Famed Polish actor Gustaw Holoubek dies

Renowned Polish actor on both stage and screen Gustaw Holoubek died on March 6 at the age of 85. Holoubek acted in more than 50 films for cinema and television.…
06-03-2008

Zanussi starts shooting Polish-Ukrainian project

Shooting began Wednesday on a new film by renowned Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi called A Heart in Your Hand. It's the first Polish-Ukrainian co-production since the two countries signed a…
05-03-2008

TVN files complaint over subsidies for TVP

Private media group TVN SA is asking the European Commission to investigate whether its public competitor Telewizja Polska SA has unfair advantage due to state subsidies it receives. TVN says…
28-02-2008

Survey finds Katyn considered best Polish film ever

Even though Andrzej Wajda's Katyń did not win an Oscar, a new survey shows Poles think that it's the best Polish film of all time.
25-02-2008

Polish-British coprod Peter and the Wolf wins Oscar

The Polish-British co-production Peter and the Wolf an adaptation of the Sergei Prokofiev classic created by an international team of over 100 professionals, won an Oscar in the short animation…
24-02-2008

Stream sells Polish cable TV subsidiary to Penta

Stream Communications Network & Media Inc., a broadband cable company offering cable TV, Internet and VoIP services in Poland, has closed the sale of its Polish subsidiary to Penta Investments…
24-02-2008

Wajda in Los Angeles for Oscars

Polish director Andrzej Wajda has already left for Los Angeles, where his film Katyń is one of the five contenders for best foreign-language film at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony. Special…
21-02-2008

Film discovered about Polish Himalayan expedition in 1939

A film shot during a Polish expedition to the Himalayas at the outbreak of World War II was discovered recently in the archives of the British Film Institute in London,…
20-02-2008

Agora Group reports 2007 revenues up 12 percent

Polish media group Agora SA reported revenues for 2007 rose 12% from the previous year to 1.27 billion zloties (€356 million), just below analysts' expectations. Advertising sales were up 12.7%…
20-02-2008

Multikino to merge with Silver Screen in Poland

Polish media and entertainment group ITI Holdings SA has reached agreement with the owners of Silver Screen World Cinemas to merge its operations with those of its Multikino network of…
19-02-2008

Polish broadcaster TVN reports strong fourth-quarter results

Listed Polish broadcaster TVN turned in a strong fourth-quarter performance on Monday, buoyed by rising advertising sales in Poland's booming economy. Revenue in the last quarter of 2007 rose 29%…
18-02-2008

Polish thriller with Christopher Lambert shooting in Warsaw

A new international project from Ozumi Films backed mainly by Polish financing started shooting in Warsaw on Feb. 12 The Driver is a thriller about a passionate and obsessive relationship…
17-02-2008

Polsat Cyfrowy profits jump 125 percent

Digital television operator Polsat Cyfrowy posted a net profit of 122.3 million zloties (€33.9 million) during the first three quarters of 2007, or 125% above the same nine-month period in…
12-02-2008

Online cinema launches in Poland

Poland's first online cinema has become an instant success. The price of an online screening at Iplex (www.iplex.pl) is 8 zł (€1.50), half the price of a ticket in a…
11-02-2008

Poland, Russia inaugurate script competition

The Polish Film Institute and the legendary Russian studio Mosfilm have launched a script competition for the best work dealing with bilateral events after 1991. The winner will be awarded…
07-02-2008

Polishfilmclub: Polish cinema screened in Ireland

Activities to promote Polish films abroad continue to spread. The latest development is Polishfilmclub, which will be screening Polish cinema in various cities in Ireland such as Dublin, Cork, Cavan,…
07-02-2008

Poland signs memorandum on film cooperation with Ukraine

The Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl) has signed a memorandum with Ukraine to support mutual cooperation between their film industries. The first practical effect of the Feb. 5 agreement is a…
07-02-2008

Two Polish films set for European Film Market premieres

Two Polish films will have their international premieres during the European Film Market, which runs for nine days during the Berlinale. Distributor BooBoo films (www.booboofilms.pl) will be promoting the poetic…
06-02-2008

Katyn heads for international premiere

Katyń, a personal odyssey for renowned Polish director Andrzej Wajda about the massacre of Poles during World War II, is heading for its international premiere at the Berlinale boosted by…
05-02-2008

Katyn leads nominations for Polish Eagles

Andrzej Wajda's Katyń, an Academy Award nominee, led the list of nominations announced Monday (Feb. 4) for the 10th edition of the Eagles, the Polish equivalent of the Oscars. Katyń…
04-02-2008