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The Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia are listed among 10 countries around the globe that show the most promise in developing direct-to-home satellite services, according to a new survey. The…
Applications are now being accepted for the annual Aristoteles Workshop for documentary films in Romania. The workshop, conducted in partnership with the French/German cultural network Arte television, will welcome 16…
Cinema Concern Mosfilm is both Russia’s oldest and its newest film studio. Founded in 1923 the studio combines a proud history that includes the greatest names in world cinematography with…
Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov’s new film Vanished Empire (www.mosfilm.ru) looks set to make its mark on the international festival circuit with this warm and very real story of young love…
The European Documentary Network has presented its 2008 EDN Award to the Prague-based Institute of Documentary Film, citing its "enthusiastic and energetic work" in developing and promoting Central and Eastern…
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., which owns broadcast properties in six Central and East European countries, on March 10 closed its offering of $425 million in senior convertible notes. The…
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., which owns broadcasting properties in six Central and East European countries, announced financial results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2007 described as the strongest in company…
A new survey of video-on-demand services in Europe shows that VoD service is now available in six of the 12 new European Union member countries, but the region lags far…
Two legendary Central European film directors and Oscar winners, Czech Jiri Menzel and Hungarian Istvan Szabo, jointly celebrated their 70th birthdays in the Budapest cinema Oeroekmozgo on Feb. 18. The…
The 12 participants in the current edition of ScripTeast, a training program for scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe, have completed three days of meetings at the Berlinale and are…
Although cinema attendance in the European Union declined 2.2% in 2007, rising attendance in the new EU member states helped save the market from a more serious decline, according to…
Applications are now being accepted for the third edition of ScripTeast, a training project for scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe. The deadline for applications is May 30 and the…
European Union laws permit reduced VAT rates for cultural activities, and half of the 12 new EU member states apply them. Here is a listing of VAT rates on audiovisual…
Participants in the second edition of the ScripTeast scriptwriting workshops are gearing up for the next stage to be held Feb. 9-12 at the Berlin International Film Festival during which…
Filmmakers now have several new ways to obtain legal information on the audiovisual sector in Europe. According to analysts at the European Audiovisual Laboratory, part of the Council of Europe…
With the publications of today's stories, Film New Europe closes out its first seven months of highly successful operations. We have published more than 350 reports about the film and…
The third annual Baltic Event co-production market winds up today in Tallinn. A total of 12 projects were presented to 50 experts from production, distribution and sales companies and festival…
Liberty Global Inc., which operates cable TV systems in Central Europe under the UPC brand, has announced a stock repurchase program under which the company may acquire up to $500…
A new website is in operation to help fill an information void about contemporary documentary production in Southeast Europe. The website, www.seedox.org, went on line earlier this month with essays…
A new report by British-based analysts Dodona Research predicts about half of the world's cinema screens will be converted to digital technology by 2013. Luxembourg, Belgium and the U.K. are…

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