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.
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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.

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…