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IFTA 2014

Saturday April 5th 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Road, Dublin

IFTA Nominees 2014




The 2014 Irish Film and Television Awards ceremony will take place tomorrow night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. This year's ceremony has a team of dedicated and hard-working individuals to turn the awards night into an unforgettable evening.

Justin Healy is the Executive Producer of the Awards show for RTÉ (this will be Justin’s sixth year as Exec Producer for RTÉ). Aine Moriarty is the Executive Producer for IFTA.

Patrick Cowap (RTÉ), who has been behind a number of RTÉ's biggest television events and shows including 'The Rose of Tralee', 'New Year's Countdown', The Late Late Show, The Saturday Night Show, and one previous IFTA ceremony in 2007, will be directing this year's awards ceremony. Producer Tony Deegan ('Saving the Titanic', 'Naked Camera') will also be returning to the Awards production team once again producing the show. Allen Doyle returns as Line Producer, and Production Manager Adam Whelan is another returning member to this year's Awards production team. Scriptwriters are Simon Delaney, Allen Doyle and Simon O'Neill.

Cine Electrics' Paddy O'Toole has provided the lighting for all 11 ceremonies including this year. Andrew Leonard of Lighting Design Associates is the lighting designer for the event, with several TV awards shows and stage event credits to his name. CAVS, headed up by Fran Quigley, is providing all the audiovisual, sound and screens. Set Designer is Molly Molloy, and set construction was by Kevin Murphy and Shadow Creations.

Floor Managers are RTÉ's Denis Byrne and Janine Curren. BBC Northern Ireland services as the Outside Broadcast providers under the guidance of Alan Burns as Technical Producer from Observe.

The production companies behind the editing of the show are EGG, House Post Production, Windmill Lane, Piranha Bar and Ardmore Sound. Alan O'Sullivan and EGG also produced the nominee inserts while Piranha Bar also produced graphics.

The 2014 IFTAs will be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.35pm on Saturday 5th April 2014. The show will be available to view on RTÉ Player and on the IFTA website in the days following the ceremony.
For further information contact the IFTA Press Office at press@ifta.ie