COTTBUS: Ukrainian production company CryCinema brings the drama Kai to the Connecting Cottbus pitching forum, taking place 7-8 November 2013 during the Cottbus Film Festival.

COTTBUS: Azerbaijan and Germany are teaming up Pipeline, a coproduction in the scriptwriting and development stage being pitched at Connecting Cottbus.

PRAGUE: The movers and shakers of the Czech film industry turned out for the Czech Ministry of Culture’s fourth annual award for contribution to cinema.

JIHLAVA: Tremora producer Ieva Norvilene spoke with FNE about her upcoming slate of films, including a documentary participating at the Ex-Oriente workshop held during the Jihlava IDFF.

PRAGUE: Central European Media Enterprises (CME) continued its revenue slide in the third quarter of 2013, but an overhaul of top management in the past two months has seen a new bluntness and determination to address the gap between its leading place on the TV market and its financial freefall.

JIHLAVA: Czech TV general director Petr Dvorak and ARTE Commissioning Editor Madeleine Avramoussis were at the Jihlava documentary festival to announce the launch of an association agreement between the two TV stations.

JIHLAVA: Moving into the second year of its new industry profile, the 17th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival consolidated its standing as the magnet for regional documentary filmmakers under the visionary leadership of director/founder Marek Hovorka.

JIHLAVA: The Uprising, a Belgian/UK production consisting of amateur footage shot during the Arab Spring, won the Opus Bonum Best Film prize of the 17th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival which concluded 29 October 2013.

The international sales company WIDE (formerly known as WIDE Management) announced sales of the Croatian box office and critical success Priest’s Children as well as a new VOD partnership in Croatia.

JIHLAVA: The Slovak parliament has adopted an amendment that will create a new support scheme for the film industry including the introduction of a 20 percent cash rebate for film production.

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