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BUCHAREST: The opening record for an independent domestic film (10,200 admissions) set by Iulia Rugină’s debut feature Love Building has convinced producers Dragoş Bucur, Dorian Boguţă and Alexandru Papadopol to start developing a sequel.

FNE spoke to Nana Janelidze, appointed to run the Georgian National Film Center in March 2013, about her goals for restoring cinemas and moving ahead with the development of Georgian cinema.

ZAGREB: Nearly 200,000 EUR was awarded in coproductions and development grants in the latest round, announced on 9 October 2013.

BUCHAREST: A report released by Zenith Optimedia forecasts that the Romanian ad market will drop 3.6 percent before finally recovering in 2014.

BUCHAREST: Child's Pose by Călin Peter Netzer will be distributed in American cinemas by Zeitgeist Films starting 19 February 2014.

BUCHAREST: John Boorman, who started shooting Queen and Country in Shepperton, England, is set to continue production in Romania on 9 October 2013 with Castel Film providing facilities.

BUCHAREST/BUDAPEST: Viacom Media Networks (http://www.viacom.com/), the largest portfolio of ad-supported cable networks in the United States in terms of audience share, cut a deal with the communication operator RCS&RDS (www.rcs-rds.ro) to launch Comedy Central Extra (www.comedycentral.com) and Nickelodeon (www.nickelodeon.tv) in Romania and Hungary starting October 2013.

BUCHAREST: Global satellite company SES is planning additional launches for the DTH platform Orange TV which was launched in Romania by SES and the communication company Orange in June 2013.

BUCHAREST: Nine Romanian features made by Corneliu Porumboiu, Tudor Cristian Jurgiu and Bogdan Mustaţă are opening in Romanian theatres this autumn. Romanian film has been a big prize winner at international festivals over the past few years but until recently with a few exceptions this has failed to translate into local box office success but the large number of autumn releases signals that this is set to change.

BUCHAREST: Iulia Rugină's debut feature Love Building set a record for a Romanian independent production, with 10,206 admissions and box office of 35,300 EUR/158,000 RON on its opening weekend, close to double the film’s 20,000 EUR budget