Barrandov Studio to split in two

Prague's Barrandov Studio (www.barrandovstudio.cz), one of the largest and oldest film companies in Central Europe, has announced it will split in two different companies.
30-08-2007

New Vorel film could be headed for cult status among teens

A new Czech comedy called High School (Gympl), which premiered last weekend at the "Fresh Film Fest" student film festival in Karlovy Vary, could be on its way to achieving…
27-08-2007

Czech television to produce 10 films in 2008

Česká televize (Czech television) has unveiled plans to invest more than 100 million crowns (€3.6 million) in about 10 new films in 2008.
24-08-2007

Barrandov opens new multifunctional area

Barrandov Studios in Prague has opened a new multifunctional area that will expand the existing modern storage and production space available for film projects.
23-08-2007

Czech comedy films on the rise

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…
21-08-2007

Czech student faces piracy charges over Simpsons film (update)

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…
20-08-2007

Cinema building boom advances in Central Europe

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.
17-08-2007

Latest Jan Hrebejk film to premiere Sept. 6

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…
15-08-2007

Czech authorities plan tax rebate law for films

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…
13-08-2007

Eastern Europe featured at EU Film Week in South Africa

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.
08-08-2007

IPTV competition heats up in Czech Republic

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…
07-08-2007

CME looks poised to bid for Top TV

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.
07-08-2007

Life becomes film for famous Czech prisoner

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…
01-08-2007

Budget cut hits Karlovy Vary

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,…
31-07-2007

EC endorses DVB-H standard for mobile TV

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.
30-07-2007

Summer Film School fest in Czech Republic focuses on elders

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…
25-07-2007

Czech film premieres competing with each other

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…
24-07-2007

Bond bolts out of Czech Republic

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)…
19-07-2007

Czech film fund cut faces multiple remedies

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…
18-07-2007