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BUDAPEST: Nimrod Antal (Kontroll, Vacancy, Predators) has been lured back to Hungary ten years after making his 2003 international breakthrough (and debut) movie Kontroll  to create a promotional film to attract local audiences to Hungarian films.

BUDAPEST Hungarian director János Szász’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival winner The Notebook opened last weekend (18 September 2013) with 25 copies in Hungary.

BUDAPEST: The European Commission approved the continuation of Hungary’s tax rebate system for films through 31 December 2019. Production companies can claim 20 percent of costs under the scheme.

BUDAPEST: Weekend, the Hungarian winner of the International Hartley-Merrill Screenwriting Award, will begin a seven-week shoot on locations in Budapest, rural Hungary and in Transylvania in Romania in mid-October.

BUDAPEST: Ferenc Török (Istambul, Overnight, Moscow Square) starts his six-week romantic comedy shoot for Nobody's Island 27 August, mostly in Budapest with some seaside locations.

 

BUDAPEST: Csaba Fazekas (Boldog születésnapot!) is shooting his second feature, Swing, a musical comedy inspired by Hungarian hits. The story is driven by three desperate women who join together to turn their lives around, mixing jazzy beats with drama.

BUDAPEST: György Pálfi (Taxidermia, Hukkle) has moved into the final stages of preproduction for a September 2013 start date on the mega-production Toldi.

BUDAPEST: Hungarian exhibitor Cineuova will launch distribution activities in July 2013, company CEO Dániel Maresch told FNE.

BUDAPEST: Budapest native Andrea Taschler trained as a dramaturg but was talked into working in film production. She started out as an assistant director in 2000, moving up the ranks to location manager, production manager, line producer and finally producer on the 2010 critically acclaimed film Bibliothèque Pascal

BUDAPEST: The new NBC series Dracula is shooting the pilot and all ten episodes in Budapest, with filming scheduled to continue until the beginning of summer. 

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