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BUCHAREST: Almost half of the 20 Romanian premieres expected in 2014, are debut or second films, with most of the films receiving support from the National Centre for Cinema. Films by Nae Caranfil, Florin Şerban and Andrei Gruzsnicki will also hit the domestic screens in 2014.

BUCHAREST: Romanian producer Alexandru Iclozan passed away after a long illness at age 62.

ZAGREB: Domestic admissions for Croatian films reached a high of 443,539 in 2013, up from 326,455 in 2012 and 108,386 in 2011. Admissions for domestic films are almost 15 times higher than they were 20 years ago.

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.