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Cartoon Saloon and Mercury Filmworks to launch new venture, Lighthouse Studios

Posted: 6th February 2017

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board welcomes the news that award-winning Irish animation company, Cartoon Saloon and Canadian firm Mercury Filmworks will  launch Lighthouse Studios—a new venture, focused on 2-D animation, that will create 140 jobs in Kilkenny over ...

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Irish Tax Break Proves Enticing for AMC

Posted: 6th February 2017

AMC’s Into the Badlands, starring Irish actresses Orla Brady and Sarah Bolger wrapped filming in Ireland after commencing a sixteen-week shoot in August 2016, made possible by Ireland’s attractive tax incentive; Section 481. The tax break—which applies to feature film, TV drama, an...

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Irish Locations Double for Victorian Period UK Setting on The Professor and the Madman, Set for Release Later this Year

Posted: 5th February 2017

The Professor and the Madman, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, is set for release later this year, following an eight-week Irish shoot around Dublin city which began in September 2016. Based on Simon Winchester’s best-selling historical novel about the creation of the Oxford English Diction...

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A Date for Mad Mary Released on DVD and On Demand, Friday 3 February

Posted: 2nd February 2017

Element Pictures Distribution has announced the Irish DVD and on demand release for A Date for Mad Mary tomorrow, Friday 3 February. A Date for Mad Mary tells the story of 'Mad’ Mary McArdle returning to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she’d rather forget.&nbs...

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