HBO Adds HD Channels in Poland

WARSAW: HBO Poland is introduced several new movie channels in HD on 7 March 2011: HBO2 HD, HBO Comedy HD and Cinemax2 HD. All HBO and Cinemax channels also became…
10-03-2011

PRODUCTION: TVN Soccer Film in Preproduction

WARSAW: Polish commercial broadcaster TVN is casting the lead in its film production Fusbal, the story of a young provincial football player whose strength of character helps him overcome obstacles…
10-03-2011

PRODUCTION: First Polish HBO Series in Postproduction

WARSAW: Without Secrets (Bez Tajemniec), the Polish production of HBO's hit series about psychotherapy In Treatment, wrapped shooting on 8 March 2011 and is in postproduction. The series filmed 25…
09-03-2011

Wajda To Receive Top Polish Honour

WARSAW: Polish director Andrzej Wajda, who turned 85 on 6 March 2011, will receive the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest state honour, at a ceremony on 21 March…
08-03-2011

Poland Amends Media Bill

WARSAW: The Polish Government has passed an amendment to the media bill which brings it up to European Union requirements.
08-03-2011

Essential Killing, Venice Dominate Polish Film Awards

Essential Killing directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and Venice by Jan Jakub Kolski each won four awards at the 13th Polish Film Awards:The Eagles during the celebratory gala in Warsaw on…
07-03-2011

Szyc Poised for Lead in Wajda Film

Polish media have reported that young Polish star Borys Szyc has been tapped to play the lead role in of Lech Walesa in Andrzej Wajda's biographical film about the head…
03-03-2011

Tribeca Film picks up Essential Killing

Tribeca Film (www.tribecafilm.com/tribecafilm), the distribution branch of the Tribeca Film Festival, will distribute the Polish co-production Essential Killing in cinemas as well as other multimedia platforms. The company announced it…
02-03-2011

Polish Eagles Announce Lifetime Award

Polish film director/screenwriter/producer Tadeusz Chmielewski will recieve the Polish Film Academy Award for Lifetime Achievements at the annual gala ceremony of the Polish Eagles (www.pnf.pl) on 7 March 2011 in…
02-03-2011

The Christening Wins Mons Love Film Festival

The Christening by Polish director Marcin Wrona won the Grand Prize of the 27th Mons Love Film Festival. The screenwriters for this title Grzegorz Jankowski, Grażyna Trela and Dariusz Glazer…
28-02-2011

Slovak Public Broadcaster Faces Deficit

Slovak Radio and Television RTVS, the newly combined public broadcaster, expects debts in excess of €57 million in 2011. The deficit compares to a loss of €24.4 million in 2010.
28-02-2011

Kino Polska Launches Music Channel

Kino Polska has announced the upcoming launch of Kino Polska Muzyka, a channel devoted to Polish music. Musical films, documentaries, and animation are among the programmes that the new station…
28-02-2011

PRODUCTION: Hip Hop Drama You Are God Begins Filming

Polish director Leszek Dawid had started shooting You Are God (Jesteś Bogiem), a drama about legendary Polish rapers, on 22 February 2011. The film is based on a true story…
24-02-2011

New Polish Distributor Picks up Internet Indie Film

Spectator, a new distribution company which bowed on the Polish market in December 2010, will use Everything (Wszystko), an independent short film by Artur Wyrzykowski, to introduce a new distribution…
23-02-2011

PRODUCTION: Lubaszenko Filming Blow Follow-up

Polish actor/director/producer Olaf Lubaszenko is near the completion of filming A Moment of Carelessness, or A Second Blow (Chwila nieuwagi, czyli drugi sztos), the sequel to his 1997 directing debut…
23-02-2011

Weekend Sets New Record in Poland

WARSAW: Weekend has set anew opening week-end record with 275,000 admissions. Weekend is distributed by Poland's ITI Cinema (www.iticinema.com.pl),.
22-02-2011

PRODUCTION: Polish Tragedy Straight from the Sky in Production

Polish independent filmmaker Piotr Matwiejczyk is working on Straight from the Sky (Prosto z nieba), a drama based on the events of 10 April 2010, when a Polish plane carrying…
22-02-2011

Gutek Film Competes for Cartoon Movie Award

Poland's Gutek Film is competing for Cartoon Movie's best distributor award which will be presented at the conclusion of the 13th annual event, 2-4 March 2011 in Lyon, France.
22-02-2011

Poland Blocks Media Merger

The Polish government has forbidden the merger of EM&F Group, a Polish chain of press and media stores, with www.Merlin.pl, the most popular Polish seller of audiovisual, music and press…
21-02-2011

Polish Advertising Income Rises in 2010

The Polish advertising market registered an unexpected growth of 4.5% in 2010, with over 7.3 billion PLN spent on ads. Internet and cinema advertising had the best results.
21-02-2011