Magyar Telekom plans market expansion

Magyar Telekom ( ), the leading telecom provider in Hungary, plans to strengthen its position in the pay-TV market, with the goal of becoming the country's market leader.

New mobile provider could enter Hungarian market

The National Media and Telecommunications Authority (NMHH, plans to sell the 450 MHz band in Hungary in 2010. The deputy chief of the Authority, Gábor Mátrai, explained that the…

Rófusz introduces holiday-themed animation series

SOPRON: Academy Award winning animator, Ferenc Rófusz presented his new series Hoppi Holidays, now in pre-production, at the Cartoon Forum ( ) in Sopron, Hungary 14-17 September. His animation series…

The Borgias take over Korda Studios

Showtime's series recounting the historic court intrigues of Italy's Borgia dynasty, starring Jeremy Irons, has filled out 50 percent of Hungary's Korda Studios for production.

Cartoon Forum prepares for 700 delegates

Cartoon Forum, the coproduction forum for animation series which is being held in Sopron Hungary September 14-17, is gearing up for 700 delegates from 33 countries, including 230 buyers.

Womb picked up for North American release

Womb, from Hungarian writer/director Benedek Fliegauf, has been picked up for distribution in North America by Olive Film. World sales agent Match Factory ( announced that the film will have…

Hungarian 3D animation Egill in production

Áron Gauder, director of the internationally successful feature animation, Nyócker (The District) is in an advanced phase of his new project, a 3D animation with a complex visual world, Egill,…

SPI signs Hungarian cable deal

A distribution agreement has been concluded between the film channel operator SPI International and the television channel distribution company Tematik Kábel.

FNE interview with the President of Hungarian Motion PIcture Foundation. Zoltán Kőrösi

Distribution is the weakest point of the Hungarian film industry - says the new president of the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation in his interview. Instead of 25-31 films per year…

Hungarian ticket prices rise

Hungarian ticket prices and sales rose in the first half of 2010, while the number of screenings declined, according to

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Exit in preproduction

Balázs Lóth is in preproduction with his feature debut Exit, a dark Hungarian psycho-thriller in preproduction about a witness suffering of amnesia who has to search his memory to unveil…

PRODUCTION: Magic Boys nears end of shooting

Magic Boys, which stars Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones, will complete filming after two more shoots in London and Budapest. The film, directed by Róbert Koltai, is being shot mainly…

PRODUCTION: Miklauzic film in post-production

Hungarian director Bence Miklauzic (Sleepwalkers, 2002) and is in post-production with his second full length feature, Children of the Green Dragon (A zöld sárkány gyermekei). The theatrical release is planned…

Puskás feature in preproduction

Legendary Hungarian soccer player, Ferenc Puskás is the protagonist of an ambitious feature project which is planned to be finished in 2012. Producer Ádám Neményi told that the script…

Weekend postponed

The shooting of Weekend by director Áron Mátyássy (winner of the main prize of the Hungarian Film Week with his first feature Utolsó idők / Last Times), is postponed until…

PRODUCTION: Nagy lands lead in Paw

Hungarian actor Ervin Nagy (Chameleon) will play the main role in Robert Pejó's new feature, Paw (Mancs). According to producer László Kántor, Nagy was chosen over Jean Reno and Christopher…

Mirage heads to CineLink

Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu's Mirage will be present at the CineLink market in Sarajevo (

MEDIAWAVE announces film workshop

MEDIAWAVE Foundation is organising its 19th annual Passport Control Film workshop from July 30 to August 7 in Kisharsány, Southern Hungary.

Two Hungarian film projects presented in Paris

Szabolcs Hajdu's (Bibliotheque Pascal, White Palm) Mirage and Bálint Kenyeres's (The History of Aviation) Hier (Tegnap) have been selected for the co-production forum and development platform organised by the Paris…

PRODUCTION: Istanbul begins filming in July

Hungarian director Ferenc. Török's film Istanbul, the story of a middle aged woman who is abandoned by her husband, begins filming in Istanbul July 12 for a 13 day shoot.…