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BUCHAREST: The number of subscribers for programmes retransmission rose in Romania in the first half of 2012 by 2.9% compared to the end of 2011, leading to a small increase in the revenues.

BUCHAREST: Following the shooting of Goltzius and the Pelican Company in Croatia, Peter Greenaway is eyeing  the possibility of shifiting to Romania for a feature inspired by the life of the celebrated native son artist Constantin Brancusi.

BUCHAREST: According to critics, new changes to regulations of TV ad buying in Romania would also impact upon other areas of TV and cable market, including limiting editorial control for cable TV operators. Proponents say changes are needed to fight corruption.

BUCHAREST: The Cinema City group (www.cinemacity.ro) has announced its first multiplex in the city of Ploiesti, which raises to 14 the number opened by the exhibitor nationwide to date.

BUCHAREST: Shooting for Eduardo Rodriguez's horror comedy Fright Night 2 started 25 November in Romania. 20th Century Fox (www.foxmovies.com) is producing with the Romania's Castel Film Studios (www.castelfilm.ro) providing services.

BUCHAREST: Moldavian writer/director Igor Cobileanski is developing a road movie comedy involving two friends from the republic of Moldavia who get into laughable situations as they try to get money to open their own business. Iuliana Tarnoveţchi is producing through Romania's Alien Film Production (www.alienfilm.ro).

BUCHAREST: The move by TV and internet market leader RCS & RDS (www.rcs-rds.ro) to remove the Discovery Channel (www.dsc.discovery.com) from its offerings on 23 November 2012, without informing its audience, has prompted a law preventing similar cut-offs.

BUCHAREST: The Romanian National Center for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro) will give 2,206,000 EUR (10m RON) in production and development grants in 2012. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2013.

BUCHAREST: Romanian born Paris-based director Anca Hirte is in postproduction with a bittersweet observational documentary In the Name of the Mayor.

Dr. Rudolf Scholten is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Film Institute Austria (www.filminstitut.at) and member of the Board of Executive Directors of Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG.