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For the second consecutive year, Slovak films are finding success at the local box office, with a market share that could top 20% for 2009 acccording to a new report from the Slovak Film Institute (www.sfu.sk).
Czech, Polish, Romanian and Croatian actors are among the ten finalists selected for the prestigious Shooting Stars presentation by European Film Promotion (EFP).

Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev's production company Argo Film is co-producing his second feature film, The Judgment, with Germany's Leipzig-based LE Vision.

Bathory, the ground-breaking box office success from Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko, is poised for a Hungarian gala opening on January 14, attended by the film's international cast of actors.
Liberty Global, which operates UPC broadband divisions in Hungary and four other CEE territories, reported second quarter loss in revenues of $60.7 million, and a $93 million loss for the first half of 2009.
Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www.cetv-net.com) saw stocks drop by almost 8% on July 29, to 19.71 on NASDAQ, following release of its second quarter results.
Eight film productions by Polish and Swedish producers are wrapping up three days of meetings at the ERA New Horizons film festival in Wroclav.
Europa Cinemas, present at the Karlovy Vary film festival for the third year, has awarded its Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film to the Danish film Applause by Martin Pieter Zandvliet.
Kazakh director Guka Omarova pits mysterious traditions against modern corruption in her second feature film Native Dancer, which competes in the East of the West section at Karlovy Vary.
Veteran Russian filmmaker Andrey Khrzhanovsky, who marks his 70th birthday this year, is inspired by the life of Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky in his East of the West competition film, Room and a Half.