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11
Jun

IGNITE documentary talent development programme call for applications

11/06/21

The IGNITE Documentary Talent Development Programme returns after the great success of year one of the scheme. IGNITE is a bilingual talent development programme directed towards emerging documentary filmmakers on the island of Ireland […]

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11
Jun

Netflix production accountant step up programme

11/06/21

Netflix is looking for assistant production accountants, or new production accountants, from film, series, continuing drama or nonfiction from all budget levels and genres, who are interested in stepping up to become production accountants, and […]

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10
Jun

Endeavor Content brings global broadcasters into Element Pictures / Lenny Abrahamson TV adaptation of Conversations with Friends

10/06/21

Endeavor Content, Element Pictures (The Favourite, Room, The Lobster), Lenny Abrahamson (Room, The Little Stranger, Frank) and bestselling author Sally Rooney’s series Conversations With Friends – the team’s second collaboration following the global […]

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10
Jun

Diversity and Inclusion Mentor Scheme

10/06/21

The Production Guild of Great Britain has launched their Diversity and Inclusion Mentor Scheme in partnership with the British Film Commission supported by ScreenSkills. This scheme is designed to help those currently underrepresented […]

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09
Jun

Second year of See Yourself on Screen challenge unveiled

09/06/21

BFI’s See Yourself On Screen challenge (SYOS) calls upon young people aged 4 to 18 from across the UK to create their own idea for a mini-TV show for the future, with winners seeing their show made with […]

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08
Jun

Canada and Northern Ireland reopen co-development incentive

08/06/21

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Northern Ireland Screen announced today the reopening of their funding incentive for the development of screen-based projects between Canadian and Northern Ireland producers. Click HERE to read the guidelines. Now […]

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07
Jun

Submissions now open for digital edition of Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition

07/06/21

This year’s Script Pitching Competition at Galway Film Fleadh will be a live-streamed event, taking place as part of the online edition of the festival. The Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition emphasises that […]

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04
Jun

Apprenticeships in the creative & digital sectors

04/06/21

Ulster University is hosting a free virtual webinar on apprenticeships in the creative and digital sectors on Tuesday 15th June at 10am. The webinar will give employers an opportunity to: Find how employers in the […]

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04
Jun

Culture, Arts and Heritage Recovery Taskforce Survey

04/06/21

The Minister for Communities has established a Culture, Arts & Heritage Recovery Taskforce in response to COVID-19, to consider measures to support re-opening and recovery of the sector in the short-term, paving the way […]

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04
Jun

USBF New Entrant Production Training Scheme is open for applications

04/06/21

Our Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) is seeking applications for its Ulster-Scots New Entrant Production Training Scheme. The scheme will provide a training opportunity for one person working on USBF projects from July 2021 – December […]

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03
Jun

Applications open for the ILBF New Entrant Scheme 2021

03/06/21

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund is seeking applications from fluent Irish speakers for the ILBF New Entrant Scheme in Television Skills. Trainees on the scheme will learn the craft of television […]

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02
Jun

UK Government announces £2 million for Irish Language and Ulster-Scots Broadcast Funds

02/06/21

Northern Ireland Screen welcomes the announcement by The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, of £2 million in funding to its Irish Language and Ulster-Scots Broadcast Funds. The […]

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02
Jun

Wheelhouse Entertainment options two formats for the U.S. market from Belfast-Based Stellify Media

02/06/21

Stellify Media, the award-winning, Belfast-based independent production company, announced today it has struck a deal with Wheelhouse Entertainment to take two of Stellify’s newest formats – Celebrity Snoop Dogs and Secret Body – […]

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02
Jun

USBF documentary about Andrew Bonar Law airs on BBC One NI

02/06/21

Writer and adventurer Leon McCarron traces the life of his relative, Andrew Bonar Law, the shortest-serving British Prime Minister of the Twentieth Century and one of the most influential figures in Ulster resistance […]

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01
Jun

Families reminisce about childhood memories in new ILBF series

01/06/21

Saolta’s Gaolta, a new light hearted Irish Language Broadcast Fund series, follows seven families as they reminisce on childhood memories and what it was like growing up. The three-part series, produced by Triplevision […]

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28
May

Filmarket Hub and EIFF launch a new virtual pitch event for Celtic talent

28/05/21

The Filmarket Hub platform and Edinburgh International Film Festival have launched the Celtic Screen Talent Showcase – a virtual pitch event dedicated to feature films and scripted series in development by talent from […]

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27
May

The Writers Lab UK & Ireland announces participants and finalists for the first ever lab in UK & I for women & non-binary writers over 40

27/05/21

Today The Writers Lab UK & Ireland is delighted to announce its selection of mentors, winners, finalists and semi-finalists for its inaugural lab that supports women-identifying writers over 40. In what is the […]

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25
May

Erica Starling’s Lee Miller wins two BAFTA TV Craft Awards

25/05/21

Erica Starling’s Lee Miller – A Life on the Frontline won two BAFTA TV Craft Awards at last night’s virtual ceremony. The documentary, which follows the story of a model-turned-war reporter, won awards for Editing: […]

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21
May

USBF film discovers the fascinating story about the greatest whiskey industry in the world

21/05/21

In Whiskey Talkin’ broadcaster Mark Thompson teams up with historian Dr Fionnan O’Connor to discover the fascinating, and almost forgotten story of what was once the greatest whiskey industry in the world. Produced […]

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21
May

Crossroads 2 mentoring programme

21/05/21

Due to the huge success of DV Talent‘s first round of Crossroads, the programme is back for a second intake. Funded by Screenskills and delivered by DV Talent, in collaboration with The Talent Manager, this free scheme will […]

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20
May

True North: From Tractors To Actors on BBC NI

20/05/21

True North: From Tractors To Actors follows Moycraig Young Farmers as they trade the field for the stage and tour a Three Act-Play around Northern Ireland before returning to Mosside in County Antrim […]

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19
May

Applications now open for the Puttnam Scholarship 2021 programme

19/05/21

Future Screens NI, Northern Ireland Screen, and Screen Ireland have teamed up with Atticus Education to offer four Northern Ireland residents the opportunity to attend 6 two hour online masterclasses with Lord David […]

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17
May

Channel 4 commissions new series of Britain’s Most Expensive Houses from Waddell Media following ratings success

17/05/21

Following the huge success of the one-off Britain’s Most Expensive Houses, which reached 2.1 million viewers on first transmission and achieved an impressive 3m viewers in its first week of airing (premiere and […]

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17
May

BFI Doc Society Ripple Effect Fund

17/05/21

The BFI Doc Society Ripple Effect Fund is a new National Lottery funded initiative that enables and empowers communities, networks and organisations to build their own inclusive vision for the independent UK documentary […]

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14
May

NI film and television industry thriving – Dodds

14/05/21

Northern Ireland’s film and television industry is thriving and delivering positive economic benefits, Economy Minister Diane Dodds has said. The Minister visited Belfast Harbour Studios, where the Netflix film ‘The School for Good […]

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