PRAGUE: Revenues for domestic film and TV production for members of the Audiovisual Producers´ Association (APA) reached a record high in 2016 of 921m CZK in turnover, which is the highest amount since 2002. The amount was only slightly more than the 852m total for 2015.
PRAGUE: Revenues from foreign film and television production surpassed 130 m EUR / 3.5 billion CZK in 2016 compared to 3.7 billion CZK in 2015 with big-budget foreign TV series as the main drivers of the local services industry. Total revenues from foreign productions dropped by 236m CZK / approximately 8.5m EUR.
KARLOVY VARY: Famous Czech musician and actor Ondřej Havelka introduced his long-awaited project Hastrman during the 52nd Karlovy Vary IFF (30 June – 8 July 2017). Described as a blend of drama, romance and fantasy, the project has finalised the first of the four stages of principal photography.
PRAGUE: Daniel Sykora and his team from Czech Technical University in Prague have developed a software that helps animators save time and reach more interesting results. StyLit is able to recognise the work and style of an artist and apply it to all other objects.
PRAGUE: The Czech State Cinematography Fund's Office announced development grants to nine documentary projects in its June 2017 session. A total of 22 projects applied, which is the most projects to apply since 2015, and the budgets were also higher than in recent rounds.
PRAGUE: The Czech State Cinematography Fund's Council gave grants to three Czech majority feature-length animated films in its June 2017 session. The results were announced on 20 June.
PRAGUE: The State Cinematography Fund is granting 2,542,000 EUR / 67 m CZK to eight feature film projects with Czech majority participation to support their production. Most of the projects applied for support in previous stages. The council chose from 22 projects submitted by 22 production companies.
PRAGUE: One of the most productive Czech screenwriters, Petr Kolečko, is the author of the new summer comedy Bajkeři / Bikers, which started shooting at the end of May. The shooting will continue the whole month of June mostly at locations in Telč and the so-called Czech Canada.
PRAGUE: Devil's Mistress (Lída Baarová) by Filip Renč has become the first Czech film to be added to the online film platform Netflix.
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