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SOFIA: Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has appointed Pavel Stanchev as CEO of BTV, its main Bulgarian TV channel. Stanchev will move to the new post on 1 February 2014.

ZAGREB: Croatian multimedia artist, short film director and cinematographer Ivan Ladislav Galeta passed away after a short illness at age 67.

ZAGREB: The third season of the TV series Borgia is shooting on location in Croatia from 7 to 21 January 2014, before moving to Italy after 113 days in Czech Republic.

BUCHAREST: After five years decrease, the Romanian ad market is poised to grow by 1.9% according to ZenithOptimedia.

BUCHAREST: Stelian Tănase has been voted unanimously by the Parliament to become the acting general director at the public television (TVR).

ZAGREB: Sixteen feature films were produced in Croatia in 2013, a record in the history of Croatian cinema, with 12 of them supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.

BUCHAREST: Following a protest by filmmakers, the Council of Administration of the National Centre of Cinema set the deadline for grant contest applications to 23 December 2013.

BUCHAREST: Leading Romanian filmmakers are urging the president-general director of the National Centre of Cinema to annul the decision to postpone until 14 February 2014 the deadline of application for the only grants contest in 2013.

BUCHAREST: Romania’s National Liberal Party (PNL) has assigned Gigel Sorinel Ştirbu to the post of Minister of Culture. He replaces Daniel Barbu who resigned on 12 December 2013.

BUCHAREST: Daniel Barbu, Romania’s Minister of Culture, resigned on 12 December 2013 after a public statement in which he noted that the budget of the HIV/AIDS programme is half of the budget of the Ministry of Culture.