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Cheap or giveaway DVDs support Czech film market
Czech film distributors and publishers have a new and growing source of revenue: cheap DVDs placed in newspapers, tabloids and life-style magazines.
Sony Pictures buys rights to Czech King of England film in US
One of the largest U.S. film distributors, Sony Pictures, has picked up rights for the Czech film I Served the King of England by director Jiří Menzel.
Czech cinemas headed for record year
Czech cinemas and Czech distributors expect record cinema attendance this year after more than 10 million people visited Czech cinemas through October - already a 1.4 million increase from 2006.
CME reports 3Q revenues rise 55 percent
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. reports net revenues for the third quarter were up 55% over the same period last yearto $174.8 million (€120.5 million), paced by strong performances in…
Seville Film Festival to screen 17 Czech productions
Czech cinema is the focus at the Seville Film Festival this week with no less than 17 Czech films to be featured in seven programme sections. Three sections will be…
Jihlava awards Sergey Lotnitza for his film Artel
Documentary director Sergey Lotnitza won the best Central and East European documentary award for his film Artel at the 11th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival which closed Sunday.
Jihlava doc festival offering films online
Films to be screened at the 11th International Festival of Documentary Films which opens today (Oct. 23) in Jihlava will be presented online for the first time via the Internet…
Prague loses another big-ticket Hollywood production
In another blow to the fortunes of the Czech Republic's film industry, production of fhe latest sequel of the Chronicles of Narnia franchise (www.narnia.com), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,…
Popularity of Vorel film High School surprises critics
Tomas Vorel´s new film High School (www.gymplfilm.cz) has grabbed third place among Czech viewers after its first two weeks of screening, surprising some critics.
British-Czech Taskovski Films tackles Serbia, Bosnia
Having made its reputation on two Czech films that have become international hits, British-Czech production company Taskovski Films is aggressively expanding its activities to include Serbia and Bosnia.
Czech Oscar choice tops domestic charts
Renowned Czech director Jiří Menzel´s film I Served the King of England, the country's entry for best foreign-language film at the Academy awards in February, is also the hottest-selling domestic…
Bontonfilm posts euro 1.2M profit in 2006
Czech film distributor Bontonfilm (www.bontonfilm.cz) reported net profit of 32.7 million crowns (euro 1.2 million) in 2006, reversing a 38.2 million crown loss from the previous year.
Czech market may see new DVD technology this year
The Czech video market will stay with the classical DVD format longer than elsewhere in Europe, partly because it’s still lucrative, says a top DVD distributor. But some films produced…
Czech film clubs organize Central European project
The Czech Film Clubs Association (www.acfk.ca) is sponsoring a project called Central Europe 2007 during which nine Central European-based films will be presented in 60 cinemas in 50 European cities…
Czech Republic names its Oscar contestant
The Czech Republic late Friday weighed in with its candidate for the Academy Awards competition. Director Jiří Menzel's new film, I Served the King of England, will be recommended to…
Prague cinema launches adopt-a-seat programme to raise funds
The managers of one of Prague's oldest cinemas are using a unique strategy to help foot the costs of renovation. Kino Svetozor (www.kinosvetozor), which opened in 1918, has launched an…
Two film workers accused of pirating Bathory film
A Prague court is hearing the case of two men accused of stealing a copy of renowned Slovak director Jakub Jakubisko's Bathory, Central Europe's most expensive home-grown film to date,…
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