FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival Competition: In The Name Of The Devil

Inspired by true events, director and screenwriter Barbara Sass creates a film about crossing the limits of faith and madness behind the walls of a nunnery, In the Name of…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: TV4 Picks up British Reality Format

Polish private broadcaster TV4 has commissioned the first season of Czysta Chata, a Polish version of the British reality show, How Clean Is Your House.

UPC to Acquire Aster

Liberty Global (www.lgi.com), the owner of UPC (www.upc.pl) cable net, is planning to buy Aster (www.aster.pl) for 2.4 million PLN. MID Europa Partners LLP (www.mideuropa.com) investment fund will sell 100%…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Poland

WARSAW: The Polish television market has grown into a dynamic source of original and adapted content, blazing a path for other CEE territories in shaping formats to fit local tastes.…

Polanski Tapped for Gdynia Lifetime Award

Poland's national film festival taking place in Gdynia 6-11 June 2011(www.fpff.pl) will bestow its Lifetime Achievement Award on Roman Polanski.

Revenues Up at Polsat

WARSAW: Revenues from advertising and sponsorship at Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat (www.polsat.pl) grew 3.6 % in the first quarter of 2011, double the growth on the Polish market as a…

Falk's Joanna Joins Moscow Competition

Joanna by Polish director Feliks Falk will screen in the Main Competition of the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival (June 23 -July 2, 2011). It will be the film's international…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: TVP Picks Up Austrian Format

WARSAW: Public broadcaster TV Polska (TVP) is working on a Polish adaptation of Commisar Rex, the popular Austrian crime series about a German shepherd police dog. The shoot for the…

New Award for Experimental Polish Film

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute (PFI, www.pisf.pl) and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (MSN, www.artmuseum.pl) are establishing a new award for experimental films and unconvential films projects. The…

FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: TVP reports strong interest from buyers in Cannes

CANNES: Polish pubcaster TVP reported a number of deals and festival invitations during the Cannes IFF film market this year.
21-05-2011 m

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: ATM Grupa Announces First Quarter Increase

WARSAW: ATM Grupa, the biggest independent film and television producer in Poland, noted a 9.4% increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2011 due to a significant rise in…

Poland Sets Deadline for Analogue TV

The Polish government announced that all Polish analogue transmitters will be shut down by 31 July 2013.

PRODUCTION: September Eleven 1638 Shooting in Romania

WARSAW: Filming on the Italian-Polish-Turkish coproduction September Eleven 1638 (previously titled Battle Of Vienna), one of the biggest European projects of the year, began 2 May 2011 in Romania.

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Canal + Increases Polish Content

WARSAW: As a part of its new strategy in Poland, Canal + will increase its support of local series and film co-productions, station executives told FNE.

FilmBox Launches Polish Music Channel

WARSAW: Poland's FilmBox group launches Kino Polska Muzyka, the first music-film TV channel in Poland, on 16 May 2011. It joins the niche family of channels FilmBox operates in Poland,…

TVN Reports Q1 Loss

WARSAW: Despite a 6.5% revenue increase, Polish commercial broadcaster TVN (www.tvn.pl) recorded a loss of EUR 10 million for the first quarter of 2011, compared with profit of EUR 16…

Cinema City Plans Lubin Multiples

Exhibitor Cinema City announced it has signed a lease agreement for a 10-screen multiplex at the Gala mall in Lubin, Poland. The cinema is expected to open in 2015. Cinema…

PRODUCTION: Blind Watching Begins Filming

Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski began principal photography on Blind Watching in Portugal on 12 May 2011. The €2.05 million film is his first English language film. Jakimowski directed the acclaimed…

Polish TV Brings a Strong Line-up to the Cannes Market

Poland's acclaimed public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP, www.tvp.pl) brings an impressive selection of feature films to the Cannes Marche du Film (11-22 May 2011), with a stand in the Village…

Gdynia Film Fund Supports Six New Projects

The regional Gdynia Film Fund (www.ckgdynia.pl) announced its 2011 grants. The fund will finance six productions with a total of 700,000 PLN (178,000 EUR) to support the local film industry.