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FNE Daily Newsletter will be publishing profiles of the EFP Central European distributors on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 September. From These dates you can also access profiles at News Section of www.filmneweurope.com website.

Three members of a Bulgarian National TV crew were arrested in Macedonia while filming in the town of Bitola on August 15.

Fox Sports reports that Slovenian audiences for the Chinese Olympics have almost doubled over figures for the Sydney Olympics.

Increased promotional efforts and a rise in public funding opportunities have spurred the recent success of Slovak films, according to Peter Dubecky.

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. ("CME") (Nasdaq/Prague Stock Exchange: CETV) announced the purchase of an 80% interest in two Bulgarian television channels, TV2 and Ring TV, for $172 million (110 million Euros).

Sweden's Modern Times Group, MTG (STO: MTGA, MTGB), announced the purchase of Bulgarian commercial channel Nova TV for 620 million Euros.

Rain of the Children, an intimate docufiction directed by Vincent Ward, the famous filmmaker from New Zealand, has won the Grand Prix at the eight International ERA NEW HORIZONS Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland.

The Czech government decided on July 23 to construct a new building to house the Czech National Film Archive (NFA). Construction could begin as late as 2013.

Bulgarian films have received a total of over 5.4 million Euros in support from the Bulgarian National Film Center (www.nfc.bg).

The $4.5 million (€2.8 million) Bulgarian Unified Film Organization (BUFO) production of The Hills Run Red wrapped filming in Sofia and surrounding areas in early July.