WARSAW: The Polish government has proposed a levy on streaming giants as a part of its anti-crisis shield that was submitted to the Parliament this week for approval.

WARSAW: Anna Nagler has been appointed to oversee the development and production of Netflix productions in the CEE region (Central and Eastern Europe). She previously worked at Watchout Studio and HBO.

WARSAW: Patryk Vega has downplayed the government's recommendations during the coronavirus pandemic and continued shooting his still-untitled film about a teenage prostitution ring scandal that shook Poland.

WARSAW: Wojciech Smarzowski is developing a drama under the working title W2. The development process has not been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shooting is planned for 2020 in Poland and Latvia.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported 10 new feature projects with over 25.2 m PLN / 5.5 m EUR. The grants were awarded in the first session of funding in 2020.

WARSAW: Polish Film Institute's director Radosław Śmigulski awarded 187 grants to filmmakers seeking financial support. The Polish Film Institute received a total of 281 applications for financial help within ten days of the launch of the support programme in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

WARSAW: The Polish-produced US box office hit Love and Mercy: Faustina, which has made over 3.4 m USD in admissions worldwide, is available for streaming for 30 days in April in around 35 territories worldwide.

WARSAW: The Polish Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński has announced a new support programme for artists, creators and institutions that cannot carry out their artistic activities due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has introduced a system of advances, non-returnable financial assistance, and everyday assistance, including 300 dinners delivered daily to filmmakers under the highest risk of coronavirus.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute has announced that the minority coproduction fund will support eight international projects with over 1.2 m EUR / 5.5 m PLN.

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