BUCHAREST: International channels have been flickering on and off in a hustle for broadcast licenses but several victors are now set for launch in autumn in the wake of rulings by the National Audiovisual Council of Romania.

BUCHAREST: The second feature of Florin Şerban (If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle) starts shooting on 12 August. 

ZAGREB: The Croatian Ministry of Culture  and the city government are investing 1,655,210 EUR/12,477,500 HRK into the digitalization of 29 independent cinemas from 18 counties and 27 towns over the next two months.

The effort is part of the National Program of Audiovisual Activities 2010-2014 and a strategic project launched by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the Ministry of Culture with support from local governments.

BUCHAREST: Directed by Daniel Barber and starring Sam Worthington, this Civil War drama began shooting in June and is expected to wrap this week. Romania's MediaPro Studios is providing facilities.

BUCHAREST: Acclaimed Romanian New Wave writer/director Cristi Puiu, has announced a shoot date of November 1for Sierra-Nevada, a feature about a family reunion.

BUCHAREST: With the opening of Cine Grand Botoşani which set up shop in Uvertura Mall in this northeastern Romanian city of 100,000 on 12 July, the company marks its first local multiplex.

ZAGREB: The cash rebate scheme implemented in January 2012 and the fact that Croatia joined the EU on 1 July 2013 is expected to boost international productions including coproductions and those using local services only.

BUCHAREST: Wild Bunch is handling international sales for the new film by writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu.

BUCHAREST: MediaPro Distribution has sold the formats of the Romanian and Croatian telenovelas Numai iubirea/Only Love and Larin izbor/Lara's Choice to Mexican Televisa, the biggest media company in Latin America.

BUCHAREST: With 103,352 admissions Călin Peter Netzer's family drama launched on 8 March 2013 became the most successful Romanian film in the last 11 years. The box office of 275,342EUR/1,224,763RON makes it the most successful Romanian film in the last 20 years.

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