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The Irish Independent – Screen Ireland gets ready for its close-up

11.16.14 Posted in Entertainment lawyer, Film Industry, Filming Ireland, Irish TV sector, News, Penny Dreadful Dublin, Section 481 tax breaks, Vikings Ireland by

Simon Carty was interviewed for today’s Irish Independent, who published an article about the healthy state of the Irish film and television sector.   Screen Ireland gets ready for its close-up With 6,000 people working in film and TV, the sector is becoming one of our biggest industries – and the top productions are competing […]

Ireland’s film industry is booming – and it’s about more than money

01.10.13 Posted in Film Industry, News by

Column featured on TheJournal.ie http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/column-irelands-film-industry-is-booming-and-its-about-more-than-money-739433-Jan2013/ BY SIMON CARTY THE IRISH FILM industry is booming. This year it had a turnover of over €500 million and employed 6,500 people in full-time jobs. That is up 20 per cent since 2008 but there is still a skills’ shortage. The importance of the sector should not be underestimated.