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Section 481 Explained

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We’d like to tell you in 10 easy steps how you can make a wise investment, support Ireland’s film industry and bring much needed revenue into the country. But Section 481, whilst clever and useful, is not terribly easy to explain. Gordon Gaffney does his best.

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Breaking (Down) the Budget

Low-budget can mean anything from a few hundred grand to small change and some pocket-lint. But no matter the size of your lump sum, what’s the smartest way to spend your money in low-budget filmmaking? Conor McMahon talks to directors Brian O’Toole, Paul Ward, Eoin Macken and himself…

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Advice from Indie Producers – Ted Hope and Christine Vachon

Is film funding driving you crazy?

Is film funding driving you crazy?

Sometimes European filmmakers can be overly focused on government subsidies to finance their films. Their first port of call is the ‘soft money’, particularly the national film body. But in the United States, Indie film producers have to do things quite differently. Yet, even without the luxury of an Irish Film Board, they manage to produce quality films that are successful.

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