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Hammerlake Studios receives planning approval in principle to build phase one of Ireland's largest film studio in Mullingar, Ireland.
 

First phase to commence operations in Q1 2024, generating 350 production jobs and 300 construction jobs 

 

Second phase to bring job creation to over 1,000 by 2025 with 11 stage campus totalling 460,000 square-feet 

 

Phase one of the studio to generate €50 million annually for local Mullingar economy

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Mullingar has been chosen as the location for a major film and TV studio

A UK/Irish consortium has selected a 25-acre site in the Lough Sheever Corporate Park in Mullingar, Co Westmeath as the location to build an extensive film and television studio campus. It is understood that planning permission will be submitted shortly. The proposal is being brought forward by a consortium led by sectoral experts who have worked at senior levels of the film industry over the last 30 years, formerly at Universal Pictures, Disney, and Troy Studios. It is believed that the Lough Sheever site in Mullingar town was selected due to the impressive mix of accommodation, catering, and...


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Record-breaking production figures for the Irish screen Industry in 2021

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland releases record-breaking screen industry production activity figures of €500 million for 2021 with growth across local feature film, TV drama and local animation. New figures published today from Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland reveal a record-breaking spend of €500 million in the Irish economy across film, television drama, documentary and animation production in Ireland in 2021. This level of spend on jobs and local goods and services represents the highest ever achieved and is a 40% increase on the previous record set in 2019...


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Screen Ireland plans ‘crew hubs’ in Limerick, Galway and Wicklow to sustain boom

Screen Ireland will create regional crew hubs in Limerick, Galway and Wicklow and invest €3 million in developing skills in film, television and animation as part of a three-year strategy to help the Irish industry sustain its current boom and grow further. The State development agency will shortly announce details of the lead organisations that will work to improve the availability of skilled screen industry workers across Ireland at a time when record levels of production have led to crew shortages. Screen Ireland chief executive Désirée Finnegan said the €1 million regional crew hubs would...

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Irish Film and TV Industry Spreads Its Storytelling Wings on the World Stage
Ireland has long been known as a nation of storytellers, home to giants of literature and theater such as Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce. In recent years, Ireland’s storytelling tradition has started to thrive in the screen industries too. Indigenous successes include Element Pictures’ films “Room,” directed by Lenny Abrahamson, “The Lobster,” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and “The Favourite,” also helmed by Lanthimos, and the company’s hit TV series “Normal People”; John Crowley’s “Brooklyn,” co-produced by Ireland’s Parallel Films; and Tomm Moore and...
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