Wicklow native Vittoria Colonna moved to LA in 2013

Moving to LA and becoming a movie director is the dream of many but reality for only a few. But Vittoria Colonna couldn’t resist the opportunity when (...)

Nostalgia that travels: RTÉ2’s 1980s-themed ‘Bridget & Eamon’, featuring Jennifer Zamparelli and Bernard O’Shea, was acquired by UKTV.

RTÉ is calling for proposals for television comedies with export potential under a joint funding scheme with the Irish Film Board. An initial 10 hal(...)

Long Brexit road ahead: Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’ (2015), a co-production between Ireland, the UK and Canada (one of which is not in the EU). Photograph: Kerry Brown / Twentieth Century Fox

Currency fluctuations were in focus for the Irish film industry long before Brexit. At the Irish Film Board, one of the less obvious tasks for chief e(...)

Patrick Bergin and Chris Newman in TV3’s Red Rock: Writing “academies” funded by Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland have been eye-catching precisely because they are rare

The great actor Morgan Freeman does not, surprisingly, think that acting is a creative profession. Acting is more like “interpreting” the creative wor(...)

Dr Annie Doona, chairwoman designate of the Irish Film Board. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A year ago, the then minister for arts, heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, announced she would put legislation in place to change the name(...)

The recent critical triumph has been matched by some commercial success. In 2015 and 2016 to date, Irish films including Brooklyn, Room, Sing Street (above), Love & Friendship, Song of the Sea and The Lobster have taken a combined $140 million at the worldwide box office, with Brooklyn accounting for about $62 million of this.

The Irish Film Board has called for an immediate restoration of its capital funding to €20 million, its pre-recession budget. Successive government(...)

Liam Neeson with fans Soibhan Dower and Paul Dodd at the Iftas. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

There were few enormous surprises when the Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) awards were announced at the Mansion House on Saturday night. Lenn(...)

James Hickey CEO Irish Film Board Photo: David Sleator

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland should allocate some funding to the development of television and film projects, rather than simply their prod(...)

The facade of the Windmill Lane site in Dublin’s docklands.

The demolition of the original Windmill Lane studios in Dublin’s docklands proved an emotional occasion for many U2 fans, whose musical heros were syn(...)

Transparent creator Jill Soloway (centre) with cast from the Amazon-funded series

Amazon Prime has been in the news twice this week, once for picking up two Golden Globes for its comedy show Transparent, and once for signing up W(...)

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