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Following its August 26 gala red-carpet, standing ovation premeire in Poland, Janosik. A True Story begins a crusade to break Central Europe's distribution boundaries.
Stockholm-based Nordic and Baltic telecommunications company TeliaSonera announced cash purchase offers for companies in Lithuania and Estonia.
The 2009 Cinelink co-production market gave its EAVE scholarship to Bosnian producer Snežana Marić of Sarajevo-based Refresh Production during the Sarajevo IFF industry awards on August 20.
The long awaited Janosik. A True Story, directed by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, will have gala premieres across Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic beginning August 26.
Berlin-based film sales company m-appeal has picked up Áron Mátyássys feature debut Lost Times and Damjan Kozoles new film Slovenian Girl.
Liberty Global, which operates UPC broadband divisions in Hungary and four other CEE territories, reported second quarter loss in revenues of $60.7 million, and a $93 million loss for the…
Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www.cetv-net.com) saw stocks drop by almost 8% on July 29, to 19.71 on NASDAQ, following release of its second quarter results.
Sanoma Hearst will launch Story TV simultaneously in Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and the Ukraine in spring 2010.
PRIMEPACKAGING 2009 (www.prime-house.eu) concluded its Berlin workshop, with films from Lithuania, Cyprus, and Poland participating.
Paul Negoescu's 24-minute film Renovare (Renovation) is the latest addition to the list of nominees for European Film Academy Short Film 2009.
Viviane Reding, the EU Commissioner for media, has urged EU member states to push for faster transition from analog to digital TV.
Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www.cetv-net.com) announced that it has received a $100 million cash investment from Ukranian businessman Igor Kolomoisky.
The ad market in Central and Eastern Europe will return to a growth stage in 2010, according to a July 6 report released by ZenithOptimedia.
Despite a drop in the number of participants, 1,542 compared with 1,729 in 2008, DISCOP East managing director Patrick Jucaud put a positive spin on the business results.
Central European Media Enterprises (www.cetv-net.com) announced that Wallace Macmillan will step down as the company Chief Financial Officer effective July 1.
Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Romania are among the countries fielding nominated films for the European Parliament's LUX Prize, with three finalists to be announced during the Venice Film Festival.
HBO Central Europe has signed an agreement on format rights to the Israeli series that HBO produces in the US under the title In Treatment.
Film Europe, the sister company of SPI International (www.spi-film.eu), has confirmed distribution agreements for five films following the Cannes market, and adds a slate of documentary films to its presence…

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