TBILISI: The new feature film by Tinatin Kajrishvili is currently in its final financing process. Citizen Saint will be a Georgian/Swedish/German coproduction with shooting set for autumn 2018.
ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 452,116 EUR / 3,395,000 HRK as production grants for minority coproductions, and script development and project development support for TV productions.
BUCHAREST: Writers/directors Gabi Virginia Șarga and Cătălin Rotaru are in preproduction with their first feature film, Thou Shalt Not Kill / Să nu ucizi aka Primum Non Nocere.
FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their lineup, their best marketing campaigns developed for different windows and what advice they would give to a new distributor.
This month we speak with Ondřej Šír, the director of Kino Jitřenka. Located in Semily, in the northern part of the Czech Republic (not far from the Polish border), the cinema is well integrated in the life of the 8,000 residents of the town. It scored 30,000 viewers in 2016. The activity of the cinema is intertwined with film education, film practice (students learning filmmaking) and live transmissions. The cinema even organises a small festival, Fokus Fest.
BUCHAREST: Anca Damian is in preproduction with a new long animated film, The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona / Extraordinara calatorie a Maronei, which is a coproduction between Romania, France and Belgium.
BUCHAREST: The second season of the most popular series produced by HBO Europe in Romania Shadows / Umbre will open simultaneously on 12 November 2017 in all 19 European countries where HBO operates. The Polish drama The Pack / Wataha directed by Kasia Adamik and Jan P. Matuszyński is also returning for a second season, launching day-and-date across HBO Europe on 15 October 2017.
BUCHAREST: Wide Management sold the psychological drama Pororoca by Romanian writer/director Constantin Popescu to China, Spain, ex-Yugoslavia, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay, following its premiere in the main competition of the San Sebastian FF, which wrapped 30 September 2017. The film won the best actor prize for Bogdan Dumitrache.
BUCHAREST: Doina Gradea was confirmed by the Romanian Parliament as acting general manager of the Romanian public broadcaster (SRTV) after the rejection of the activity report on 2016 and thus the dissolution of the Council of Administration led by the former general manager Irina Radu.
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