FESTIVALS: Polish Fest Reveals Competition Films

GDYNIA: The Polish Film Festival, taking place in Gdynia 6-11 June 2011, under its new artistic director Michał Chaciński, annouonced 12 titles selected for the main competition. The selection includes…

ATM Grupa Sells Ranch for Russian Remake

WARSAW: Polish production company ATM Grupa (www.atmgrupa.pl) told FNE that it is in advanced negotiations to sell the format license of its popular comedy series Ranch, which broadcasts on Polish…

Juliusz Braun to Head TVP

Poland's National Broadcasting Chamber (KRRiT,.www.krrit.gov.pl) has confirmed the appointment of Juliusz Braun as president of Polish public broadcaster TVP (www.tvp.pl) beginning 6 May 2011.

EFP Producer On The Move: Lukasz Dzieciol

European Film Promotion's (EFP) Polish Producer on the Move Łukasz Dzięcioł is one of the youngest and most successful film professionals in Poland. Thanks to his experience in the American…

PRODUCTION: TVP Series Higher Power in Production

WARSAW: ATM Grupa (www.atmgrupa.pl) is producing an original new series, Higher Power, a comedy that will explore the spiritual life of Poles. Polish public broadcaster TVP (www.tvp.pl) has commissioned one…

PRODUCTION: Alvernia Producing Hollywood's Arbitrage

KRAKOW: Alvernia Studios, one of the most modern Polish film studios, is co-producing and investing in Arbitrage, a drama starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth.

PRODUCTION: Kolski in Production with Kill the Beaver

WARSAW: Acclaimed Polish director Jan Jakub Kolski is currently filming his 14th film, Kill The Beaver. Shooting started in Popielawy near Lodz at the beginning of April 2011 and will…

EP2C Postproduction Workshop Set for Warsaw

WARSAW: EP2C (www.ep2c.com) has announced a one-week postproduction workshop to be held in Warsaw 4-9 October 2011 for producers and post-production supervisors.

FESTIVALS: TVP Films Screen in Copenhagen

WARSAW: Andrzej Żuławski is in the center of this year's edition of the CPH PIX, the Copenhagen International Film Festival taking place between 14 April - 1 May 2011. The…

Cyfrowy Polsat Completes Acquisition of Polsat TV

WARSAW: Cyfrowy Polsat Group has completed its purchase of Polsat Televison (www.polsat.pl), acting upon a 15 November 2010 letter of intent, buying 2,369,467 shares for 3.75 million PLN (EUR 951,237).…

Pimp My Ride by Coca-Cola Zero Arrives in Poland

DISCOP BUDAPEST (www.discop.com) reports that MTV Networks Poland, and Coca-Cola Poland Services are collaborating on the project Pimp My Ride by Coca-Cola Zero, the first Polish edition of the international…

TVN Picks Up Everybody Loves Raymond Format

WARSAW: Leading Polish private broadcaster TVN has bought the licence to the American hit sitcom format Everybody Loves Raymond.

Polish Film Festivals Announce New Association

WARSAW: The directors of main Poland's leading film festivals signed a 19 April 2011 co-operation agreement to further develop and raise the level of Polish film events.

New Distributor on Polish Market

WARSAW: Lancelot Media Distribution announced a 6 May 2011 launch on the Polish market. Founder and artistic director Piotr Kaźmirski told FNE that the company will focus on independent productions,…

FESTIVALS: Wisla Honors Wajda

The Wisla Polish Film Festival (www.festiwalwisla.pl). running through 5 May 2011, is marking the 85th birthday of director Andrzej Wajda with screenings of Everything for Sale and The Maids of…

FilmBox Launches in Spain

WARSAW: Polish-based Kino Polska TV announced the launch of broadcast in of its channels FilmBox and FilmBox Espana in Spain on the Starmax HD platform beginning on 18 April 2011.

Wajda Casts Belluci in Walesa Film

WARSAW: Polish Radio reports that director Andrzej Wajda has cast Monica Bellucci in his biopic of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

New Horizon Picks Up Turin Horse

WARSAW: Polish distribution company New Horizons Association (www.enh.pl) has picked up Hungarian director Bela Tarr's last film The Turin Horse for theatrical and DVD distribution. The film will debut at…

Dragon Forum Call for Applications

KRAKOW: Dragon Forum Pitching 2011 has announced an open call for documentary film projects through 29 April 2011. The sixth edition takes place 25-29 May during the 51st Krakow International…

TVP's Venice Awarded in Cleveland

WARSAW: Venice by Polish director Jan Jakub Kolski has been honored with the Special Jury Mention for Cinematography by Arthur Reinhartd at the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival.