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Árpád Sopsits' The Seventh Circle -- the concluding film in the director's half-century trilogy -- takes its title and inspiration from Dante's Divine Comedy.

Commercial Polish broadcaster TVN posted a first quarter 2009 loss of PLN 29 million (6.5 million Euro), compared with a PLN 63 million profit in first quarter 2008.

A newly discovered interest in local film production pushed the market share for Slovak films to an unprecedented 15% in 2008.
Czech films conquered the local admissions and helped drive the 2008 box office to an all-time record and post-Communist record admissions of 12.9 million.
Juraj Jakubisko, whose recent box office hit Bathory, broke Central European production records, is developing a Slavic saga entitled One Thousand Years of Solitude.

Following a rise in local film production and co-productions, Slovakia is finding increased sales fo foreign territories for its top titles.

Lukáš Přibyl's four-part labor of love that began with his family history, the Czech feature documentary series Forgotten Transports, is ready to set out on its final journery: the international festival circuit in search of audiences and sales.

Distributors may find producer Deana Jakubiskova a tough negotiator, but her marketing vision has paid off: Bathory was the 2008 mega-hit in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Regional TV giant, Central European Media Enterprises, reported a 37% year-on-year decrease in net revenues, at $141.2 million (€106 million) for the first quarter of 2009.

Wim Wenders and Mike Leigh will open and close this year's Febiofest, running March 26 - April 3 in Prague.