Irish Film Board shines spotlight on new productions

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A tale of love and music in the Dublin inner-city of the 1980s, a literary adaptation about 1950s emigration from rural Ireland, and the contemporary story of an 18-year-old working in a Havana drag club. These are just some of the Irish-made films on a “coming soon” catalogue published by the Irish Film Board (IFB), … Read more

Irish Film Board has growing ambition for its industry after 2016 Oscars

Irish Film Board has growing ambition for its industry after

In 1910, director Sidney Olcott filmed a silent 12-minute romance in the wheat fields and stone cottages of Ireland’s County Cork for the New York-based studio Kalem Co. Olcott’s “The Lad From Old Ireland” — which played especially well to the growing number of Irish immigrants in the U.S. at the time — is one … Read more

Irish Film Board calls for restoration of funding to €20m

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The Irish Film Board has called for an immediate restoration of its capital funding to €20 million, its pre-recession budget. Successive governments have cut the board’s funding for film, animation and television drama projects by 44 per cent since 2008, whittling it down to the current level of €11.2 million. IFB chairwoman designate Dr Annie … Read more

Irish Film Board follows record-breaking year with loaded 2017 slate – here’s what you can look forward to | Newstalk

Irish Film Board follows record breaking year with loaded 2017 slate

Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board (IFB) has published its full slate of productions for 2017. 2016 was a landmark year for the IFB as its projects achieved record global box office figures and production activity in Ireland surpassed €250m for the first time. James Hickey, IFB Chief Executive; creative team from “The Drummer and … Read more

Domhnall Gleeson, Lenny Abrahamson project receives Irish Film Board funding

Domhnall Gleeson Lenny Abrahamson project receives Irish Film Board funding

Lenny Abrahamson’s forthcoming adaptation of Sarah Waters’ acclaimed wartime ghost story The Little Stranger is among the films being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. Projects by Mary McGuckian, Carmel Winters and British/Cambodian filmmaker Hong Khaou are also among those given production funding support, as is a drama … Read more

‘Happy Valley’ director Neasa Hardiman receives Irish Film Board Funding

Happy Valley director Neasa Hardiman receives Irish Film Board Funding

A forthcoming film from BAFTA winner Neasa Hardiman and upcoming projects from Oscar nominees Lenny Abrahamson, Tomm Moore and Jim Sheridan are among those being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. Levels of production funding have significantly increased this quarter, indicating that the Irish film industry is gearing … Read more

Neil Jordan’s ‘The Widow’ with Chloe Grace Moretz receives Irish Film Board funding

Neil Jordans The Widow with Chloe Grace Moretz receives Irish

New works from Neil Jordan and John Butler are among the projects being supported by the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding decisions. Upcoming projects from Kirsten Sheridan, Roddy Doyle and Stefanie Preissner, which are in development, are also being backed by the national film body. The Widow, co-written by Jordan and … Read more

Irish Film Board may open new LA office after Star Wars sites have world impact

Irish Film Board may open new LA office after Star

THE success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has prompted the Irish Film Board (IFB) to consider reopening its Los Angeles office after the interest the film generated in its locations here. he IFB hopes an LA base will help to entice more Hollywood producers to shoot blockbusters in Ireland. The California office was shut … Read more

Italy’s Leone Group, Rai Cinema Board Lionsgate’s ‘Soldado’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Italys Leone Group Rai Cinema Board Lionsgates ‘Soldado EXCLUSIVE

ROME — Italy’s Leone Film Group and Rai Cinema are linking up with Lionsgate on Mexico-set thriller “Soldado,” a follow-up of sorts to Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario,” to be directed by Italian helmer Stefano Sollima with Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin attached to star. Under the agreement Leone and Rai Cinema will jointly handle theatrical distribution … Read more

Greta Lee, Laith Nakli, Isabella Rossellini, RZA & More Board Julio Torres’ Film For A24 And Emma Stone’s Fruit Tree

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EXCLUSIVE: Spike Einbinder (The Espookys), Greta Lee (The Morning Show), Laith Nakli (Framework), Larry Owens (High Maintenance), Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet), RZA (Wu-Tang: An American Saga), James Scully (You), and Greta Titelman (Search Party) have joined the cast of the untitled film that four-time Emmy nominee Julio Torres (The Espookys, SNL) is directing for A24, … Read more