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Italians shoot Lithuanian documentary
Italian journalists Blasco Marotta and Maria Cristina di Toto are in Lithuania through July 27 to film a documentary aimed at attracting visitors to the Baltic state.
Lithuanian Radio and TV posts profits for 2007
Public broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT, www.lrt.lt ) reported net profits of LTL2,947 million (854,000 Euros) for 2007, compared with losses of 361,000 Euros in 2006.
Director Harlin scouts Lithuania for Mannerheim film
Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) has been scouting locations in Lithuania for a 10 million Euro film on the Finnish Marshall, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.
Lithuanian film receives first EURIMAGES grant
European Cinema Support fund EURIMAGES has awarded a €160,000 grant to the Lithuanian film project Low Lights (director Ignas Miskinis, producer Ieva Norviliene), the first EURIMAGES grant ever given to…
Lithuanian digital TV service expands
Lithuanian telecommunications company TEO announced expansion of its digital TV service Gala to reach 95% of the country's population. TEO expects to reach all households by the end of 2008.
TV3 CEO resigns
C21 Media reported that Ramunas Saucikovas, CEO of Lithuanian station TV3, will leave at the end of July. Saucikovas has served in the position for eight years. TV3 is owned…
Moonshot films in Lithuania
Baltic Film Services is providing local production assistance for the telefilm Moonshot. London-based Dangerous Films has partnered with the Discovery Channel, ITV, the History Channel, ProSieben, and TF1 to co-produce…
Lithuanian historical epic film planned for 2010
The Lithuanian Governmental Strategic Planning Committee has endorsed the idea of creating a big budget historical epic about the Battle of Grunwald entitled Zalgiris - the Day of Iron. The…
Lithuanian stars form political party
Lithuanian actors, musicians, and TV personalities gathered on May 18 to form a new political group, the National Awakening Party. However, with only 687 delegates, far short of the 1,000…
Viasat Baltics appoints new CEO
Vilma Marciuleviciute will head the Viasat digital satellite operations in the Baltics.
Lithuania boosts film funding by one-third in 2008
The Lithuanian Ministry of Culture is boosting the state film funding budget by one-third in 2008, according to the Lithuanian Film Council. During 2007, the Culture Ministry considered about 100…
Lithuanian director Giedre Beinoriute completes The Balcony
One of Lithuania's most promising young filmmakers, Giedre Beinoriute, has completed her new short feature, The Balcony, which is set for screening early next year.
Two Lithuanian shorts ready for release
Film studio Studija 2 is preparing for release two short features: Perl by director Laimantas Kairys and Intrigue of Reality directed by Justinas Lingys. Both films are produced by Arunas…
Zwick starts shooting of Defiance in Lithuania
Veteran Hollywood director Edward Zwick began shooting his new film Defiance in Lithuania last week. The film is budgeted at about $50 Million (€36.6 million).
Defiance filming in Lithuania at end of August
Defiance, a U.S. film directed by Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond), will begin filming in Lithuania at the end August for six weeks. Daniel Craig, hot off his success in Casino…
Baltic countries seeing future box office growth
Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are expected to face serious growth in film admissions, according to U.K.-based cinema business researchers Dodona Research (http://www.dodona.co.uk). They announced the results of their study, titled…
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