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore', directed by legendary MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage, in a rare West End revival. 
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'Peaky Blinders' Revealed as BBC Two's Biggest Drama Series of 2017
12 Jan 2018 | BBC Two have revealed that season 4 of ‘Peaky Blinders’ was the channels most watched show receiving a series average of 3.3 million, with its peak episode volume receiving 3.6 million for the series finale. These figures make the finale of season 4, the most watched episode ever. 
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Blinder Films' 'Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami' Secures US, Europe, and Asia Distribution Deal
12 Jan 2018 | Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Blinder Films’ co-production ‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami’, as well as, lining up theatrical release dates for early April while VOD is due for release later this year. 
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Creators of Belfast-Based SYFY Series 'Krypton' Reveal Long-Term Plans for Show
10 Jan 2018 | With a series-order already given to Limerick-based SYFY series ‘Nightflyers’ late last year, executive producer of ‘Krypton’, David Goyer has recently divulged that the creators of the new Superman prequel have a “seven-to-eight-year plan” for the show. 
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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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TV3 Launch Spring 2018 Schedule and Confirm Virgin Rebrand
09 Jan 2018 | Virgin Media owned broadcaster, TV3, today announced the details of its Spring 2018 schedule. 
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Jack Reynor Lands Lead Role in CBS All Access Series 'Strange Angel'
08 Jan 2018 | Irish actor Jack Reynor has been announced as the lead in CBS All Access’ new series ‘Strange Angel’, which is being produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions. 
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Aniar TV Announce Music Series With TG4 Ahead of TradFest 2018
08 Jan 2018 | Aniar TV has announced that it is working with TG4 and Temple Bar Company, to produce a new 6-part series of traditional music during TradFest 2018, which is due to run for a week at the end of January in the heart of Dublin City. 
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Busy Weekend for RTÉ as 'Dancing With The Stars' & 'Striking Out' Return
05 Jan 2018 | RTÉ have a busy weekend ahead with two of their flagship programmes returning for respective second seasons, this Sunday, January 7th. 
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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 Skillset's Series Producer Programme Returns
04 Jan 2018 | The 2018 programme will build on the success of years one and two which saw more than 70% of delegates achieve Series Producer credits. Backed by industry and broadcasters, this programme is funded by the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 through the Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund. 
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Alex Gibney's 'No Stone Unturned' Set for VOD Release - January 8th
03 Jan 2018 | ‘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 on VOD on Monday 8th January. 
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Element Pictures Distribution Acquires Ken Wardrop's 'Making the Grade'
02 Jan 2018 | Element Pictures Distribution have announce that they have secured the Irish and UK rights to Ken Wardrop’s latest feature ‘Making the Grade’ with a cinema release set for April 13th. 
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