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9 Story Media Group Acquires Asian Animation Studio

9 Story Media Group has acquired PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa (collectively known as “BASE”), a full service CGI animation studio located in Bali, Indonesia. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high quality animation work for clients around the world and employs 270 personnel. Terms of the transaction were... Read more...

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen’ nominated for the National Film Awards UK

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen  co-produced by Telegael (Ireland), Nukufilm (Estonia), Grid Animation (Belgium) and Calon (Wales) has been nominated for Best Animation Film at this year’s National Film Awards UK where it will compete against ‘Early Man’, ‘Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires’, ‘Peter Rabbit’, ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ and ‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’. The National Film Awards is... Read more...

‘Late Afternoon’ was nominated for Best Animated Short at the Oscars!

The list of 2019 Oscars nominations has been announced, and among these were a few films of Irish interest, with Cartoon Saloon‘s ‘Late Afternoon’ nominated for Best Animated Short. Written and directed by Louise Bagnall, Late Afternoon introduces us to Emily, an elderly woman who finds herself disconnected from the world around her. As she drifts back through her memories to relive... Read more...

Screen Ireland Announces 2019 Slate of Productions

Expanded Remit Empowers Screen Ireland To Drive Positive Industry Change 2018 — A Breakthrough Year for Irish Women in Film Funding Allocations to Be Linked to Key Guiding Principles Irish Film 2019 Reveals Details Of 20 Feature Films, 6 Animation Shows, 17 Documentaries to Come to Screens In 2019 Details of all Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland supported productions coming to screens this year... Read more...

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland’s Chief Executive James Hickey Moving On at End of Second Term

After two terms as Chief Executive of Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, James Hickey will be moving on at the end of his current term in June 2019. James served an initial five-year period from 2011 with an extension of three years granted in 2016. Commenting on his decision James Hickey said “It has been an honour and a privilege for me... Read more...

Monster Entertainment Secures First US Distribution Sale for ‘The Day Henry Met…’

Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has secured a number of new distribution sales for Wiggleywoo’s ‘The Day Henry Met…?’ The deal includes the shows first America sale with US Pay TV service, Condista, acquiring the first 3 seasons of the hit preschool animation series for its Spanish and English language service, Kids Central.  The deal will see the series get its... Read more...

Turnip & Duck and Daily Madness join forces for Critters TV

Meet the native wild animals of Ireland as you’ve never seen them before – at home, with their feet up, watching wildlife documentaries on TV. This is the premise behind Critters TV, Turnip & Duck’s new series currently in production and due for broadcast on RTÉjr in late 2019. The 15 x 11′ comedy series for 4-8 year-olds fuses 2D character animation... Read more...

Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Late Afternoon’ shortlisted for Academy Award!

Cartoon Saloon has been nominated for yet another Oscar nomination! Louise Bagnall’s short film Late Afternoon, which has been shortlisted for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Short. Ten films were shortlisted from all over the world and the final nominations will be announced in January. Commenting on the news, James Hickey, Screen Ireland Chief Executive said: “I’m really delighted to... Read more...