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How will the Irish film industry develop in 2017

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“What do you do in 2017?

What do you say to the people who say ‘what can we do for you?'” said RTE’s Mark Thompson, referring to the recent comments by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

“We are working very hard to do a big job for Irish cinema.”

He said it was “very important” to ensure the sector was supported by investment and the support of the government.

A report from the independent industry body Cinema Ireland has been submitted to the government, and is expected to be released by the end of January. 

However, the organisation has been criticised for not putting forward specific plans for the film industry.

The group’s chief executive, Michael McGowan, said the report’s focus was on how to support film productions.

He said that while the industry had a very positive track record, he felt the “vast majority” of projects were still in the “post-production phase”.

The report also called for a new government policy on “film festivals”.

It stated: “The key message is that we need to make sure we have the resources we need in the medium, the venues and the venues need to be accessible to the public and that we are not putting people in a situation where they cannot afford to come to our festivals.”

It said that the Irish Film Industry should be given the “chance to grow and prosper”.

The government has previously said it wanted to see a greater level of diversity in the film and television industry.

“The diversity of our film industry is essential to the success of our nation’s film industry and this includes diverse casts, diverse roles and diverse stories,” said Minister for the Arts Mary Lou McDonald in January.

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