Standard and Poors Threatens to Downgrade CME

Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www. is facing a potential downgrade in its rating by U.S. agency Standard and Poors, following S&P's reevaluation of the company's position from stable…

Solomon Joins Shooting Stars Jury

Romanian producer Ada Solomon has been named as one of five jury members who will select the ten 2012 Shooting Stars ( for European Film Promotion (

Mixed Q3 Results for Cinema City

Central European exhibitor Cinema City ( reported cinema revenues of 197.6 million euros at the end of Q3 2011, an increase of some 11% over 2010, but EBITDA dropped 20.6%…

Bollywood Film to Shoot in Cyprus, Turkey

Race 2, a Bollywood sequel to a 2008 Indian action thriller, will be shot and Turkey and Cyprus, the film's creative team announced.

Obsurantist Wins FNE Visegrad Prix at Jihlava

JIHLAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC: Obscurantist and His Lineage or the Pyramids' Tearful Valleys (Tmář a jeho rod aneb Slzavé údolí pyramid, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2011) by legendary Czech experimental documentary filmmaker Karel…

CME Q3 Revenues Rise 23%

PRAGUE: Central European Media Enterprises (CME, reported a 23% increase in quarter three net revenues, at $165.5 million, with nine month revenues also up 23% at 587.9 million. OIBDA…

FESTIVALS: TVP’s Argentinean Lesson Wins Leipzig Silver Dove

Polish director Wojciech Staron won the Silver Dove and a cash award of 3,000 euros in the main competition of the Leipzig IFF for documentaries and animated films for Argentinean…

FNE at CentEast Moscow 2011: Event doubles in size and scope

MOSCOW: The third edition of CentEast Moscow ( saw organizers expand the event from one to two days and add screenings of films for participants to its programme. The expanded…
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Modern Times Group Profits up in Baltics, Central Europe

STOCKHOLM: Swedish based Modern Times Group, with emerging market operations in the Baltics and Central Europe, reported a 3% rise in 2011 Q3 sales compared with 2010 Q3 results. The…

FNE Visegrad Prix Nominations Announced

WARSAW: Nominations for the second edition of the FNE Visegrad Prix for best documentary film coproduction from a Visegard country have been announced. The films are all screening in the15th…

Root Joins HBO CE as Vice President

BUDAPEST: HBO Central Europe has appointed Antony Root as Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production at HBO Central Europe, reporting to Chief Executive Linda Jensen. He will be responsible…

Central Europeans Bring Competition to Oscar Race

An impressive selection of Central European films competing for a nomination in the Oscar Best Foreign Language film category reflects a creatively robust industry in spite of economic challenges. Films…

EFA Announces Short Film Nominations

Two Polish films, two Romanian films, and one Austrian film are among the 15 films nominated for the European Film Association's short film award.

Finlayson Named General Counsel of HBO CE

BUDAPEST: HBO Central Europe announced the appointment of Gordon Finlayson to the senior position of General Counsel, based at the company's offices in Budapest, Hungary.

Central European Films Among EFA Nominees

Eleven films from FNE member countries are represented among the 45 films nominated for the European Film Academy's European Film Awards, including a high number of coproductions.

FNE Visegrad Prix Nominations for Fiction Coproduction Announced

WARSAW: Nominations for the second edtion of the FNE Visegrad Prix for best fiction film coproduction from a Visegard country have been announced. The films are all screening in the…

FNE at Venice IFF 2011: Venice Film Festival Winners

VENICE: Russian director Alexander Sokurov won the Golden Lion for best film for his film Faust at the 68th Venice Film Festival (31 August – 10 September 2011). A controversial…
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FNE at Venice IFF 2011: Competition: Faust

VENICE: Faust is the final installment of Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s tetralogy on the nature of power and it has already succeeded in establishing itself as the most controversial entry…
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Cinema City Shows Mixed Results in 2011

Regional exhibitor Cinema City ( reported an 12.6% increase in ticket sales, reflecting its agressive acquisition strategy, but a decrease in per screen attendance of 11.9%

FNE at Venice IFF 2011: Competition: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

VENICE: Swedish director Tomas Alfredson brings John Le Carre's 1974 Cold War spy novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to the screen in this big budget European adaptation of the novel.…
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