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BELGRADE: Domestic films dominate the box office in Serbia. Marko Sopić's The Team / Ekipa opened in second place in Serbia, just two weeks after Military Academy 5 / Vojna akademija 5 had a first place opening

BELGRADE: The newly founded Belgrade-based production company Firefly is about to start the construction of the Firefly Studios outside Belgrade, housing two 2,000 square metre sound stages and a smaller 800 square metre one with a water tank, as well as four hectares of backlot, production offices and related facilities. The whole area to be constructed occupies 12,000 square metres. The construction is expected to be completed in 2020.

BELGRADE: Goran Radovanović’s latest documentary The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater screens in the Between the Seas competition at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs 24 – 29 October 2019.

BELGRADE: Military Academy 5 / Vojna akademija 5 by Dejan Zečević was number one at the Serbian box office with nearly 47,754 admissions on 66 screens in the first seven days of its cinema distribution, grossing 16,198,076 RSD / 137,953 USD.

BELGRADE: The Russian/Serbian feature film Hotel Belgrade / Hotel Beograd directed by Konstantin Statskiy started shooting in the capital city of Serbia. This rom-com  is a sequel to the popular Russian TV series The Kitchen and Hotel Eleon, screened in more than 20 countries.

BELGRADE: The former director of Film Center Serbia Boban Jevtić has recently assumed the position of head of content and strategy at the newly-founded Belgrade based production company Firefly Production.

BELGRADE: Shooting on the feature film and TV series Bad Blood / Nečista krv based on the 1910 novel of famous classic Serbian writer Bora Stanković is scheduled to start in the summer of 2020. Both projects are produced by Serbia’s This and That Productions, which is currently looking for international coproducers, as Bad Blood will be one of the most expensive productions in the region.

BELGRADE: Four of the third season’s episodes of the CBS TV series SEAL Team directed by Christopher Chulack and starring David Boreanaz are currently shooting in Belgrade and its surroundings, two of which actually take place in the Serbian capital. Balkanic Media is servicing.

BELGRADE: Serbian writer/director Marina Radmilac is currently in postproduction with her debut feature Operation Opera /  Operacija Opera, in which one of the key roles is played by well-known French actor Denis Lavant. The film is a Serbian/Slovenian coproduction.

BELGRADE: Strahinja Savić is in production with Kreka, a documentary about the prominent Serbian production designer Miljen Klljaković Kreka. The doc features Johnny Depp, Barry Levinson, Vittorio Storaro, Emir Kusturica, Majid Majidi, Brian Helgeland, Slobodan Šijan, Goran Paskaljević, Goran Marković and Srđan Karanović, among others.