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News and Events - Filming in Northern Ireland

01
Apr

Safeguarding actors and supporting artists: The Employment Agency Inspectorate

01/04/21

The Employment Agency Inspectorate (EAI) is the agency responsible for the regulation of the Northern Ireland private recruitment sector; this includes agents and agencies that represent actors’ and supporting artists. The team at […]

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01
Apr

Irish actress Nadia Forde creates comedy The Lido for RTÉ

01/04/21

Irish actress and model Nadia Forde (Once Upon a Time in London, Republic of Telly) has created Dublin-set comedy The Lido for RTÉ. Based on Forde’s own family history, the series centres on an Italian-run fish and chip […]

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31
Mar

Blue Lights from Adam Patterson & Declan Lawn commissioned by BBC

31/03/21

Following the BBC’s ambitious plans to increase portrayal of all audiences across the UK, BBC Drama today announced eight new commissions including Blue Lights an original police drama created by Northern Ireland writer-directors Adam […]

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30
Mar

BBC Three gets ready to party with Alleycats

30/03/21

BBC Three has commissioned The Big Proud Party Agency (w/t) from Northern Ireland production company, Alleycats, a 6 x 30 series that follows a team of LGBTQ+ professional party agents as they plan some iconic […]

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29
Mar

Vertigo Releasing acquires Chris Baugh’s Boys from County Hell

29/03/21

Vertigo Releasing has announced the acquisition of Chris Baugh’s Boys From County Hell, the ultimate Dracula ‘origin story.’ Vertigo is planning to release the film in UK and Irish cinemas and on digital […]

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16
Mar

Line of Duty series 6 premieres on BBC One on Sunday 21st March

16/03/21

Line of Duty series 6 will air on BBC One on Sundays at 9pm from 21st March. Filmed entirely on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, the new series […]

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15
Mar

Bloodlands to return for a second series

15/03/21

HTM Television’s ratings-hit Bloodlands, starring James Nesbitt, will return for a second series on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Bloodlands launched with an average of 8.2 million viewers making it the biggest new […]

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04
Mar

BBC Daytime and BritBox North America commission Northern Ireland set crime drama Hope Street

04/03/21

BBC Daytime and BritBox North America have commissioned Hope Street, a new serial crime drama set in Northern Ireland, from acclaimed producers Paul Marquess and Donna Wiffen at Long Story TV. It is […]

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15
Feb

Bloodlands airs on BBC One from Sunday 21st February

15/02/21

Bloodlands, a brand-new original crime drama, will air on BBC One on Sunday 21st February at 9pm. The four-part series was produced with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. Filming took place in and around Belfast and Strangford […]

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11
Feb

Stacey Gregg’s HERE BEFORE selected for SXSW

11/02/21

Here Before, the feature debut from Northern Ireland writer/director Stacey Gregg, has been selected to screen as part of the Narrative Feature Competition at the 28th edition of the SXSW Film Festival. SXSW […]

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01
Feb

Life-affirming comedy Ballywalter wraps in Northern Ireland

01/02/21

Filming has completed on location in Northern Ireland on Ballywalter, the feature debut of director Prasanna Puwanarajah. Written by Stacey Gregg, the film stars IFTA award nominee Seána Kerslake (A Date For Mad […]

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29
Jan

Sixteen South’s Odo takes flight to KiKA and Channel 5’s Milkshake!

29/01/21

BAFTA-winning and EMMY® nominated children’s television producer Sixteen South Originals together with co-producer Letko announced their new preschool series, Odo, has been commissioned by KiKA and Channel 5 for its multiplatform pre-school programming block […]

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28
Jan

Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland on Channel 5

28/01/21

Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland, a two-part series where the actor reconnects with his roots as he travels the wild and rugged west and north coasts of Ireland, airs on Thursday 4th February at […]

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25
Jan

Netflix’s THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL to film at Belfast Harbour Studios

25/01/21

Belfast Harbour and Northern Ireland Screen have announced that the world’s leading streaming entertainment service Netflix is to commence immediate production on a new film at Belfast Harbour Studios. The production will adhere […]

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19
Jan

Lightning weekdays at 6.30pm on BBC Two

19/01/21

Lightning, the brand-new game show from Belfast-based Nice One Productions, airs on BBC Two weekdays at 6.30pm from Monday 25th January. Comedian Zoe Lyons presents the electrifyingly fast quiz with a £3,000 jackpot. […]

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14
Jan

Marcella Series 3 airs on ITV from Tuesday 26th January

14/01/21

The third series of gripping crime drama Marcella will air on ITV on Tuesday 26th January at 9pm. The eight-part series filmed entirely on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland […]

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21
Dec

Northern Ireland Screen 2020 year in review

21/12/20

2020 proved to be a very different year for Northern Ireland Screen. Production got underway at the start of the year as usual and continued to boost the local economy and provide employment […]

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17
Dec

Focus features to debut Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast

17/12/20

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Branagh, BELFAST is the humorous, tender and intensely personal story of one boy’s childhood during […]

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16
Dec

Lost Lives is releasing a limited-run vinyl of its RTS NI award-winning soundtrack on 18 December 2020.

16/12/20

Following the critical success of the 2019 cinematic film LOST LIVES, the historical film adaptation of the during ‘The Troubles’ releases a limited-run vinyl of their RTS NI award-winning soundtrack on 18 December. […]

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08
Dec

PIXIE is coming to cinemas on Friday 11th December

08/12/20

Paramount Pictures will release PIXIE in cinemas across Northern Ireland on Friday 11TH December. PIXIE was filmed on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. Pixie (Cooke) wants to avenge her mother’s death by masterminding […]

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23
Nov

Cameras roll on MANDRAKE, the latest feature from Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme

23/11/20

Witchcraft isn’t real and there’s some good in everyone; two things that Cathy Madden thought were true, until she met Mary Laidlaw. Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to announce that principal photography has […]

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20
Oct

New Acorn TV & Channel 5 drama, Dalgliesh to film in Northern Ireland

20/10/20

Based on P.D. James’ international best-selling and much-loved Inspector Dalgliesh Mysteries; Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) has been cast in the lead role AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and Channel 5 have […]

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19
Oct

Ordinary Love wins 2020 Best Film Award at IFTAs

19/10/20

Sunday night’s Virtual IFTA Awards was the first of its kind on Irish TV –  A Star-studded affair with high-profile international guest presenters virtually presenting filmmakers across the island of Ireland for their extraordinary […]

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15
Oct

Shudder acquires Boys from County Hell for North America

15/10/20

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, today announced that it has acquired all rights in North America to Chris Baugh’s (Bad Day for the Cut) wild and […]

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06
Oct

BBC Four orders second series of Alleycats’ Raiders of the Lost Past

06/10/20

Alleycats TV, the award-winning Derry-based independent production company, has come out of lockdown straight into shooting series two of its international cultural travelogue hit, Raiders of the Lost Past with Dr Janina Ramirez. […]

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