TV2 wins Champion League

Hungarian commercial channel TV2 (www.tv2.hu) has landed rights to broadcast weekly Champions League matches for the next three years.
03-05-2009

Production: Zombie Age in preproduction

Academy Award nominated Hungarian director Geza M. Toth (Maestro) is in preproduction with the animated feature film The Zombie Age.
28-04-2009

Production: Colorado Kid in postproduction

The Hungarian-British co-production Colorado Kid, the debut feature from film critic Andras Vagvolgyi B, has moved into postproductionin England.
23-04-2009

Hungary saw small 2008 ad revenue increase

TV advertising income at Hungarian stations rose just 2% in 2008, to 239 million Euros,
22-04-2009

Zone Europe leaves Hungary

Art house film TV channel Zone Europe (www.hu.zoneeuropa.tv) will cancel its broadcast in Hungary from May 1 and will focus on its Polish TV channel.
19-04-2009

Production: Meszaros wraps Hope

Cannes, Berlin, and Venice winner Marta Meszaros has finished shooting Hope, her first film since 2004's The Unburied Man, producer Erika Tarr told FNE.
16-04-2009

Production: Magic Boys in preproduction

Director Robert Koltai (Colossal Sensation, Train Keeps a Rollin') is in preproduction with Magic Boys, an international co-production starring Michael Madsen and Adrian Paul.
15-04-2009

Production: Sports murder doc planned

A documentary about the tragic death of well-known handball player Marian Cozma is being filmed in Hungary, producer Gabor Kalomista told FNE.
14-04-2009

SPI distirbution agreement with Forum Film Hungary

Forum Film Hungary has picked up theatrical distribution rights to SPI International's stable of acquired films in Hungary.
13-04-2009

PRODUCTION: Erdelyi’s Security in preproduction

Daniel Erdelyi's second feature film, Security, is in preproduction, the director told FNE, with filming planned for the first half of 2010.
08-04-2009

Szomjas preps new film

Director Gyorgy Szomjas (The Sun Street Boys, Vagabond) is in preproduction with Against the Eastern Wind (Szemben a keleti szellel), for an October shoot, the director told FNE.
06-04-2009

Hungarian funds for scriptwriting announced

The Board of the Motion Picture Section of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary (www.nka.hu) announced its latest funding decisions on March 31, covering scriptwriting and digitalization of films.
01-04-2009

Tivoli's Vespa in preproduction

The Hungarian-Serbian feature film Vespa from director Diana Groo is in preproduction and the shooting will start at the end of June.
29-03-2009

The Land of Wonders in postproduction

The Croatian-Hungarian co-production feature film The Land of Wonders (U zemlji cudesa) from director Dejan Sorak is now in postproduction.
26-03-2009

Besa in postproduction

The Serbian-Hungarian-French-Croatian-Slovenian co-production Besa by Srdjan Karanovic is in post-production, Hungarian producer Denes Szekeres told FNE.
25-03-2009

Poligamy in preproduction

Denes Orosz begins filming his directorial debut Poligamy for production house Skyfilm on June 15.
18-03-2009

Debt wraps first Hungarian shoot

Miramax's The Debt, directed by John Madden and starring Helen Mirren, completed the first of two filming sequences in Hungary.
17-03-2009

Hungarian filmmaker Bacsó dies

Hungarian director and screenwriter Péter Bacsó died March 11 at age 81.
17-03-2009

New Mafilm studio construction underway

Construction of a new Mafilm studio in Fot, replacing a studio destroyed by fire two years ago, began in February.
16-03-2009

Hungarian Istanbul in preproduction

Rising young Hungarian director Ferenc Torok (Overnight) has signed on to make Istanbul, a Hungarian-Dutch-Turkish-German co-production.
11-03-2009