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Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to Irish Cinema

Indiewire identify a groundswell of passion prominent among Ireland’s emerging young filmmakers


David S. Goyer Delivers his BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture

Screenwriters Lectures in 2013

The Dark Knight and Man of Steel writer gave an illuminating lecture, discussing the moment he felt he was a writer, the importance of gaining life experience and how his persistence paid off.


Write, Direct, Repeat: Four Lessons Film Editing Taught Me About Screenwriting


Screenwriter Kim Garland decides to get proactive and make films himself.


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Irish Cinema, U.S. Audiences: Irish Film New York and Other U.S. Irish Film Festivals 


The latest issue of Cineaste Magazine includes Michael Gray’s look at Irish film festivals in the U.S. which includes an introductory paragraph lamenting the demise of our very own Film Ireland magazine.


Sound of Cinema Season


Don’t miss BBC Radio and Television’s autumn season dedicated to the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen.


Ulysses, Full Movie



Directed by Joseph Strick and based on James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, the 1967 film stars Milo O’Shea as Leopold Bloom, Barbara Jefford as Molly Bloom, Maurice Roëves as Stephen Dedalus, T. P. McKenna as Buck Mulligan and Sheila O’Sullivan as May Golding Dedalus.


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Seamus Heaney: Out of the Marvellous


An intimate and original look at Seamus Heaney, the man and the artist.


Billy Wilder, The Art of Screenwriting No. 1


Billy Wilder, one of American cinema’s premiere writer-directors interviewed by James Linville, The Paris Review, 138, Spring 1996.

Ireland Offers Great Deals for Overseas Producers



The Section 481 tax break, worth up to 28% of Irish expenditure and paid on day one of principal photography, was recently extended to 2020. Adam Dawtrey writes for Variety


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Kevin Spacey Mactaggart lecture – full text

Kevin Spacey delivers the 2013 MacTaggart lecture in Edinburgh

Keynote speech made by the Academy Award-winning actor at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival 2013


L.A. Mayor Declares State of ‘Emergency’ As Movie, TV Production Flees Hollywood


Los Angeles’ new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to combat the lure of rich tax incentives from outside California.


How Motion Pictures Became the Movies 1908-1920

David Bordwell’s video lecture on 13 years that changed world cinema.


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Script Analysis for Directors – Five Top Tips


As a director  no matter where your key strengths lie, you need one thing first to be able to shine in those areas. You need to know your story inside and out.


Learning Through Film


Filmmaking with young people provides them with a range of opportunities to develop new and existing skills whilst having fun.


Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema


Free ebook comparing production and consumption of Asian horror cinemas in different national contexts and their multidirectional dialogues with Hollywood and neighboring Asian cultures.

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 Terrence Malick: voiceover artist


A video that traces Malick’s evolution as a voiceover artist, and the creative ways he’s found to innovate with the form while accommodating the specific needs of each individual film.

Robert Sheehan: ‘I’m going to get in so much trouble’

Robert Sheehan

As The Mortal Instruments opens in cinemas, Robert Sheehan is set to become a teen heartthrob.


Danny Boyle’s 15 Golden Rules of Moviemaking


Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) gives his 15 Golden Rules of filmmaking

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Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on Why It Shouldn’t Be Difficult To Write Believable Female Characters


The ‘Alien Father’ is H.R. Giger: Giger’s furious letter to 20th Century Fox


H.R. Giger is mad as hell and he’s not gonna to take it anymore! And understandably so, in this 1997 letter from H.R. Giger to 20th Century Fox for omitting his name in the credits for Alien: Resurrection.

Remembering Stanley: Christiane Kubrick on protecting the legacy of a master


Christiane Kubrick gives an exclusive insight into her late husband’s life and work

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