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BUCHAREST: Romtelecom will begin airing Shorts TV and Comedy Central Extra on 11 February 2013 as part of the company’s revamped visual identity.

BUCHAREST: The National Audiovisual Center of Romania launched a petiton protesting the declining level of Romanian media on 23 January 2013. Over 13,600 people have signed the petition to date.

BUCHAREST: Director/writer/producer Şerban Georgescu is currently in production with a 52 minute documentary about a Romanian village with 5,000 inhabitants and almost 1,000 tractors.

BUCHAREST: Beta Cinema signed deals for the Berlinale Golden Bear and FIPRESCI winner Child's Pose (Poziţia copilului) by Călin Peter Netzer with France and Germany.


BUCHAREST: Miss Country Girl/Miss fata de la ţară, created and produced by Media Factory for the Romanian channel Prima TV, will be produced in Thailand in spring 2013. The 13 episodes of the first season are set to premiere on Channel 3.

VALLETTA: Rebecca Cremona will shoot the second half of her debut feature film Simshar. Crowd funding (www.indiegogo.com/simshar) has been launched as the film prepares for its final weeks of production.

ZAGREB: Macedonian director Svetozar Ristovski is in the midst of location scouting and casting for his third feature Lazar, a coproduction between Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria and France.

VALLETTA: Katryna Samut-Tagliaferro is in development with Moo, a film about a girl, Lily, and her best friend, a cow, through Film Production in Malta.

BUCHAREST: The National Audiovisual Council of Romania approved licence for two new channels, the news channel Realitatea Plus and Black Sea TV.

BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu's first feature A Month in Thailand has been sold by MPM Film to France, where it will be distributed by Epicentre Films in the second half of 2013.