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PRAGUE: Producer/writer/director David Ondricek is in preparation with Zatopek , a biopic of the legendary Czech athlete Emil Zatopek, winner of four Olympic medals.

PRAGUE: Director/scriptwriter Marta Nováková is in postproduction with 8 Heads of Madness, a feature based on the life of the Russian poet Anna Alexandrovna Barkova (1901-1976), who spent 22 years in the Soviet Gulags.

PRAGUE: The Czech State Cinematography Fund has announced the support for production of six Czech feature films, out of 22 projects which applied.

PRAGUE: Czech comedy Life is Life/Život je život directed by Milan Cieslar has topped the Czech box office in its second week of release. The film released in 142 copies has racked up a total of 135, 678 admissions since its release on 21 May by Bontonfilm.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer/writer/director Marko Skop is in postproduction with the dramatic feature Eva Nova starring the legendary Slovak actress Emilia Vasaryova.

PRAGUE: Czech director Vladimir Michalek is in postproduction with a comedy, Holidays in Provence, scheduled for release in September 2015.

PRAGUE: Producer Adam Dvorak of Movie is partnering with coproducer Czech TV on a two-part debut crime story, Gangster Ka and Gangster Ka: African.

PRAGUE: A Vacation in the Protectorate, a new docu-reality show which places its participants in a Nazi-occupation type of setting premiered on Czech TV 23 May 2015.

PRAGUE: Dawson Films and public broadcaster Czech TV are partnering on a rare Czech-Austrian coproduction, Deckname Holec, directed by Austria’s Franz Novotny and based on a true story by Czech New Wave filmmaker Jan Nemec.

PRAGUE: The third sequel of the extremely popular French film Les Visiteurs produced by Gaumont is shooting in Prague through 1 June 2015.