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BUCHAREST: Belgian director Benny Vandendriessche is in preparation with his debut feature, Drift, a low-budget film planned to shoot entirely in Romania 10 - 25 September 2012 and for three weeks in January 2013. Romanian company 4Proof Film (www.4prooffilm.ro) is providing services.

BUCHAREST: Participants at the second edition of the Golden Carpathian (www.goldencarpathian.com) film market have scored a number of sales during the event which was held in Bucharest from 23 to 26 August 2012.

BUCHAREST: Polish director Katarzyna Priwieziencew’s Hel has won the top prize for best pitch at the Golden Carpathian film market held in Bucharest.  Hel is an a feature film produced by Amondo Films (www.amondofilms.com) and is currently in postproduction.

BUDAPEST: Ferenc Moldovanyi (Another Planet) is working on a creative documentary about the veteran American film critic Ron Holloway who died in 2009 at age of 76.

BUCHAREST: Diana Munteanu (23) is shooting her first long documentary by the Danube Delta. Sulina:Trapped in Paradise (working title) is a Romanian-Polish coproduction set to be finished next year.

BUCHAREST: Dan Piţa (Stone Wedding) is in early preproduction with a cinematic adaptation of Romanian writer Panait Istrati’s 1923 novella Chira Chiralina.

BUCHAREST: Austrian actor Christoph Waltz is set to star in The Zero Theorem directed by Terry Gilliam, with shooting planned to start at MediaPro Studios (www.mediaprostudios.com) in October 2012.


BUCHAREST: Şerban Marinescu is in preproduction with The Woman with the Black Necktie, a comedy set to be shot in Greece and Romania in autumn. Negotiations with Greek coproducer Metavision are underway.

BUCHAREST: The Administration Council of TVR (www.tvr.ro) will cease broadcasting TVR Cultural and TVR Info in an attempt to recover its 133 m EUR debt. TVR3 will continue, but without any budget.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Juraj Nvota is in preproduction for a winter 2012 shoot of his film Hostage, which was originally scheduled to go into production in spring.