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14
Nov

WFTV launches Mentoring Scheme in Northern Ireland

14/11/19

Women in Film and TV (WFTV UK) announced at the Belfast Media Festival that applications are open for its pioneering new mentoring scheme in Northern Ireland.  The innovative programme is designed to help […]

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14
Nov

Mountain Vets airs on BBC Two on Fridays at 8pm

14/11/19

Rare TV’s Mountain Vets airs on BBC Two from tomorrow, Friday 15th November, at 8pm. The six-part series, made with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, invites you to the ancient Kingdom of Mourne, […]

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13
Nov

Gradam Ceoil Awards return to Belfast in 2020

13/11/19

TG4’s Gradam Ceoil gala concert takes place in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall next February for the third year running with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund. Women lead the way in […]

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13
Nov

Ordinary Love to be released in cinemas on December 6th

13/11/19

Following its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, and UK premiere at London Film Festival, Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s Ordinary Love is set to be released in cinemas on 6th […]

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13
Nov

IFTA host Panel Discussion on Writing Scripted Comedy (…That’s Actually Funny!)

13/11/19

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is hosting a special Panel event – Writing Scripted Comedy (…That’s Actually Funny!) –  in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). As a genre, comedy is one […]

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08
Nov

Sad death of Nik Powell

08/11/19

We were very sad to hear of the death of Nik Powell. Nik was a unique producer who, amongst many other achievements, gave generously of his time and experience to those who needed […]

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08
Nov

RTS NI reveals winners of 2019 programme awards

08/11/19

The winners of the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) Programme Awards were announced last night (7 November) at a glittering awards ceremony in The Mac Belfast, hosted by TV presenter Vogue […]

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08
Nov

NSPCC NI works with Northern Ireland Screen to reform child protection practices in film industry

08/11/19

NSPCC Northern Ireland’s Training and Consultancy team has recently worked with Northern Ireland Screen to help them design and develop a clear set of standards of behaviour in the local film industry. Senior […]

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06
Nov

James Nesbitt to star in BBC One’s crime thriller Bloodlands

06/11/19

James Nesbitt (The Missing, Cold Feet) will star in Bloodlands, a major original crime drama for BBC One, created by exciting new writer Chris Brandon and produced by HTM Television. When a car […]

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06
Nov

Hat Trick appoints Louise Gallagher as Scripted Executive Producer

06/11/19

Hat Trick Productions today announced that they are appointing Louise Gallagher as a new Scripted Executive Producer in Belfast.  Gallagher is an established Northern Irish Producer, having worked at the BBC and as […]

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01
Nov

BBC Three announces youth content development scheme for Northern Ireland

01/11/19

BBC Three is inviting independent production companies based in Northern Ireland to submit format ideas as part of a youth content development scheme with the promise of a Factual Entertainment series for the […]

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31
Oct

Lomax in Éirinn wins Oireachtas Award

31/10/19

The winners of this year’s Oireachtas Communication Awards were announced at a gala event in Dublin last night. We are delighted to report that the Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary Lomax in Éirinn […]

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31
Oct

Staff memories of ‘Best of UTV’ mark 60th Birthday of TV station

31/10/19

UTV turns 60 today and, to mark this milestone birthday, interviews with a group of former and current staff members have been released in which they share their memories of working at the […]

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30
Oct

Waddell Media air Britney Spears documentary on Channel 5

30/10/19

BRITNEY SPEARS: BREAKING POINT AIRS ON CHANNEL 5 THIS SUNDAY The heavy price of fame is revealed by looking at a critical 14 months in the life of Britney Spears. The fragile connection […]

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30
Oct

A Bump Along The Way director receives BIFA nomination

30/10/19

The nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) were announced earlier today and we are delighted to report that A Bump Along The Way director Shelly Love has been nominated for the […]

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23
Oct

Two Minute Masterpiece with BBC Northern Ireland

23/10/19

Two Minute Masterpiece is back! BBC Northern Ireland want to commission five short films from emerging filmmakers – however this time around, the criteria is a little bit different! Following on from the […]

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23
Oct

The 32nd Foyle Film Festival programme is released

23/10/19

The Foyle Film Festival returns for its 32nd year with another highly anticipated programme of cinematic treats, industry talks and previews of many major awards contenders. The festival takes place from Friday 15th to […]

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21
Oct

Lost Lives to screen in cinemas all across the UK for one night only

21/10/19

Lost Lives, a major cinematic and timely film inspired by the book of the same name, which records every single death and its circumstances since the beginning of the Troubles, is released in […]

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18
Oct

From Russia with love as new series of Family Footsteps starts on BBC One NI

18/10/19

A new series of Family Footsteps starts on BBC One Northern Ireland this Monday night (21st October) at 7.30pm. Gavin Andrews takes the Smyth family from Bangor, Co Down on a genealogical detective […]

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17
Oct

ScreenSkills and thecallsheet deliver Free High-end TV Production Masterclass

17/10/19

Everything you ever needed to know about high-end TV drama production… but were too busy to ask. Production Lab, a ScreenSkills Production Masterclass, led by Production Manager Imogen Gay (Peaky Blinders, Top Boy), and delivered […]

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16
Oct

Northern Ireland talent feature in BIFA 2019 Breakthrough Longlist

16/10/19

It has been announced today (Tuesday 16th October 2019) that A Bump Along the Way and Ordinary Love are amid the prestigious British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) longlist. BIFA celebrates, supports and promotes […]

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14
Oct

Dublin Murders on BBC One tonight at 9pm

14/10/19

Dublin Murders is finally hitting our screens and will air its first episode tonight on BBC One at 9pm. Drawn from Tana French’s internationally bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels, the eight part series is […]

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11
Oct

Kings of Šumava selected at Ji-Hlava

11/10/19

Kings of Šumava, an animated documentary feature from Kris Kelly, has been selected to screen at the 23rd Ji-Hlava International Documentary Film Festival, central and Eastern Europe’s biggest documentary festival. The documentary tells […]

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11
Oct

Tír na nÓg – Land of the Young: the Gaeltacht in Donegal

11/10/19

A new three-part BBC Gaeilge series, Tír na nÓg (Land of the Young), gives viewers an insight – and for some, a nostalgic reminder – into the lure and charm of the Gaeltacht in Donegal. […]

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10
Oct

RTS NI Reveals Shortlist for 2019 Programme Awards

10/10/19

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to announce the finalists for its 5th Annual Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom which will take place in The Mac, Belfast on Thursday […]

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