Bulgaria's new Minister of Culture promises a film fund

Bulgaria's new minster of culture Vezhdi Rashidov, the new Bulgarian minister of culture, has appointed former National Film Centre (NFC, www.nfc.bg) director Dimitar Dereliev as a vice-minister.
09-08-2009

Bulgarian antitrust commission allows TV channel acquisition

The New Bulgarian Media Group Holding (NBMGH) owned by the former head of the Bulgarian State Lottery Irena Krusteva has been allowed to acquire cable operator Balkan Bulgarian Television (BBT)…
05-08-2009

Zift wins at Bulgarian film awards

Javor Gardev's radical neo noir Zift was awarded "best film" of the year during an official ceremony on July 30 at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.
02-08-2009

Bulgarian TV stations cope with ad market decline

A TNS/TV Plan survey shows the Bulgarian TV advertising market has decreased 8.6% in the first half of 2009, to 151 million Euros, compared with the same period in 2008.
30-07-2009

CME signs WB deal

Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www.cetv-net.com) announced that it signed a multi-year output deal for Warner Bros TV (www.timewarner.com) series and feature films for CME's Bulgarian station, PRO.BG.
02-07-2009

Bulgarian company wins digital TV tender

Hannu Pro Bulgaria has been selected from a field of six bidders for the tender to build digital TV networks in Bulgaria.
25-06-2009

Austrian firm acquires stake in Bulgarian channel

Austrian media company Stevia Communications will buy a 50% stake in TV Evropa, a Bulgarian news channel.
22-06-2009

Green light for Bulgarian feature projects

Six film productions and five projects in development have been chosen to receive 2.1 million Euros in support from Bulgarian state funds.
18-06-2009

Production: Ao in rehearsals in Sofia

French directorJacques Malaterre is in Sofia rehearsing the UGC YMhigh budget epic fictionAo: The Last Neanderthal based on Marc Klapczynski's book Aô, Ancient Man.
11-06-2009

New Bulgarian NFC director

Alexander Donev was elected as the new executive director of the Bulgarian National Film Centre on May 27 by a committee of 11 members.
01-06-2009

Nu Boyana Film Studios Helmers in Cannes As Studio Reports Strong Start to 2009

Bulgaria's Nu Boyana Film Studios (http://nuboyana.com/) continues to be one of the busiest studio facilities in Europe attracting a steady stream of 10 to 12 international productions a year that…
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Eastern Plays bows in Cannes

Shot in five weeks in Sofia and Istanbul, Kamen Kalev's debut Eastern Plays, a look at Sofia's underground youth life, screens at Director's Fortnight before its fall release in Bulgaria.
06-05-2009

EFP Producer on the Move: Bulgaria's Ilian Djevelekov

A trip to Cuba in 2002 was the inspiration for naming Miramar, the production company founded by 42-year-old Ilian Djevelekov and co-owners Matey Konstantinov and Georgy Dimitrov.
03-05-2009

Bulgarian ad market in decline

The Association of Bulgarian Advertising Agencies (http://www.arabulgaria.org/) reports that the Bulgarian media market fell 20% during the first quarter of 2009.
14-04-2009

Kliment Denchev dies in Montreal

The beloved Bulgarian actor, storyteller, artist, animator and writer Kliment Denchev died on March 29 at age 69 in Montreal.
05-04-2009

Bulgarian Ministry of Culture Denies Film Funding Cuts

The Bulgarian Ministry of Culture has denied allegations by the head of the National Film Council of Bulgaria that it intends to cut film funding in 2009 by nearly 59%.
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A Place With No Windows starts shooting in Sofia

Writer/actor/director Ivailo Hristov is mid-way through a six-week spring shooting schedule (along with one week in autumn) on his newest immigration story A Place With No Windows.
30-03-2009

Weir to shoot in Bulgaria through April

Having started principal photography of his World War II film "The Way Back" on February 23, six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir intends to work in Sofia for another month.
25-03-2009

Sunny Side’s 6th documentary film co-production meeting is a success

After gatherings in New York, Toronto, Washington, Montreal and London, Sunny Side of the Doc held its 6th co-production Rendezvous in Sofia, Bulgaria, March 11 to 14, 2009.
23-03-2009

Bulgarian Film Industry Faces Threat of Major Funding Cuts

The recent renaissance of Bulgarian film will grind to a halt if the government goes ahead with the planned cuts to subsidies of 59% in 2009.
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