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PRAGUE: Czech TV is coproducing three major projects with the Franco-German cultural channel ARTE and Discovery Channel: the documentary Life according to Vaclav Havel, the television miniseries Jan Hus and the cycle Fish Legends with Jakub Vagner.

PRAGUE: The new fairy tale Three Brothers by Jan and Zdeněk Svěrák had attendance of 122,000 in its opening weekend, second only to the Czech record set by the 2013 release of Babovresky by Zdenek Troška produced by Nogup Agency with 140,000 admissions.

PRAGUE: Prague-trained and based Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu, winner of the 2012 Czech Critics “Discovery of the Year”  award, is now shooting his second feature a drama titled Family Film.

PRAGUE: Petr Zelenka kicked off the shooting of his long-prepared absurd comedy Lost in Munich.

PRAGUE: The State Cinematography Fund´s new Filmmakers’ lounge located in the café of Čas cinema, T. G. Masaryka 3, will offer a new pleasant meeting point for film professionals during Karlovy Vary IFF.

PRAGUE: The famous Chinese director, scriptwriter and star actress Xu Jinglei is shooting a film with the working title Somewhere Only We Know in Prague.

PRAGUE: The Czech and Slovak Republics are sharing an online, TV, and cinema simultaneous release of film Sacro GRA, the first ever documentary winner of Venice Film Festival, today (5 May 2014).

PRAGUE: Czech producer Tomáš Hrubý heads to Cannes to participate in European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move.

PLZEN: Miracle / Zázrak, a Slovak/Czech coproduction by Slovak director and co-writer Juraj Lehotský competes at Finale Plzen after an illustrious film festival roll-out.

PLZEN: Like Never Before by Zdeněk Tyc returns to Finale Plzen in the main competition, after having been given a pre-premiere screening there one year ago.