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RTÉ Entertainment seeks proposal for panel show

RTÉ Entertainment is seeking proposals from suitably experienced production companies for a topical panel show in which Brendan O’Connor and a panel of regular guests take a wry, provocative and thoroughly entertaining look at the week’s news and events.

The show will be 16 x 52 minutes and is scheduled to air on Wednesday at 9.30pm from May 2016. The budget will be €70,000 per hour excluding presenter fee.

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Award Winning Directors to attend Galway Documentary Event

Talking Documentary, Galway Film Centre’s annual Film and TV seminar will take place on January 15th and 16th, 2016. with special guests Asif Kapadia (AMY, SENNA) and Sean McAllister (A SYRIAN LOVE STORY). It will consist of 2 days of talks, panel discussions and screenings on many aspects of documentary and will be run in association with Creative Europe Galway, the BAI,  TG4, the IFB and Screen Training Ireland.

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€500,000 boost for the Irish Film Board

An additional funding allocation of €5m for the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht was recently announced. It brings the total 2016 allocation for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to over €315 million, an increase of almost 14% on the 2015 allocation.

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Season's Greetings From Film Mayo

Season's Greetings From Film Mayo.

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Christmas day screening of Robert Shaw documentary on TG4

‘Robert Shaw - Jaws, Deoch & Deora’ (Robert Shaw, Jaws, Drink & Tears) screens Christmas Day 25/12/2015 @ 22:10 on TG4.

A one-hour documentary about the actor Robert Shaw and his home in Mayo.

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Asif Kapadia and Sean McAllister to attend Galway Documentary Event

Talking Documentary, Galway Film Centre’s annual Film and TV seminar will take place on January 15th and 16th, 2016 with special guests Asif Kapadia (AMY, SENNA) and Sean McAllister (A SYRIAN LOVE STORY). It will consist of 2 days of talks, panel discussions and screenings on many aspects of documentary and will be run in association with Creative Europe Galway, the BAI, TG4, the IFB and Screen Training Ireland.

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Appointment to the Irish Film Board

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. The agency supports writers, directors and production companies across these sectors by providing investment loans for the development, production and distribution of film, television and animation projects.

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Macalla, in association with RTÉ Young Peoples, invite 9 to 12 yr olds to spend 24 hours in the lives of your 1916 ancestors!

Why not take part in an RTÉ2 programme that will add to the unforgettable commemorations of 1916?

If you’re aged between 9 and 12 years of age then Macalla and RTÉ are searching for those of you who believe you could survive without your iPads, TVs or mobile phones for a whole day. And could undertake the typical tasks and challenges faced by a 1916 child!

If you think you can – apply now for an adventure that will reconnect you with the reality of the past. This is sure to be one survival course even Bear Grylls would struggle with….

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Kildare Film Commission

Kildare County Council wishes to further develop its support for film production in the county, by commissioning two original films to be shot in County Kildare.  Under this commission scheme, two awards of €15,000 will be made.  The awards will be made towards the cost of the film production.  Short film, feature film, documentary, animation, experimental and artist films will all be considered.  Applications are invited for original script ideas from filmmakers at all stages of their development.

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