The annual IFTAs awards took place on Thursday, the 15th of February at the Mansion House in the capital. The Irish Academy Awards celebrate and honour the very best in Film, Television Drama, Feature Documentary, Live Action Short and Animation. Some of Ireland’s finest actors walked the red carpet for Ireland’s equivalent to the Oscars.
RTE announced that it has formed a new partnership with the Irish Film Board to support new Irish Scripted comedy projects, with export potential. Following the success of shows like Can’t Cope Won’t Cope and Bridget & Eamon, which have been sold to the BBC and UK TV respectively, and the upcoming series based on
‘Pablo’ marks the first children’s TV series to include a child with Autism in the leading role. It is also the first ever TV programme with an all-autistic core cast. The 52-episode series, combining live action with 2D animation was created and produced by Belfast-based company, Paper Owl Film with the animation by Dublin-based Kavaleer
The world’s greatest dating show is coming to TV3 this autumn with Ireland’s top funnyman Al Porter stepping into the role of mischievous matchmaker. The 24-year old TV star was revealed as the host of TV3’s version of the Saturday night classic, originally hosted by Cilla Black. The witty and god-natured comedian was the perfect