Česká televize (Czech television) has unveiled plans to invest more than 100 million crowns (€3.6 million) in about 10 new films in 2008.
Barrandov Studios in Prague has opened a new multifunctional area that will expand the existing modern storage and production space available for film projects.
A Catfish Summer, a Czech comedy about a big-city, small-time hustler who finds adventure in a remote village in the middle of nowhere, represents a new trend in the Czech…
A 19-year-old Czech student was formally charged on Monday with illegally recording The Simpsons Movie and posting it on the Internet, marking the first such prosecution in a country plagued…
The number of cinema screens across Central Europe is set to rise to more than 3,000 by 2011, says a report by the U.K.-based film industry analysts Dodona Research.
Leading Czech director Jan Hrebejk will premiere the latest of his tragi-comedies, Teddy Bear (Medvidek), on Sept. 6. The film is co-produced by the Prague-based company Total HelpArt T.H.A., which…
Authorities are preparing to put the Czech Republic on a par with its Central European neighbors by establishing tax exemptions for foreign films - but not before 2009. The so-called…
Several films from Central and Eastern Europe will be shown at the EU Film Week in Durban, South Africa.The festival begins Aug. 17 and ends Aug. 23.
Volny (http://web.volny.cz ), a telecommunications company in the Czech Republic, has announced the launch of its new IPTV service. Titled Volny TV, the service offers 40 foreign and national stations…
Central European Media Enterprises looks poised to bid for Czech TV channel Top TV as part of a renewed acquisition spree according to media analysts.
Jiri Kajinek, the most famous Czech prisoner of all time, will be celebrated in a Czech feature thriller called Kajinek, with a €1.4 million budget. Ivan Fila, a Golden Globe…
Just as the Czech film fund recently faced a budget cut that still needs to be fully resolved, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is also suffering a budget cut,…
The European Commission has endorsed a standard for digital video broadcasting backed by Nokia called DVB-H for use as the single European standard for mobile TV.
Vaclav Havel, a writer and former Czech president, paid a visit to the 33rd Summer Film School (www.lfs.cz) in the Moravian town of Uherske Hradiste (July 20 to 29) to…
According to the leading Prague-based newspaper Hospodarske noviny, increased competition between Czech Republic films will be occurring soon due to the highest number of Czech films currently being produced in…
The 22nd James Bond movie, which is currently untitled, will not be filmed in the Czech Republic like its predecessor. The 2006 Casino Royale was filmed at Barrandov Studios (www.barrandov.com)…
After criticism from a huge cut in state film funding, Mirek Topolanek, the Prime Minster of the Czech Republic, has promised €3.5 million of state money for Czech filmmakers later…

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