19 October 2018 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
Education / Training
Practical Courses
Media Courses
Academic Courses
Industry Courses
Non-Academic Courses
Theory Courses
Acting Courses
Animation Courses
Training Dates & Deadlines
Who's Who
Job & Role Descriptions
Training News
List Your Company
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

Education / Training

 »

Making the Cut



Blueprint Pictures In Talks To Adapt Graham Norton’s Cork-Based Novel Into TV Series
24 Jan 2018 : Nathan Griffin
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.

Executives from Blueprint Pictures, who are currently enjoying huge success with Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, travelled to Cork earlier this month on a location scouting expedition. Exploring areas such as Sheep’s Head, Beara, and Skibbereen, the group considered a number of areas as potential targets for the planned series.

‘Holding’ is set in the fictional West Cork town of Duneen, which is thrown into uncertainty after a body is found on the land of a newly planned property development. This opens the door to a rare murder investigation as locals come to terms with the shocking discovery.

Blueprints’ Dominic Treadwell-Collins (‘Eastenders’), Delyth Scudamore (‘Atlantis’), and writer Simon Ashdown (‘Raw’) spent time in Cork researching potential locations and aspects of local life mentioned in Norton’s novel. Tredwell-Collins, whose family have strong links with Cork, visited local paper - The Southern Star, which Norton mentions in his novel.

Speaking with the paper, Tredwell-Collins – Head of Television (Blueprint Pictures) said:

“I spent many holidays here, and even did some work experience in The Southern Star when I was a kid. We can’t guarantee it (the show filming in Cork), but we’d like it to be West Cork, because that is where Graham based it. My father was Michael Joseph Collins of Coolbawn, Caheragh, so I know the area really well – it would be nice to give something back.”

This would follow the recent filming of Peter Foott’s highly anticipated ‘Young Offenders’ TV series, which filmed in Cork late last year, and is due for release on BBC mad RTE in February.

Writer Simon Scudamore was optimistic when asked about the project getting green lighted by ITV and returning to Cork saying - “We hope to be filming later this year, if possible.”




BREAKING NEWS
Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet Announce Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeship and Trainees
Lisa Mulcahy's 'Undercliffe' to Screen at Austin Film Festival
Gerry Grennell Masterclass with Film In Cork, Bow Street and STI
Busy Week as Queen's Film Theatre Marks Its 50th Birthday

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
'S.P.L.I.T' Opens October 12th
Antoine Simkine Elected President of ACE Producers
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards' Continues Streak at London Film Critics' Circle Awards
29 Jan 2018 
Blueprint Pictures In Talks To Adapt Graham Norton’s Cork-Based Novel Into TV Series
24 Jan 2018 
Martin McDonagh’s next film to start shooting in April in the US; Film4 and Fox Searchlight to finance
10 Feb 2016 
‘UTV Pose Primary Threat to RTÉ’
02 Jan 2015 
EDITOR'S PICK
'The Meeting' Opens Friday 28th September
Animo's 'The John Pauls' Airs on RTE
Making The Grade Set For DVD Release
Sharon Horgan to Star in 'Military Wives' Film
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter