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Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle has completed shooting in Warsaw of the Polish political thriller Warsaw Dark, based on the murder of former Minister of Sport Jacek Dębski, one of the top Polish criminal cases of the last decade.

Andrzej Wajda's latest film, Katyń, a highly personal view of the massacre of 20,000 Polish officers in the Soviet Union during World War II, is set to premiere at the 58th International Film Festival in Berlin.

Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (www.tvp.pl) on Dec. 10 launched its first foreign station, Belsat, which offers three hours of news, cultural programs and entertainment programming daily by satellite in neighboring Belarus.

The smash hit Rooster´s Breakfast has surpassed all recent admissions records in Slovenia, having now passed the 100,000 mark since its opening Oct. 18.

The Polish film Warrior (Wojowik) by Jacek Blawut won the Grand Prix at the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival in Canton, China, which ended Dec. 8. The jury awarded with distinction a second Polish film, Tell Me Why? (Powiedz mi, dlaczego?), by Małgorzata Imielska, the Polish Film Institute said in a statement.

A battle is brewing in Poland over the best way to finance public broadcasting. A parliamentary commission has been looking into the matter after the new government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced it intends to abolish the radio and TV license fee.

Private Polish broadcaster TVN captured the top audience share in November for the sought-after 16-49 age group for the first time in its history.

Poland's advertising market rose by 12.7% to 4.48 billion zloties (1.3 billion euros) in the first nine months of 2007 with the highest growth in the Internet segment, according to market researcher Starlink.

ITI Group reported consolidated nine-month revenues up 33.1% over the same period in 2006 to 318.6 million euros, driven by the performance of TVN Group.

The live-action fairy tale The Magic Tree by Andrzej Maleszka, produced by Polish public broadcaster TVP SA, has become the first Polish winner of an International Emmy.