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RTÉjr | Call for ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

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Entertainment series for RTÉjr – young children and family audience No. and Duration: 20 x half hours Budget: To a maximum of €500,000 Transmission: Weekdays, Autumn...Find out more

Writers Credits Guiding Principles

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As agreed between Screen Producers Ireland and the Writers Guild of Ireland in September 2017 the following list of credits for writers is for guidance only...Find out more

RTÉ Factual | Briefing Session

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RTÉ Factual will hold a briefing session in RTÉ AR4 on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 10am which will provide an opportunity for Producers to discuss...Find out more

RTÉ | Regional Call for Ideas

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RTÉ is seeking Wildlife/Natural proposals suitable for submission to the BAI in future rounds for RTÉ One and is interested in proposals featuring the world of...Find out more

RTE JUNIOR | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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RTÉ Junior is looking for ideas for programmes under a broad range of genres. The programmes are listed below: ENTERTAINMENT SERIES for RTÉjr – young children...Find out more
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New Film Development Scheme

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Major Funding Initiative for new Irish language Feature Film Production TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board (BSÉ) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)...Find out more
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Sky Commissioning Event Report

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On Monday 20th June, SPI hosted a commissioning briefing event with Sky Ireland. Six of Sky's commissioners came over from the UK to outline their commissioning...Find out more

RTÉ Calls for Ideas

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RTÉ have issued several calls for ideas today in the regional, factual and lifestyle genres. Regional and Wildlife- RTÉ 2 No. of Episodes/Duration: Up to 10...Find out more

RTÉ Factual Call for Ideas

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RTÉ have issued a call for ideas for the Autumn of 2017 on the subject of class. They want to kick-start a national conversation on class...Find out more

BAI | Media Research Funding Scheme

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The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced the award of funding totalling €50,000 to three applicants under its Media Research Funding Scheme 2016Find out more

TV3 Calls for Ideas

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TV3 is currently seeking submissions across the independent production sector for Round 28 of the BAI Sound & Vision Fund. The Group is also issuing a...Find out more

RTÉ News | Lifestyle Call for Ideas

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RTÉ are looking for formatted Factual Entertainment series for RTÉ2 for Autumn 2017 and beyond. They are looking for an engaging and entertaining series that offer...Find out more

Animation Development Scheme Reopened

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Irish Film Board's Animation Development Scheme reopens for Animated Television Project applications. Deadlines: Next deadline: 1pm on Friday 06th January 2017 Following deadline: Tuesday, 31st January...Find out more

RTÉ Commissioning Briefs

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RTÉ are seeking ideas in relation to a number of commissioning briefs: Ideas for potential PSP (Programme Production Support) series with sponsors identified or attached. Living...Find out more
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TG4 Announces Appointment of New DG

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TG4 has announced the appointment of Alan Esslemont as the service’s new director-general. Mr Esslemont is currently head of content with the Scottish Gaelic television channel,...Find out more

Dee Forbes to Speak at MediaCon

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Dee Forbes, the RTÉ Director General, will give her first public interview at the MediaCon global entertainment summit. This is an opportunity to hear her plans...Find out more

American Film Market

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The American Film Market will be held in Santa Monica, California on the 2nd-9th of November. The market is an opportunity to meet with distributors and...Find out more

SPI AGM Keynote and Panel

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SPI AGM Keynote & Panel James Morris * will address SPI members and host a Producers panel at the SPI AGM. The SPI AGM will take...Find out more

Animation Skillnet | Upcoming Courses & Events

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Animation Skillnet have updated their upcoming evening courses, daytime courses and events in March/April/May: BACKGROUNDS/LAYOUT for ANIMATION TV PRODUCTION USING PHOTOSHOP | Full Details HERE Duration:...Find out more

IFTA Nominees Film & Drama 2016

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THE 2016 NOMINATIONS BEST FILM Brooklyn My Name is Emily Room Sing Street The Survivalist Viva DIRECTOR FILM Lenny Abrahamson - Room Paddy Breathnach - Viva...Find out more

SPI | Event | Section 481 Seminar

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Philip Lee S481 Tax Credit Presentation now available HERE SPI will host a Section 481 seminar for producers. This seminar will be divided into two sessions...Find out more

UTV IRELAND | CALL FOR BAI S&V IDEAS

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UTV IRELAND CALL FOR BAI SOUND AND VISION FUND PROGRAMME IDEAS UTV Ireland is currently seeking programme ideas from Independent Production Companies for the next round...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | Format Farm

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RTÉ Format Farm 2016 is delighted to announce this year’s Call for Format Farm Ideas. Format Farm is an established RTÉ business innovation initiative to support...Find out more

RTÉ | YPP | Call for Ideas

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YOUNG PEOPLES' PROGRAMMING: RTEjr - We are looking for a series of entertainment, activity-based programmes for RTÉjr which will appeal to the under 7s. LIVE ACTION...Find out more

RTE & SFI COMMISSIONING BRIEFING

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RTÉ and Science Foundation Ireland are hosting a briefing for SPI members on their upcoming Call for Ideas due to be published on the RTÉ commissioning...Find out more

RTÉ | TG4 Call for Ideas | Young People

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RTÉ invites submissions for TG4 programming 2016/2017 under the category Cláracha Gaeilge, Education and Science – TG4 Young People’s. RTÉ welcomes proposals for a competition, challenge...Find out more

SPI congratulates Oscar nominees

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Screen Producers Ireland congratulates SPI members Element Pictures and Parallel Films on their respective Oscar nominations for ‘Room’ and 'Brooklyn’. Both films have been nominated in...Find out more

PITCHING FORUM AT CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL

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INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL PITCHING FORUM AT CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL 2016 In association with Scottish Development International 2016 Festival Introduces New Opportunity for Independent Production Companies Celtic Media...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | Rose of Tralee

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This year RTÉ intends to broadcast a pre recorded programme showcasing all the Rose Of Tralee festival build up. RTÉ Entertainment is seeking proposals from suitably...Find out more

Culture 2025

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Screen Producers Ireland publishes its submission to Culture 2025. Culture 2025 is a Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht led consultation. This consultation will inform...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | YPP

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Please see below Call for Ideas which went up on RTÉ commissioning website today. Young Peoples Programmes Inserts Strand, SWIPE TV RTÉ Young Peoples wishes to...Find out more

Vacancy on Irish Film Board

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The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is seeking to appoint one new member to the Board of the Irish Film Board. An Expression of...Find out more

SPI CEO elected Chair of CEPI

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Press release 19 th November 2015 Screen Producers Ireland CEO Elected Chair of the European Coordination of Independent TV Producers (CEPI) Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) CEO,...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | Lifestyle

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Mid-week Lifestyle RTÉ have 3 available slots for Lifestyle Programmes in the Summer and Autumn of 2016. RTÉ are looking for: Great Presenters – a perennial,...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | Entertainment

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ENTERTAINMENT ON RTÉ One Please see RTÉ Call for Ideas which went up on RTÉ website this afternoon (Thursday 29th October 2015) Sunday nights in Autumn...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | Entertainment

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Please see below call for ideas which went up on RTÉ's website today. ENTERTAINMENT CENTENARY 2016 PROGRAMME INSERTS As part of the commemoration/celebration of 1916 –...Find out more

Splanc! 2016 | Submissions invited

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Fáilteoidh TG4 agus an Chomhairle Ealaíon roimh aighneachtaí do shéasúr speisialta de Splanc! le ceiliúradh a dhéanamh ar an mbliain 2016 trí mheán na hEalaíne. Is...Find out more

RTÉ Factual | Expressions of Interest

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Please see below expression of interest which went up on RTÉ's website today. Deadline: Wednesday 21st October 2015 Expressions of Interest in HSE Factual Programming RTÉ...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | Regional

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See below Commissioning brief which came through from RTÉ today | Thursday 1st October. RTÉ are currently looking for strong Observational series that can play in...Find out more

TG4 | New eCoimisiúin System

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TG4 have a new TG4 eCoimisiúin system which went live this week. Producers can now register on their system to activate an account and submit proposals...Find out more

RTÉ Annual Report 2014 | Published

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RTÉ released its Annual Report 2014 (9th Sept 2015); for the second year RTÉ has achieved a break-even financial result. Despite the €5 million reduction in...Find out more

MediaCon Dublin | Speakers Updated

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For your info., MediaCon have issued an updated Speakers List: Alex Connock | SHINE NORTH Alex Demyanenko | NOONA PRODUCTIONS Annemarie Tomchak | BBC Ben Nemtin...Find out more

New TV Drama Training Scheme Announced

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The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Screen Training Ireland and TV3’s drama series Red Rock have announced details of a new, exciting work placement scheme that will...Find out more

Culture 2025 Dicussion Document

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Minister Humphreys kick starts nationwide conversation on Ireland’s first ever national cultural policy Minister publishes Culture 2025 Discussion Document The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | Entertainment

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RTÉ Entertainment are looking for submissions for a one hour talent led multi item entertainment show. This show should be hosted by a performer who has...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | Regional

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Deadline for Submissions Thursday 23rd July See below from RTÉ CALL FOR IDEAS: REGIONAL - RTÉ 2 2016: What It Means To Be Irish As part...Find out more

RTÉ Call for Ideas | Lifestyle

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Deadline for Submissions Friday 24th July 12 Noon See below from RTÉ Lifestyle Programmes RTÉ Lifestyle Commissions into a number of slots across both channels. We...Find out more

SPI A.G.M. 2015

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The Screen Producers Ireland A.G.M. was held on Thursday 18th June 2015, at the Hilton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin at 4:45pm. The meeting was attended by a...Find out more
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New SPI Board Members

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The Screen Producers Ireland A.G.M. 2015 took place on Thursday 18th June 2015, at the Hilton Charlemont Hotel, Dublin, at 5pm. This year there were five...Find out more

IFTAS 2015 | Winners Announced

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Winners of the 12th IFTA Awards for Film and Drama announced at ceremony in Dublin The winners of the 2015 IFTA Awards for Film and Drama...Find out more

RTÉ 1916 Drama Announced

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RTÉ has announced a new 1916 drama series called Rebellion starring Brian Gleeson, Charlie Murphy and Sarah Greene. The five-part series, which will be filmed in...Find out more

Pinewood Productions Ireland Announcement

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Pinewood Productions Ireland Limited is a full service production company focusing on physical production administration, Section 481 application and packaging. The company will service Pinewood’s International...Find out more

SPI Press Release | NewERA report

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Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) notes the publication of the NewERA report entitled “Review of RTÉ for the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources”. As a...Find out more

RTÉ Religion | Commissioning Brief

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The “Angelus” Reflective Pauses on RTÉ One Proposals are invited to fill RTÉ One’s reflective 6pm “Angelus” slots on RTÉ One. Suggested budget: €20,000 No. of...Find out more

IFTA 2015 | Nominations Announced

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The Irish Film and Television Academy have announced the shortlist of nominees in 27 categories for the IFTA Film and Drama Awards, which takes place on...Find out more

BBC & NI Screen Sign Partnership Deal

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The BBC and Northern Ireland Screen today [Thursday, March 26] signed a new partnership agreement to support the television and online industries in Northern Ireland. The...Find out more

IFB to support 2015 IFTA Awards

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20th March 2015: Due to difficulties with the broadcast of the Irish Film & Television Award ceremony in 2014 and a lack of evidence of sufficient...Find out more

TV3 to host 2015 IFTA Awards

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TV3 has announced that it will host the 2015 IFTA Awards. In a first for the industry, TV3 and IFTA will join forces to broadcast not...Find out more

RTÉ | Public Service Statement

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Deadline 12th April 2015 The Broadcasting Act 2009 requires that RTÉ prepare a Public Service Statement every five years. RTÉ has begun a public consultation process...Find out more

BAI added to Section 481 Revenue Guidelines

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Notification of Amendment to Revenue Commissioner’s Guidance Note for “Section 481” Investment in Film Please note change to S.481 Guidelines published today. Under Section 6.2 Payment...Find out more
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Launch | RTÉ Player International

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RTÉ Launches New Global Online Irish Television Service for International Audiences 500 hours of unique Irish content now available for audiences worldwide Wednesday, 4th March 2015:...Find out more
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Call for Ideas | Format Farm

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Strict Deadline 27th March 2015 5pm RTÉ Format Farm 2015 is delighted to announce this year’s Call for Format Farm Ideas. Format Farm is an established...Find out more

BAI Sectoral Learning Fund Awards

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BAI Announced, on 25th February, Funding of €486.5k through its Sectoral Learning & Development and Sponsorship Programmes Under two key initiatives – its Sectoral Learning and...Find out more
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Commissioning Brief | Comedy & Music

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RTÉ | Deadline 6th March 2015 - 'Making people laugh is an unusually Irish vocation. We have an extraordinary level of writing and performing talent, production...Find out more

RTÉ & BAI Board members approved

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Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD, obtained Government approval on Tuesday 10th February for the appointment of new members to the RTÉ...Find out more

Expressions of Interest

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RTÉ Entertainment invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified companies for the provision of production services to RTÉ in respect of the provision of a flagship...Find out more

Jeff Ford to move to FOX UK

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TV3 confirmed on Friday 6th February that Jeff Ford will be leaving the Group in April 2015. Due to family commitments, Jeff has decided to return...Find out more
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Call for Ideas | Cláracha Gaeilge

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RTÉ welcome ideas for a competition / challenge / quiz based show for broadcast on TG4 where schools, clubs, friends or families compete in an entertaining,...Find out more
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Sound & Vision awards €1.4M

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In round 22 the BAI awards €1.4M in funding to education and animation projects through the Sound & Vision funding scheme. This round was focused exclusively...Find out more

Call for Ideas | Regional & Wildlife

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RTE Regional is looking for a standout series/format that is a true reflection of life beyond the M50. Recent commissions include an observational series on Shannon...Find out more

Cartoon Saloon Nominated for Oscar

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Screen Producers Ireland congratulates SPI member Cartoon Saloon on their Oscar nomination of the Irish animated movie 'Song of the Sea' for the ‘Best Animated Feature...Find out more

Section 481

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Revenue have announced that Minister Michael Noonan has commenced the amendments to S.481 TCA from the 2013, 2013 (No.2) and 2014 Finance Acts as of Friday...Find out more

Briefing on Section 481

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The Irish Film Board held a briefing on the new tax credit for film, television and animation production in Ireland it took place on Tuesday 25...Find out more

Call for Ideas | Factual

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RTÉ Factual is looking for ideas for one-off documentaries and short series for the autumn of 2015. We are commissioning into a number of slots from...Find out more

Call for Ideas | YPP

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Strict Deadline 28th Nov 2014 12:00 noon Call for Ideas - Young Peoples' Programming: RTÉjr - Live Action is now up on their Commissioning Website. YOUNG...Find out more

Sky Arts Amplify

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Sky is encouraging arts organisations and production companies to pitch collaboratively for up to €1.25million (£1m) annually on new TV ideas, as part of a broader...Find out more

SPI welcomes new Chair of RTÉ Board

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Screen Producers Ireland Chairman, John Hennessy, welcomes the appointment of Moya Doherty as Chair of the RTÉ Board. “We believe Moya Doherty’s experience as a producer...Find out more

Commissioning Brief | Worship

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RTÉ Worship Commissioning Brief Deadline - Friday 21st November @ 12.00 noon RTÉ Religious invites proposals for an occasion series of simulcast Christian Worship outside broadcasts...Find out more

IFB Initiate New Strategic Plan

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Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) Chairman Bill O’Herlihy, together with the IFB Board, today announced their intention to undertake a new five year...Find out more
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Commissioning Brief | Lifestyle

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Factual Entertainment and formatted programmes for the pre and post-watershed slots on both RTE ONE and RTE2. Every slot has different requirements, targets and audiences but...Find out more
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Call for Ideas | YPP

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Please note that we have added a deadline of 5pm on Friday 26th September to the call for ideas advertised on our website belowFind out more

Invitation to Tender

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RTÉ Entertainment tender for the annual St. Patrick's Festival coverage. DEADLINE: 12th Sept 2014 12 noon COMMISSIONING BRIEF Head of Entertainment - John McHugh Executive Producer,...Find out more

RTÉ Code, Contracts & SPI Notes

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The new RTÉ Code of Fair Trading Practice (which replaces the old Terms of Trade) has now been incorporated into RTÉ Programme Licence and Investment contracts...Find out more
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Call for Ideas | Education

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RTÉ Education is now seeking proposals that may be suitable for B.A.I./Sound and Vision support in the forthcoming round in October.Find out more

Documentary Ideas | Education

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RTÉ Education are seeking fresh documentaries ideas that deal with the experience of those that are hard of hearing. RTÉ Commissioning Brief Head of Regional, Wildlife...Find out more

Film Limerick Short Film Scheme

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Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick. This project...Find out more

Revenue E-Brief on VAT

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E-brief published today by the Revenue Commissioners about VAT rates applicable to independent film and television productions.Find out more
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BATU NEW CONTACT DETAILS

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BATU, the union representing construction employees working in the film and TV drama sector, have asked us to inform Producers, Production Managers and Construction Managers that...Find out more
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Call for Ideas | YPP

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RTÉ Young Peoples wishes to commission an insert strand for inclusion in the TRTÉ flagship daily entertainment series for 7-11 year olds.Find out more