Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) in Normal People. Photograph: Enda Bowe / BBC / Element.

Normal People, the hit Irish drama made by Element Pictures, has been sold to more than 20 countries worldwide by its international distributor Endeav(...)

A farewell scene from The Good Wife  is being jokily recalled because of the inadvertent template it lends to the new game of filming drama under social distancing guidelines. Photograph: Justin Stephens/CBS Broadcasting Inc

Two women sit at a bar (remember bars?) and exchange short, rueful sentences without eye contact. They have history. As the scene unfolds, the blurry (...)

Sally Rooney: the BBC will screen its adaptation of her second novel, Normal People,  in the spring. Photograph: Amy Sussman/Getty

The BBC is to continue its burgeoning relationship with Sally Rooney by adapting the 29-year-old Irish author’s 2017 debut novel, Conversations with F(...)

Olivia Colman played a frail Queen Anne in The Favourite.  Photograph: Fox Searchlight Films via AP

The box office success of the multi-award-winning The Favourite last year contributed to Element Pictures recording post-tax profits of €473,053. Whil(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets actor Ruth Negga at a Screen Ireland-hosted event in Los Angeles late last month.

In one of his less pressured engagements of late, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently found himself in Los Angeles watching preview clips of the televisio(...)

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

ThisIsPopBaby are helping me become the artist I never even thought I could be

If there is one thing Clare Dunne is fascinated by, it’s those stages in a person’s life where things are about to change for better or for worse. “N(...)

Irish Ferries: If you’re hoping for compensation for last year’s WB Yeats delay, be prepared for a long wait.

Thousands of Irish Ferries customers hoping to be compensated as a result of WB Yeats cancellations last summer could be waiting for up to two years t(...)

Oscars 2019: A Star is Born seems likely to score nominations in most major categories. Photograh: Warner Bros.

For a few weeks late last summer it looked as if the coming year’s Academy Awards would be much taken up with speculation about the “Academy Award for(...)

Jessie Buckley with the Most Promising Newcomer award, during the 21st British Independent Film Awards in London. Photograph:  Matt Crossick, PA Wire

In a very successful night for Irish film talent at the British Independent Film Awards, the Element Pictures-produced The Favourite won 10 awards, an(...)

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