Talent But No Sponsor for Kilkenny Cats

The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival celebrates its 25th year in 2019 and it has revealed a strong line up for when it takes over the city at the end of May. Tommy Tiernan, Alison Spittle, Dara O’Briain and Fred Cooke lead a strong home team treading the boards in...

Rising Stars – Donna Caden

Each Thursday as part of the Entertainment for Business Daily News Digest we will publish the story of a young talent within the commercial environment around the entertainment sector in Ireland. It's a way of identifying and applauding those who are making a...

A Year of Pictures in Numbers

The annual report of the Motion Picture Association of America has revealed that annual revenue at cinemas on a global basis was up one percent at $41.1 billion but that the gap to home entertainment was growing ever wider. The overall global value of entertainment at...

Disney Seal Fox Takeover

The deal was sealed today for the Disney Corporation to complete its takeover of the Fox Corporation. Even the prodigious imagination of Disney himself, while sketching out Mickey Mouse in another era could hardly have envisioned the business he developed paying $71...

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Talent But No Sponsor for Kilkenny Cats

The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival celebrates its 25th year in 2019 and it has revealed a strong line up for when it takes over the city at the end of May. Tommy Tiernan, Alison Spittle, Dara O’Briain and Fred Cooke lead a strong home team treading the boards in...

Rising Stars – Donna Caden

Each Thursday as part of the Entertainment for Business Daily News Digest we will publish the story of a young talent within the commercial environment around the entertainment sector in Ireland. It's a way of identifying and applauding those who are making a...

A Year of Pictures in Numbers

The annual report of the Motion Picture Association of America has revealed that annual revenue at cinemas on a global basis was up one percent at $41.1 billion but that the gap to home entertainment was growing ever wider. The overall global value of entertainment at...

Disney Seal Fox Takeover

The deal was sealed today for the Disney Corporation to complete its takeover of the Fox Corporation. Even the prodigious imagination of Disney himself, while sketching out Mickey Mouse in another era could hardly have envisioned the business he developed paying $71...

Our Planet Trailer Promises Something Special

Thater can hardly be a more potent symbol of the change in media that Sir David Attenborough appearing on Netflix. The doyen of the BBC for so many decades will present a new series called Our Planet and it promises to be one of the most spectacular nature programmes...

We Know We Are Watching, But What?

TV stations rely on detailed analysis of audience figures to not only plan their output but also to put a value on the advertising that keeps the show on the road. Writing in the Sunday Business Post at the weekend, former RTÉ Executive Willie O'Reilly pointed out...

Targeting Concert Audiences on Gender Basis

Research published at the weekend in the US suggests that if you are targetting groups around early ticket sales for concerts you should be geared towards women. Analysis of the gender distribution of first-day visits to concert ticket pages after a tour has been...

Captain Marvel Holds Up Paddy’s Weekend

There are so many competing attractions that the Cinema box office over St Patrick's weekend is never likely to be among the biggest of the year. There was a continuing boost though from Captain Marvel which backed up its opening weekend, the third biggest ever in...

Happy St Patrick’s Around the World

It's a big gig in Ireland but it's even bigger as you go around the world celebrating St Patrick's Day. Next week we will have an interview with Mark Dowling of AMA Music Agency on the changing nature of the business of music. It promises to be a great read. While we...

Coppers Will Cost a Bit More Than the Name

Copper Face Jacks is one of Ireland's greatest entertainment venues. It's also one of the most profitable with retained profits in the 23 years since it was first opened of €75 million and a surplus of €4 million in the last financial year alone. As of today though it...

Renault Going Green for Weekend

St. Patrick himself took a break from the celebrations this week to announce Renault Ireland as the official car partner of the National St. Patrick’s Festival 2019. This year’s festival got underway yesterday and will run through to Monday with the highlight the...

Allianz Business To Arts Awards Go Live

Business to Arts and Allianz have this morning launched the call for nominations for the 2019 Allianz Business to Arts Awards. This is the 28th time the Annual Awards will champion the unique opportunities that business engagement with the arts provides. Previous...

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Entertainment for Business connects the people who matter in the commercial world of entertainment like never before.

We have done this in sport through Sport for Business which has grown over five years to become a powerful force in the commercial world of Irish sport.

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